I arrived at the Medical center in pain at 11:30 at night with kidney stones. Waiting for an hour and half to see someone was not the bad part, although I literally could not sit still and kept writhing in pain all over the waiting room, as their receptionist nurses watched . They finally treated me, with some medication and in 30 minutes I felt some relief from the pain. This was 1:30 am. I sent my wife home, because she was tired from waiting with me, and I didn't expect to leave until morning. I was exhausted from being up all night, in pain and without any rest.
At about 3:30 in the morning still sedated and half asleep, they asked me to to leave my room, they said I could wait in the waiting room. I was under medication that made me very tired, and it was 3:30 in the morning... I knew I could not rest in their waiting room, because of the lights and cold couches... I asked if I could just rest for a couple of hours in this room, to catch my strength and try to revive from the medication they had given me... They said no.
They suggested I could call my wife to come and get me. I said I did not want to wake her, in the middle of the night after the beginning of her sleep had been disturbed by our coming to the Medical Center.
They were not busy and the place was pretty quiet at this time and they did not need the room, they just did not want me to be in the room for some reason which they never explained. Perhaps they were trying to cut costs...
So at 3:45 in the morning during the month of February, with the temperature outside at about 40 degrees, I jerked out the I-V they had in my arm, got up and walked out of the hospital, and walked home.... with all their staff starring at me with open mouths, but no words of compassion .
I lived about two and half miles away, and I thought I would freeze it was so cold. So I started running... to try and keep my blood pumping. It helped, but I was still groggy, and almost tripped and fell several times on the wet pavement. I made it home at about 4:30 in the morning... AND I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO KAISER MEDICAL CLINIC THEY ARE THE WORST, UNCARING PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET.