May 25, 2007 - Having spent a sleepless night with a bit too much pain in my abdomen, I informed my wife I was suffering from another bout with diverticulitis.  I was also forced to admit I had consumed a bag of microwave popcorn, a definite no-no for someone with no intestinal fortitude.

We asked the doctor how to avoid spending a day in the ER just to get antibiotics.  She explained that had I arrived in an ambulance, I would have received immediate treatment; ambulances were handled immediately. After 10 hours at the hospital, I left with a prescription and a first-class education in the ER crisis. 

Source: My Turn: 10 Educational Hours at the ER - To Your Health -

Hat Tip:  Kevin, MD


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