While returning from a business flight last year, I experienced a queasy stomach sensation. Later than night I woke up with searing pain across my abdomen. At my internist the next morning, I asked, “Do I have food poisoning?”
"I would say something more serious," the doctor replied. "We need to get you a CAT scan.”
Off to the imaging center. The radiologist came out: “You have appendicitis," he said. "You cannot pass Go, you cannot collect $200. You have to go straight to the emergency room. Take this copy of your images.”
I checked in at the hospital and was triaged. I slumped in a corner, clearing my email and calling the office. Eventually a doctor came out and asked why I was there.