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    Erica Lightly
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    Well, that happened LOL.  At the beginning of the week, I fainted, fell face first into a door, bounced off that and landed on the floor, hitting my head, bruising my ribs and my hips.  I remember walking, then I remember waking up on the floor.  Home security cam caught the whole episode on video – quite unnerving to watch.

    So, yeah, ended up in the ER.  Silly me, I tried to go to urgent care, thinking maybe I’d get an X-ray and a blood test, but they sent me to the hospital and I ended up getting admitted and staying overnight for observation.  BTW, diagnosis was severe anemia – any worse and I would have required a blood transfusion.  Fortunately injury-wise just some contusions, my ribs still hurt like hell when I move but nothing broken.

    So there I am, putting on my hospital gown wearing my black lacy panties for all the world (well, the hospital staff) to see!  LOL!  Since I was home alone with the step daughter, I wasn’t wearing a bra (she doesn’t know – and I worry about her feeling it when she’s hugging me LOL).  I’m definitely not out to anyone except my fiancee, but I didn’t really care one damn bit at that point.  Nobody said a word about it – I’m sure they’ve seen far more interesting things, but part of me wonders if there were conversations had by the staff.

    Still following up to determine root cause of the severe anemia.  My last CBC was a couple of years ago and my hemoglobin levels were perfectly normal, so it is concerning.  Will be getting my first colonoscopy very soon – and I’m wearing my panties there.  In the larger scheme of things, what anybody else thinks or judges about it really doesn’t matter!

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      Amber Smith
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      This actually happens alot. My wife has been in the industry for 21 years and she says she’s seen her fair share of men in panties and it honesty doesn’t faze the hospital staff. They are there to treat you and if you are in need of care, they are focused on that, not your panties.

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      Tiff Any
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      Hopefully they’d be impressed at the quality & ask where I got them ….more worried about them being cut off !!

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      Erica Lightly
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      Haha, I have joked with my fiancee about wearing a dress too, but we’re going to go “traditional”.  I kind of change from day to day so I’m totally OK with that.  Now what I’ll be wearing during the honeymoon is a different story altogether.  😁

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      Paula F
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      Erica,

      I know exactly what you are experiencing with your diagnosis.  I am now at my 2 1/2 year mark as being cancer free from colorectal cancer.  This IS beatable.  Listen to your oncologists, both the radiation and the chemo OC’s.  If your cancer center is anything like the one I went to, they are going to support you all the way through this experience, start to finish.  Use every resource that they provide for you and make EVERY appointment without fail.

      Keep a positive attitude as much as you possibly can.  It will be tough at times, but you have a loving SO beside you to help you through.  Be patient above all, this will take time to get through, but you will make it.

      If you need to message me with questions, please do so.  I don’t care how many or how trivial you may think they are, please shoot me a message when you need to.  We are ALL here for you and I know the other girls and I will help you as much as we can over the distance between us all.

      It is okay to be scared and intimidated by this, keep a good healthy attitude and that will make a world of difference in your treatments.  Hang in there girl.

      PaulaF

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      Jeannie Jones
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      I am inspired by stories where satin panties are worn for medical tests and treatment with no issue.

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      Robin Snow
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      OMG Erica!  Here I am reading through all the comments from the bottom up thinking panties in the hospital, no big deal and then I got to your last post.   I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.

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      Ilona
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      Hello, Erica

      I hope you recover soon

      Will you and your SO both wear dresses at your wedding?

      Take care

      Jonathan

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      Olivia Livin
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      Erica

      Best hopes and wishes regarding your health and congratulations on the wedding. With a lovely supportive SO by your side you’ll have the incentive to make good things happen.

       

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      Amanda Burton
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      Erica sweetie, so sorry you have to go through this, so glad you have a supportive SO. It’s easy to say this but I firmly believe that if you have a positive attitude to be determined to beat it, you will. I can only send my love and best wishes as support, and hope you get the right result. Congratulations on the wedding that’s a beautiful inspiration for you to fight it. 

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      Erica Lightly
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      For those who asked me to update on how things were going…

      I had a colonoscopy and upper GI yesterday.  It will be a few days before the pathology results come back, but when I woke up from the procedure the doctor told me “You have colon cancer” and the report said I have a “likely malignant tumor in the cecum”.

      I was all alone in the recovery room because of Covid and had to tell my fiancee when they wheeled me out the door.  I was crying.  This is not what we were expecting.  We’re supposed to get married on the 2nd of next month.  Just a small ceremony and we’re still planning to do it but some of our travel plans may end up getting curtailed.  Doctor’s I’ve spoken to since are absolutely appalled at how the results were presented to me.

