Maybe show some compassion
I was at the HSN emergency department this week. There was a woman in the waiting room who was in so much pain, she was moaning loudly, and screaming between vomiting. It went on for an hour. Finally, another patient yelled at her and told her to stop making noise. He told her no one wanted to hear her and to shut the f up. Listen…. we all had one thing in common, sitting in that room. We were sick, and had to be seen by a doctor. Yelling at this woman was not appropriate, and I wish I had been able to say something, but I was sitting alone on the other side of the waiting room and I didn’t want to yell across at you, even though you found it appropriate to yell across at her. I was also waiting to be diagnosed with a miscarriage so I was not in the right frame of mind. She quieted down a bit but then began moaning again a few minutes later. She was crying. You went on to yell at her several more times. I wish the nurses would have said something. I’m sure they heard you. You are not more important than any of us. I hope you never get wheeled into the ER, screaming, but if you ever do, I hope everyone around you understands. My husband was in that kind of shape when he had kidney stones and it wasn’t pretty. To the woman who was screaming: I hope you found some comfort that night once you were seen, and that you are feeling better now. I’m sorry I didn’t get up and say anything to keep him from yelling at you.