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I Didn’t Know That I Was Very Allergic To Amoxicillin

In mid-November I had the flu for about one week, then it turned into pneumonia.  I had pneumonia for about five days, then I began taking amoxicillin antibiotic.  After taking amoxicillin for five days, I suddenly had a rash/hives covering my entire body.

It was very frightening being completely covered in a rash of welts, and it was hideous looking.  It was also very itchy and painful.  Fortunately, I had read the list of possible side effects of amoxicillin before taking it, and I knew that it was the amoxicillin that caused the rash.

Having the flu, and then pneumonia, I had had a hard time breathing sometimes.  During periods of coughing with fluid in my lungs, a few times I was not able to catch my breath, and I nearly died.  I would have dialed 911 if I could have reached my phone and figured out how to dial it at the time, I could hardly move.

I have had so many bad experiences in Dickinson, North Dakota, where the local people have no knowledge or understanding about their own job, or anything else, and they don’t care, especially law enforcement and health care providers.  When I could think clearly, I had made up my mind that I would rather die than be dragged around by the Dickinson Police, dumped on the floor at the jail or St. Alexius Hospital, and be neglected and abused by the nurses.  But in a panic and unable to breathe, I almost wanted to call for an ambulance rather than die.

Here is an example of how the police and health care providers treat people in Dickinson when they are helpless.  A young lady named Josi Justice, who was 37 weeks pregnant was arrested by the Dickinson Police and taken to jail.  Two weeks later Josi Justice was taken for an examination at Sanford Health Clinic where an obstetrician/gynecologist determined that she “must undergo a cesarean section rather than vaginal delivery”.

Two days later, still in jail, Josi Justice began having contractions and her water broke.  The jail nurse was called on the telephone.  The jail nurse said that she was not scheduled to give birth yet.  The young lady with no help, no assistance, no medication, no treatment gave birth on the jail cell floor.  Here is the link to the full article https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/crime-and-courts/4664894-Stark-County-Inmate-gives-birth-in-holding-cell-%E2%80%94-sues-jail

I would rather just die in my own apartment, than be tortured by the Dickinson Police and health care providers in Dickinson.  This is one of the reasons why I couldn’t tell anyone how sick I was, if someone called the Police to perform a “welfare check” on me, and I said, no, no, I’m O.K., I don’t need any help, the Police would have been like “stop resisting” and beat me, tasered me, dragged me down the stairs, and thrown me in a jail cell with assault charges, and no medical care.

Or, if I made it to the St. Alexius Hospital, they would have been like, “We need to amputate your arms and your legs.”  Sadistic, sick, mother fuckers in Dickinson.

Having To Take Fish Antibiotics Because There Is No Health Care In Dickinson, North Dakota

About two weeks ago I wrote a blog post article about how I became sick with the flu in Dickinson, North Dakota.  Later, I became more and more sick, and then my flu turned into pneumonia.

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or chemicals.  If not treated, pneumonia can be fatal.

I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for about seven years now, and there is no health care in Dickinson, North Dakota.  In the past when I became sick in Dickinson, I looked in the phone book for general family practice or specialty practice physicians in Dickinson, and when I called I was told the next available appointment was several weeks out.

When I discovered a carcinoma, a quickly spreading type of skin cancer on my back about a year ago, I found that there are no dermatologists in Dickinson.  When I called dermatologist offices in the state capital of Bismarck, I was told the next available appointment was six months away.  I had to drive two states away to Idaho in order to see a dermatologist within a week.

When I have gone to the Sanford Health walk-in clinic in Dickinson, the medication that I was prescribed was extremely expensive and not effective at all.  The Sanford Health physicians in Dickinson are “locum tenens”, temporary short-term staff from out-of-state.  The comment was made to me about getting evaluated more thoroughly when I saw my “primary care physician”.  I was thinking, what the fuck, this is all the health care I have or am going to get, what the hell are you talking about “primary care physician”, this is Dickinson, this is all the health care I am going to get.

The Catholics in Dickinson managed to dupe everyone into having an enormous temple monument constructed under the pretense that it was going to be a hospital.  The St. Alexius Hospital in Dickinson is an empty shell.  Another part of this sham is that the Catholics use it as a job program for Catholics, hiring Catholics to fill positions that they are not qualified for, have no training in, have no experience in, or are not suited for.  Here, go and read the Google reviews for yourself using this link https://www.google.com/search?q=st.+alexius+hospital+in+dickinson+north+dakota&rlz=1C1AVFC_enUS746US746&oq=st.+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0j35i39l2j0j69i61l3.4393j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x532622aa671dece1:0x121509f55e2f6d1d,1,,,

Now, when I become very, very sick, I have to decide whether I would rather die, or do I want to go to the St. Alexius Hospital in Dickinson and be mistreated, or go to Sanford Health and be given a prescription for Tang orange flavor instant breakfast drink.

Faced with death, as a last resort, I went to a farm & ranch store in Dickinson, and I bought some amoxicillin antibiotic for fish, “Fish Mox”, and I began taking it.

Dickinson is worse than a third-world country.  In South America, Central America, or Mexico, I could have gotten more help and better health care.

Leaving North Dakota To Get Medical Treatment

On about January 25, 2018 I noticed that I had a new mole on my right shoulder.  I was very concerned that this might be a melanoma because it had an irregular shape, color, and surface.

I knew that I should try to get this mole looked at and removed by doctor right away.  A week later I began trying to find a dermatologist in Dickinson, North Dakota where I have lived and worked for the past five years, a town of about 25,000 people.

I found out that there were no dermatologists in Dickinson, but there was a dermatology clinic in Bismarck, the state capitol, 100 miles away.  When I telephoned this clinic, the Mid Dakota Dermatology Clinic, I was told that the soonest available appointment was 6 months away.

Six months wait to see a dermatologist is way too long if you think that you have melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer if left untreated.  I tried telephoning other dermatology clinics in Bismarck, but these other clinics had a similarly long wait.

I then telephoned a dermatologist that I had seen eight years ago in Idaho, and his office had appointments available each week in February.  I made an appointment for February 21, in order to be able to plan being away from my job in Dickinson.

I knew that this was more than a 12 hour drive back to Idaho, and more than $300 in fuel for the round trip.  Due to the snow and ice covered roads, it took me 16 hours to get to where I was going in Idaho.

At the dermatologist’s office in Idaho, the check-in patient paperwork took me 4 minutes to complete.  The medical assistant then took me to an examination room and spent about 3 minutes talking to me and photographing my mole.  Then the dermatologist came in.

The dermatologist looked at the mole on my shoulder for less than one minute, he then said that this is either a mole or a squamous cell, neither of these have the ability to spread cancer throughout your body, so if I were you, I would just get this frozen off, and this whole visit will cost you less than $100.

It took this dermatologist less than two minutes to freeze this mole, and then I was done.  It took two minutes to pay the $99 bill using my debit card.

This whole dermatologist office visit from when I arrived there to when I left, took less than 20 minutes.  It was no big deal.

I have had the experience many times in North Dakota, that what are normal ordinary things to do in other states, can hardly be accomplished in North Dakota.  If anyone has ever seen me sometimes characterize North Dakota as being backwards and primitive, this is why.