      She has been my rock; she made me an appointment at Moffit Cancer center on Tuesday.  I feel like I’m in good hands and I’m going to beat this thing.  Prayers and positive vibes greatly appreciated!

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      Hi Erica… good to hear your doing better!! Stay healthy!!
      I wear my black satin panties to the doctors office. I went to an appointment with my massage therapist… totally forgot I had red silk panties on… luckily she uses a thick sheet for covering up… I had back and neck issues so it was a massage from neck to buttocks, only thing on was panties!! And I went for an MRI  and realized I had on lavender silk panties, good thing for hospital gowns… and I was getting laser hair removal for a few sessions, I wore my Black panties so we could get right up to the panty line… the Tech didn’t mind!! I will wear what I want… my wife doesn’t mind and no one else matters.

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      Ilona
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      Hello, Jeannie

      I had a colonoscopy last year. I was given a gown with a pair of shorts with a hole in the back. I left my other clothes in another room and got changed back into them after the colonoscopy, so my panties weren’t on show.

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      Jeannie Jones
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      I totally agree with you. Wear what you want and if you go to the ER the professionals make giggle amongst themselves but they will no doubt keep it to themselves. I have not yet had the courage to wear panties to my colonoscopy but I probably will since they have you get naked in a changing room and put a gown on and do not see undies

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      Cindy Rush
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      Sorry to hear about your fall.

      Now I think about that all the time. I wear panties everyday under my man clothes. It always crosses my mind.  I’ve recently had some one make a comment when they were showing. So to go to the hospital and have to undress so all can see would be a bit uncomfortable. Now I also see where it could be a good thing. I’m sure you love your panties so why shouldn’t you wear them and be proud when others see them.

      Hope you feel better XOXO

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        Nancy Holly
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        I guess they see your cute panties. Maybe a little envious.

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      Nancy Holly
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      some people will judge, others will be accepting, you cannot live that way. Be yourself.  MY step daughters and my daughters accept me for who I am. Some others do not.

      Thank God it wasn’t anything worse.

      Be yourself.

      Hugs Nancy

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      Ilona
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      Perhaps some people in Crossdresser Heaven can do a remake of ‘Brief Encounters;

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      Emily
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      Glad it’s no worse. I agree, the hospital staff has seen pretty much everything. If it gave them something to talk about or even chuckle about over coffee, then we’ll done. Your last line says it all, what else anyone else thinks or judges about it JUST DOESNT MATTER! Hopefully you can get the root cause sorted to prevent further incidents.

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      Natasha Krober
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      Hello Erica

      If anyone judged me and asked me anything about my panties at a hospital. I would say. Oh my. I forgot to put on my vagina.

      Hugs

      Natasha💋

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      Ilona
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      Hello. Erica

      When I was sent to hospital in 2017, I had severe iron deficiency anaemia. After a blood transfusion and iron infusion, I was taken to the gastroenterology ward. While there, I chose to wear a nightdress and panties, rather than pyjamas. I didn’t realise that the slit at the back of the nightdress revealed the panties when I left my bed. I was later given a top to cover the top of the slit.

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      Erica Lightly
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      Thanks to everyone for the supportive replies!

      The people in the hospital were all quite professional.  I guess what I was trying to say (poorly apparently lol) is I would have imagined being mortified in that scenario, and in reality I wasn’t at all.  In fact part of me is a little disappointed nobody said “nice panties!” LOL

      As for me, I’m doing OK other than being really fatigued.  My fiancee is taking great care of me and not letting me lift a finger.

      I’m on iron supplements for the anemia for now since the initial bloodwork points to iron deficiency (even though they didn’t actually test my iron levels in the hospital!) Waiting for some more bloodwork results today (which will include my iron levels and other things they probably should have checked) and have a follow up appointment with a gastroenterologist tomorrow, soon to be followed up I presume with my first ever colonoscopy.  Apparently iron deficiency is fairly unusual for someone in my biological demographic and diet, so one of the potential causes is bleeding from a stomach ulcer or somewhere in the colon.  Of course lots of other scary things could potentially be causing it but trying not to focus on those for now.  😳

      Hugs and kisses and I’ll keep you all updated 🙂

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      karley delaware
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      Hi Erica………….giggles……….well, before CDH, I would have been mortified…………but now……..I wouldn’t care to much…………maybe think of a plausable explanation……….or just be amused at possibly being the”talk about” in the lunchroom.  More likely, I would be a mere amusement of the moment.  It might even help in actually coming out of the closet!!   karley

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      Amber Scott
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      I had knee surgery in May. I work at the hospital I had my surgery. I knew everyone. Was going to go en drab but I thought the hell with it. Went kinda en femme. Nails painted, ear rings and panties.  No one said anything. Well, almost no one. The women in the next bed commented on my nice painted toe nails. When it was time to be discharged the nurse had laid out all my clothes neatly on the bed including my panties. giggles I went back to work with my head held high. I do get the occasional sly grin but never any negativity. In fact I think it has made me more approachable. One more hurdle knocked down in my journey to go public dressed.

