When I created thisfloridalife I had no intention of writing a post such as this one. But alas on Friday afternoon I drove frantically through horrible traffic to get to a wellness clinic. I fluctuated between shivering and sweating. After waiting forty minutes for fluorescent lights to be changed, and therefore for the nurse to be willing to see me, it was discovered that I had an 103 degree fever. Then, I disclosed that lower back muscles ached excruciatingly; the nurse told me to go to the emergency room.
A semi-frenzied drive led me to Florida Hospital Altamonte. The reason that I feel it necessary to write a post about this experience is a) to explain my few days’ absence from my blogging duties and b) because I was so impressed by the treatment I received. I arrived flushed, tearful, and scared. I had never felt like this in my life. Sure, I had to sit on uncomfortable chairs and wait an hour or a little more, but the staff was incredibly nice and well organized. They had a great system. It was easy to know what step was next.
When I was brought to my first room, I felt very comfortable and comforted. The nurses and x-ray technician were extremely kind and friendly. I received an IV for the first time in a my life. After a few hours of tests and being re-hydrated I was diagnosed with pneumonia. So here I sit fighting this yucky, terrible infection. That Friday night, I spent about six hours at the ER of Florida Hospital Altamonte and I can tell you every single staff person I encountered was friendly and helpful. Hopefully I will not have a need to go there again anytime soon, but should the need arise I will not hesitate to go there.