Yes, it finally happened. I have had to deal with incompetence and young doctors who have no idea how to think on their feet. But now one stepped right on a land mine: I went to St. Peter’s to have an IV put in my arm this morning. The nurse attending me came in and with the harshest of violence, proceeded to tie my right arm up extremely tightly and then jabbed the needle straight into the main nerve running from the thumb and forefinger to the brain.
I screamed. Loud. It was amazingly painful. I screamed, ‘You hit a major nerve! STOP!’ The nurse gave it a hard push and said, ‘This doesn’t hurt so bad.’ This pain was such as I seldom have. I yelled at her to stop. She refused. Then she stuck on the blood sample phil and I nearly fainted from the pain. Even when she stopped and taped it up if I moved even an inch, I would scream out of control.
“Take it off!’ I screamed. She refused. ‘If I take it off, you can’t have another IV,’ she threatened. The doctor came in and I yelled, ‘Are you threatening me?’ He told her to take it off. She yanked it off and I nearly fainted from the pain.
‘I am going to take you all to court,’ I announced. She left in a huff. The doctor tried to calm me down but I said, ‘In the past I have taken hospitals to court for malpractice. You saw how tortured I was.’ I demanded a pen and paper and began writing everything down while my daughter took photos.
I fully intend to sue them all.
I once shut down Cumberland Hospital in NYC when they nearly killed me. I can do that here, except it wasn’t life-threatening enough to make such a drastic move. More later. I am still in a lot of pain and can barely write.