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I can’t even begin to count the number of times WebMD has recommended that I visit the emergency room. It probably numbers in the thousands.

I mean, I could count to a couple thousand, but I don’t really have the energy.

Anyhow, today’s video is for those of you who were worried about me after I posed a photo of my laminated bracelet of shame on Twitter and Facebook.

I’ll have you know that while everything turned out to be fine (according to the doctor who didn’t even test me for Bleeding Esophageal Varices), my vital signs were a bit disturbing to me.

The WebMD Debacle, Vital Signs

I mean, my blood pressure was awesome. Enviable, even. But that pulse…94? Isn’t that pretty high? And that wasn’t even the highest point. I saw it reach 115.

It could have been the four shots of Starbucks espresso or the fact that they caught me taking photos of myself in the ER…but it still seems high to me.

Anyhow, I’m so glad this whole WebMD Debacle is behind me so I can finally move on with my life and my blog.

And, please, don’t treat me any differently than you normally would. I’m just an ordinary woman doing my best to survive despite the golf ball-sized pain in my throat.

(Note:  If you’re new to Katy in a Corner and/or under the age where sarcasm registers, please don’t take me too seriously. However, I will reluctantly admit that I went to the ER for no good reason and that everything I said in the above video is true, albeit a TAD bit melodramatic.)

If you missed it yesterday, here is the prequel to my unnecessary trip to the emergency room.


Comments to "The WebMD Debacle (ER Follow-Up)"

  1. Christa Blevins

    March 22, 2013

    I’m gonna send my 11 year old to visit you this summer. You two will have loads of fun together diagnosing each other! 🙂

  2. Katy’s Mama

    March 22, 2013

    I did see your armband but I thought that was just something you had created for dramatic effect!!  Did not know you really went to the hospital.  Sorry, I would have called but I was sick in bed dealing with my own Laryngitis issue.  Your Dad had gone to get a sandwich from Publix and the lady that fixed the sandwich was sick with Laryngitis.  I refused to eat the sandwich prepared by the sick lady and called the store manager to let him know what WebMD said about this illness.  Your Dad would not go back to that Publix to replace my sandwich, because he figured the lady had come in contact with all the food, so he went to the other side of town to get my lunch.  Of course he ate both sandwiches made by the sick lady with no ill effect.  So I do understand you taking the precautions you took!  Hope you get to feeling better soon!!!
    Love you

  3. Myriah

    March 22, 2013

    Ha!  The throat in the camera almost made me choke with laughter.  Does WebMD cover that, you think?

  4. MrsBauce

    March 22, 2013

    katyinacorner “But we were out of tea” Holy Lord I cannot stop laughing at that!! Absolutely hilarious! 🙂

  5. journeytomotherhoodkaren

    March 22, 2013

    Hope you got your tea and honey, or at least slept in til 10:00.  Funny again!

  6. GMan

    March 22, 2013

    Since you took pictures at the ER and did a video about your trip, I’m pretty sure you can write off any expenses as tax deductible business expenses. You can check that on the accounting version of Web MD – isittaxdeductible.com.

  7. KateHall

    March 22, 2013

    Hilarious! I’m a hypochondriac too. I freak out at every new skin tag or random pain in my leg or headache. I wrote a post about my hypochondria once. I went as far as to have a colonoscopy done for plain old hemorrhoids. No money/time wasted there.

    • katyinacorner

      March 22, 2013

      KateHall Who said I was a hypochondriac? 😉

  8. Allison Klajbor

    March 22, 2013


  9. reggriffin

    March 22, 2013

    “katyinacorner: Back me up here guys…what’s the dumbest reason you’ve ever been to the ER? http://t.co/ptyzdTRJCjJCj” / cheese sticks?

    • katyinacorner

      March 22, 2013

      reggriffin I’m going to need to hear that story. 🙂

      • reggriffin

        March 22, 2013

        “katyinacorner: reggriffin I’m going to need to hear that story. :)” / I was just being stupid.

        • katyinacorner

          March 22, 2013

          reggriffin That doesn’t seem plausible. 😉

  10. SolRitah

    March 22, 2013

    katyinacorner Cant tell that story till statute of limitations runs out…

  11. Susan Payne

    March 22, 2013

    dropping a desk on my big toe. Diagnosis: “you dropped a heavy object on your toe.”

  12. DavidandSuzanne Wendt

    March 22, 2013


  13. Katy in a Corner

    March 22, 2013

    My aunt was telling me today that she heard of someone who called the ambulance because of bad cramps. Still not sure if my reason is more pathetic. Probably.

  14. Pam Walsh Hinesley

    March 23, 2013

    When I was a child my Mom told me to hang up my coat. I didn’t want to so I stuck the hanger up my nose. I do remember walking in to the ER and wondering why people were starring!!

  15. Katy in a Corner

    March 23, 2013

    Mom, that is still the Best ER story EVER.

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  19. imklvr

    April 10, 2013

    Hi Katy, new follower here from ‘My Life and Kids’.  YOU POOR CHILD!  How did you ever endure?  Sent you home with NO meds??  You are a SAINT for not suing.  I’m so glad I’ve signed up to follow your blog….apparently SOMEONE needs to be taking care of you and I’m just the Grani (yes, with an ‘i’) to do it.  Dona

  20. Louisa

    May 8, 2013

    Guess lots of people are going to the emergency room without good reason: http://www.smykker.me/15-surprisingly-dangerous-consumer-products-infographic/
    I mean there can’t be 100,000+ people a year that needs to go to the emergency room because they got hurt on their wheelchair…

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