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Betty S.

Betty S.
Survivor

Sept 18, 2020, I had not been feeling well for a few days falling to the floor unresponsive. My room mate called an ambulance and rushed to the emergency room. An MRI identified a ruptured appendix. (Sepsis and Appendicitis) During the surgery they found a ruptured cyst and sepsis. Not good for a 79 year old woman.

Unfortunately I am allergic to sulfa and believe the anesthetic contained sulfa, which in most cases would have been correct. Due to the filthy conditions in the hospital and the sulfa I was diagnosed with post operative delirium. Due to poor quality hospital staff I checked out of the hospital without DR orders. I went to the ER, they finished the med. I am slowly recovering. The one side effect I am so cold. It has been 6 months hope summer warms me up. Prior to this episode I has torn meniscus in my knee. No doctor would touch for repair. I also had a torn labrum. I have had this for 5 years. The orthos would not touch me again. These are separate issues but I have been through hell for years. To add to my pain I was rear ended by a F158 truck. As a result my knee became worse. I was nursed to health by loving family.

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