A few days after I was in ER for that and still moving pretty slowly, my husband was in the same ER with a shoulder injury from wrestling. He has a high pain tolerance and was writhing with this thing. They were about to send him home with a pain medication that we knew didn't work that well for him. So, I walked down the hall to the nurses station and explained. Turned out they were giving him one of the strongest they could.
"Can the dosage be increased?" I asked..."No, he's at the highest."
Thinking about this for a moment I asked the nurse, "Do you have...an iron skillet?"
From down the hall we heard Dave, "I heard that!"
It has taken about a month to recover from the spotted fever even thought the spots still linger. But Dave is still dealing with his issue, we ended up in a Florida ER this past weekend with it.
The good news? One more ER visit this month and we'll get frequent flyer hats.
The better news: I appreciate my health a lot these days, and having to rest a lot helped me get more of my writing contract done. It's nearing completion.
I am grateful for much, ER and all!