I have been on my way home to Brisbane from a couple of weeks’ worth of holiday when I was suddenly in a hospital.
A few days earlier, I had been discharged from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RWBH) and returned home, having received a full blood count.
This was because my doctors decided to stop me having blood work in the first place.
The test results were negative.
I was then told that I was in intensive care.
My condition was severe and my blood pressure was dangerously high.
Since the hospital, where I had my initial blood test, had moved out of my home, my doctor had to take me to a hospital in Ballarat.
It was not the first time I had seen this happening.
In October last year, I returned home from the same hospital after an infection and was told that my blood test had returned positive.
At that time, the doctors had to tell me to go home and not to return to the hospital.
But when I returned a few days later, the situation had changed.
Now, my hospital was only about 25 kilometres away.
Instead of telling me to take the next flight, they told me to come back to the hotel.
What happened next was very worrying.
As I was being taken to the room, the nurse in charge of the ICU had her fingers in my throat and was demanding to know what I was doing with my life.
When I protested that I had a cold, she started shaking me and threatening to cut off my veins if I continued to fight.
She told me that I needed to come with her to the ward and take my temperature.
After a few minutes of this, I was told to stand up.
While I was struggling to get up, she pushed me down into the bed and started to cut my legs with a knife.
Even though she did not have the knife, she cut me in the thigh with her fingers and then began to cut up my chest.
Within moments, I could not breathe.
Fortunately, my doctors had called the ambulance.
However, the hospital did not notify the police and my life was soon put in jeopardy.
Because I did not receive the necessary medical attention, I spent almost a week in intensive hospital care and was not allowed to return home.
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