How would you complete this sentence?
The more you know …
I’ll show you how Tufts Medical Center in Boston — where I was hospitalized last night for fevers — completes that sentence:
Do you believe that the more you know, the better you feel?
Here’s more to know about my July 4th, yesterday:
- The on call doctor phoned me to say he would feel better if he knew I went to the Emergency Room to get more cultures for endocarditis, since nobody knew why I was continuing to have fevers.
- Because I know more about Emergency Rooms than most people, I decided I’d feel better if I went earlier rather than later.
- The more some people know about the E.R., the better they feel, as evidenced by this photo I took soon after I decided to go.
- I “knew” that the staff at the Emergency Room would simply take more blood cultures and release me after that, which helped me feel better, since I hate to stay at hospitals.
- The more I knew, the more convinced I was that I was NOT going to see any of my beloved fireworks this year, which made me feel worse.
- Once I knew that the Emergency Room doctors wanted to hospitalize me because they couldn’t figure out what was causing my fevers, the worse I felt.
- I emailed my cardiologist, Dr.Deeb Salem — who is on vacation and away from the hospital until next week — about the developing situation in the Emergency Room, assuming that the more he knew, the better he would feel.
- The more I knew about the doctors’ thoughts and feelings regarding my being hospitalized, the better I felt about reluctantly acquiescing.
- The more people know about my cardiologist Dr. Deeb Salem — who sent me the two-word email “Safe plan” — the better they feel.
- The more I knew about my nurses after I got settled in my hospital room, the better I felt.
- The more I knew about a FABULOUS vantage point in the hospital for watching the famous Boston fireworks at 10:30, the better I felt.
Now that we know more, how do we feel?
The more I know to express my heart-felt gratitude to my readers, the better I feel.