      Love and Peace,

      Amber

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      Stevie Steiner
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      Erica, glad to hear you are okay.  Your health trumps any pair of panties.  I had a good friend who was a shift supervisor in emergency and had told me she had seen it at times.  She basically said regarding panties – ” no blood, no concern, I’m trying to save their life, not critique there fashion choice”.  That’s  the only concern in a hospital, as is right.

      I Stevie

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      rebekka moore
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      I’ve thought about this type of scenario too!

      Glad u r okay!

      I’ve been to the doctor a couple of times, completely smooth from the waist down.

      – Once a male doctor and intern shared glances after seeing me that had that look that says “get a load of this guy”.  I should have complained.

      – One overlooked it.

      – My last visit my now female dr commented on how nice and smooth my legs are, asking if I shaved.  I said “yes”, I have such little hair on them anyway (which is true), that it’s not worth keeping on.  She said, “you (and my husband) are so lucky.”  “he is the same and me, I have too much hair that I constantly have to shave.”

      It was a funny but warming conversation.

      🙂

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      Kristen Smithly
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      Hi girls,

      Every hospital is different, except in one category. The people  that work there, the doctors, nurses, techs, are professionals. The care of the patient is first. I was a paramedic for over a dozen years. Several times I have had to cut clothes off of men (result of a trauma of some kind) where underneath they would have on panties and/or a bra, etc. I didn’t care, if I had to do it, I did it. I wasn’t there to pass judgement, I was there to help the person. If the pt is conscious, I’d try to ease their embarrassment at being “caught”, and their worry about being in the er with these things on. I would usually tell them, “Look, I can cut these off, right here in the back of the ambulance, where it’s just you and me, and put them in a bio-waste bag where the clothes will go to the incinerator and no one would be the wiser, or I could let the nurses in the ER do it if front of God and who knows who else (they didn’t think about how the ER staff would close th curtains to give privacy)” this usually worked and I would end up cutting them off.  If it wasn’t a trauma, I would simply ask them if they wanted/needed assistance in removal of the garments, and then put into a personal item bag. Sometimes a spouse would let me know her husband had on women’s underwear and I would give her the clothes if I had to remove them. Of course I would be telling them this when underneath I would have on a sexy pair of lace/satin panties, (lavender is my favorite color, didn’t really go with the navy blue uniform). If I saw them later on, I would say nothing because 1) I didn’t care, 2) it’s their business, 3) RESPECT for their privacy. If they brought it up to me, I would simply say, “no big deal, I’ve forgotten it” or something along those lines. I am a crossdresser too, and I basically would have no idea how much/or how far out of the closet they are. The point being, EMS staff, both in the field and in the ER, don’t care. What you have on is generally irrelevant to treatment, odds are, in a non trauma case, they will remove the clothing gently, treating it with he same respect they would a GG clothes, or in the case of a trauma incident, cut them off. I have seen it and once or twice, assisted a nurse in doing so in the ER. Quick, professional, they want you in a gown as quick as possible so the doctor can examine you properly and give appropriate treatment. Most ER staff has seen it all, and nothing like a guy wearing female clothing will phase them. They have other concerns.

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      Dana Marie
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      Nurses have commented on my legs. Telling me they looked very Feminine. (I do shave them) In the presence of my wife. I was wearing shorts at the time.

      On another occasion a nurse asked me if I remembered to remove all my nail polish, before a hernia op. Where that came from I don’t know.

      Erica just go with the flow hon.

      Life is to short.

      Hugs Dana

       

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      Sandy Jayson
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      Hope you keep yourself well Erica.  If I were to go to the hospital , panties are one thing.  My pink toe nails would be something else!!  Probably will happen at some point but at 66 I don’t care quite as much as I used to.

      Sandy

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      Ilona
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      I had an inguinal hernia operation in 2016. I was given a gown and a pair of rather feminine panties to wear. I felt quite pleased. When I went to the bathroom after the operation, I found the panties in the bin. Someone had cut down the side of them to remove. I felt a bit upset and more vulnerable.

