Okay. I don’t have to tell you that I love Humboldt County. I do. But……
1. The Redneck was “too big” to have surgery here
because they didn’t have the equipment to do bariatric surgery for someone his size.
2. No communication with referred doctor
Even though they referred the Redneck to this doctor there has been NO cooperation between their offices.
3. No sleep study before the surgery
then when it came up, they blamed his FRESNO doctor. Um….
4. Problems with prescriptions
I had no problems with Clovis, but when I got home? *rolls eyes*
5. No good medical supplies at the local drug stores
The Redneck came home with a huge wound that requires dressing changes and packing. (Just call me nurse Nanny) and I can’t find ANY good stuff at the local stores. They suck ass.
6. Lack of good communication with us
Everything has been delayed and I think most of it stems from Humboldt’s healthcare.
7. The nearest wound care the Redneck’s doctor ordered is in Arcata
And the Redneck would have to drive himself. (that’s about 25 miles one way)
8. The Run Around
When I called to FIND wound care, I got a bunch of bullshit. It’s ridiculous!!!! Everything here is owned by the same stupid people. Why don’t they know whether there’s outpatient wound care in Fortuna? Grrrrr.
9. No one calls back
Leave a message? Um, no. I could wait for YEARS if I did that.
10. It’s better for me to do it myself apparently
The Redneck’s primary said that it was better to have me pack his wound that let the homecare here do it (they wouldn’t anyway) or go to Arcata. What is THAT saying?
I’ve spent a bunch of times in the ER this year. I have to say that comparing my experience at our local hospitals and Clovis Community? Ours is pretty bad.
I see very clearly that our healthcare workers are swamped here and companies won’t spend the money to have enough staff.
13. The Distance
Hell, if something goes wrong, they have to AIRLIFT people out of here.
It’s been a Loooooooooooooooong three weeks. I’d really like all this crap to be over with.
Nope. Dressing changes two times a day.
I want my insurance company to pay me damnit.