With the news that my reconstructive shoulder surgery is indeed failing thanks to EDS, the increased stress on my body during my recent trip and some increase in dislocations and decrease in energy, I’m essentially bedridden. I’m really needing care that I can’t receive here. None of the assisted living places I contacted have gotten back to me, but this is urgent. Do I head to the ER? Will they just turn me away? I don’t know how they handle chronic illness turned acute and I don’t need or want painkillers, I want actual help. Something lasting. A treatment plan, rehab, a referral, alternative treatment ideas… All of the above.
I feel really alone in this and my only idea is the ER because hospitals are supposed to help sick people, right? Maybe I’m wrong. I need help. I really need help.