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      Jessica Wilde
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      Since I have low blood sugar problems I totally understand the falling out for no apparent reason and it sux. It’s very obviously dangerous and the underlying health problems that cause the unexpected fainting can be scary to say the least so take care of yourself.

      I had a similar thing happen to me several years ago and that’s how I found out about my sugar problem. I was at a bar by myself to watch a band play and had purchased a beer and went in to watch the band. I took one drink from the beer and next thing I knew I was waking up on the floor with a crowd of people around me. Luckily for me the part time bartender that night was actually a full time nurse and knew exactly what was going on after asking me a couple of questions. She gave me what I needed to bring my sugar up ( OJ for the quick boost and then some milk for the sustainable sugars so I could make it home as I was by myself). Thank goodness she was there. It was all a very scary situation.

      As far as the panties go in the hospital. I was most likely wearing panties that night but I didn’t end up in the hospital so I never really gave much more thought until recently.

      I have a somewhat dangerous job and my fiancé ( who knows I wear panties ,thongs to be exact, every day ) said to me not too very long ago “what if you get hurt while you’re working and have to go to the hospital and there you’ll be in your thongs for everyone to see.” I told her I guess at that point the jigs up. It’s a small risk to take in my mind because I think of my panties as just my normal underwear and they see lots of people in their underwear. Just so happens my underwear are pretty panties. Why some of those nurses may see them and think “those were really cute panties. Wonder where he got those?”

      Anyway at the end of the day everyone else who has commented is right. The nurses of the ER have seen all kinds of crazy things and a man in panties probably pales in comparison to some of the things they have and most likely will see. They are highly trained professionals doing a very critical job and people’s underwear are probably the least of their concerns.

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      DeeAnn Hopings
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      Hospital personnel have lots to do, so I doubt if they would dwell on someone’s undergarments…

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      Kay Anderson
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      Erica, we all hope you are alright and healthy.  I would never let the thought of ending up in the ER to be a reason to not wear something that I wanted to. I am sure most of here would agree.

       

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      Ilona
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      Hello, Erica

      A few years ago, I had severe abdominal pains and ended up in a hospital ward. I put on a hospital gown and a nurse noticed that I was wearing orange panties. She smiled.

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      Bettylou Cox
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      Oh my, Erica, that has to be scary.  When I think of the possible causes for hypoxemia, I worry about you.  Please keep us up to date on how you are doing.

      And as for the panties, I have developed a Rhett Butler attitude:  “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a d**n”.

      Hugs,

      Bettlou

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      Elizabeth Jenkins
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      This is a little different take on the subject. I shaved my legs the night before major surgery and I have wondered what the surgeons and nurses thought or said while I was asleep. I spent nearly a week in the hospital and I received only one comment from a nurse. I forgot what she said but I don’t remember it being derogatory- maybe something like, “you have smooth legs.”

      I’m sure they have a lot more to worry about than a male patients choice of undergarments or whether he shaves his legs.

      Elizabeth

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      Amanda Burton
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      Hi Erica,

      First I would stop worrying about the hospital staff, I am sure they have seen all before, besides they have a strict code of conduct and are extremely professional in all aspects of confidentiality when dealing with patients. Two,  you have more important priorities to attend too with your health rather than worry if your seen in panties.

      I am sure your step daughter would be more concerned about your health than  you wearing  lingerie.

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      Paula F
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      Erica, you have nothing to really be concerned about from the hospital staff.  I work security in our little local hospital, and it is not a big issue one way or the other to them.  Now, that being said, they will probably get a little giggle out of at the nurses station, between them and the other nurses. The subject is not uncommon, and it won’t make any headlines before they move on to the next patient and new discoveries.  And remember, due to HIPPA regulations and disciplinary actions involved with those rules, their job is not worth mentioning your undies over.

      PaulaF

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      Grace Scarlett
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      Hi Erica

      Firstly I hope you are feeling better.

      Secondly, doesn’t this just prove the point, you should always buy nice expensive panties, in case such a thing should happen to you. Golly, imagine being seen by all those hospital staff with cheap, horrendous knickers on…..that would be much MORE embarrassing. Huggs, grace xx

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      Jasmine Andrews
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      Exactly, medical professionals are just that, professional. Does your choice of underwear have anything to do with your condition? No? Then immaterial, move on. You’re not the first they’ve seen, in fact, if it’s a moderately busy ER, you might not be the first today.

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