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I don't know if I am a "vaso-vagal" or not, but here is what happened yesterday.
I was at the doctor having a routine medical. I am quite sensitive so I don't like looking when they take a blood sample. However I happened to look and started to feel faint. I thought about telling the nurse but I didn't because I felt stupid, as it was ridiculous to feel faint just on seeing some blood. The faint feeling lasted a few seconds.
Next thing I know, I am on the floor with a very anxious nurse looking over me. Unfortunately, I had been sitting on a high doctors chair/table type thing, with no railings. When I fainted I keeled over head first onto the floor. My face broke my fall. Unfortunately, my fall broke my face. I ended up with a broken nose. Sounds funny, but it wasn't at the time. The doctor told me I had had a vaso-vagal response and sent me to hospital (for the nose). He also said that he does about 3000 medicals a year and gets about 10-20 people fainting or feeling faint (though I was the first to get badly injured).
Meanwhile I need surgery to fix my nose back and I am trying to decide if I should sue the doctor for not taking enough care of me. I am covered by insurance for the hospital bill, but I'm not sure about the surgery I will need to fix my nose. Surely a doctor's office should have the sense to watch patients carefully after taking blood ? Anyone else experienced this kind of episode ?
From: frank firstname.lastname@example.org