I went out of Crouse Hospital against medical advice after 104 days in isolation.
I went to the Upstate Medical Center ER. My glucose was through the roof and I have a UTI. They wouldn’t listen to me about what my CFIDS/immune dysfunction does when I take drugs. They said I was “noncompliant.”
I was put in Observation for two days. I kept trying to get immunology, neurology and endocrinology consults. The doctor said I was a liar.
Today he discharged me to DSS. I was supposed to go there and get sent to a shelter. I was given no discharge paper work nor was I told who to see at DSS.
I am supposed to be in a skilled nursing home but Upstate is sending me to a shelter.
I remembered that I had a judge’s order that the Iroquois has to take me back, so I went there. They refused to re-admit me. I called 911 and they sent a state trooper. After studying everything, he said it is a civil matter.
There is absolutely no place for me to go, so I went back to Upstate. I asked for a glucose check, insulin, and to see a psychiatrist. My glucose is over 400.
The head of the Upstate ER is discharging me BECAUSE I RAISED MY VOICE. He will not give me insulin or call a psych consult.
I am going out on the streets alone in my wheelchair in the dark and freezing cold.
Maybe all my blogs will be collected as witness to how a moral, witty, articulate activist got totally screwed by the union of medicine and big government. Let it be a lesson to the country of what it means to be poor and sick in America.
Call it “Exit Screaming.”