Well, I'm back, quite unexpectedly to be honest. The doc felt that there was nothing they could do for me as an inpatient beyond what they could do as an outpatient. So I got a fistful of new medication to try and report back to the doc in a week.
In a way, it's disappointing. If I had been hospitalized for treatment I would have been glad to do that, because I need the help. But if the new medication does the job, that's even better, considering that I have no health insurance. So just have to wait and see what happens.
At least I accomplished one good thing. I didn't like the doc I had been seeing before and so when I arrived I asked the nurses to change doctors, which they did. I have much more confidence in the new one. He spent a full 45 minutes with me in his office.
Sorry, but you'll have to put up with me again!