The other night I ended up having to go to the emergency room with a nose bleed from hell. I attempted to quell the blood bath myself but nothing worked and so I finally called my son and his wife graciously took me to the hospital.
The doctor on call gave me my alternatives which were to insert what looked like a tampon, which he would then inflate to create pressure so that the bleed would stop; or I could choose not to and take my chances, because he couldn’t force me to take his suggestion. He was a lovely young man with great bedside manner and I decided to take his advice. (more…)