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Multiplicity Entry 12 -- Craziness

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Date: 06/25/2017
Time Of Log Event: 07:09 PST (UTC -08:00)
Entry UID: Carly Grace (CG2649)
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So, today's been nuts. My and my soon to be wife were walking to taco bell when my wallet fall out of my bag's side pocket. None of us noticed it until I couldn't pay for something at taco bell. Alexis (the soon to be wife) retraced my steps and found it and it was in a weird place. A little after midnight this morning, I was experiencing a severe headache, dizziness, and TimeTrack read and write issues. As a result, I went to hospital, the medic who took me was a real jerk because of how he treated me. First he wouldn't let my soon to be wife travel with us and she had no reliable way to get to the hospital to help advocate for me since she does not drive then when we got into the ambulance the medic makes this comment:

Quote Originally Posted by Jerk Medic
Come on Carly I know you can talk I've taken you to the hospital for years.
Then even though I was still nonverbal, he then makes this comment:

Quote Originally Posted by Jerk Medic
Fine, I'm not going to play this game with you. If you're not going to talk to me then you must not need the help and you can sit in the waiting room since I can do nothing for you
When he called it in to the hospital, this absolute gen of a quote:

Quote Originally Posted by Jerk Medic
I have a 26 year old female ... she claims she is nonverbal...
I must ask why are these kinds of comments as illustrated above OK? If a police officer or other customer-facing person had made those kinds of comments those actions and comments would not be received well at all.

I hate to break it to this jerk medic, but I'm not doing this out of choice. I'm doing this because I have been diagnosed with autism which makes it hard for me to verbally communicate. On top of the autism diagnosis, having the computer speak for me allows me to have any voice I want including a female voice which more closely aligns with my stated gender identity of female.

In short that medic needs to be fired.

What do you think?

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  1. SilentSyren's Avatar
    I don't like that medic and I agree with you. He should be fired. No one picks on someone like that. It's wrong and cruel.I'm sorry you had to go through that. Medics should learn some respect for the in need and disability. 😡
  2. cfleischmann's Avatar

    The story of jerk medic has a happy ending though. My colleague, @jmccurdy, made a phone call a few days after it all happened and spoke to a guy at the ambulance company. Who said that they would follow up with the medic, and see what they could do. It was discovered that the reason why my fiancÚ could not come with us is due to the way their insurance works. This was not explained properly to me or my fiancÚ. They figured that out, and now they are going to put notes in the computer system that whenever an ambulance is dispatched to me, it's one of the first things they see that I am nonverbal and use a specialized assistive technology device to communicate. One has to love technology.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiriNicole
    Technology. It gives sight to the blind, literacy to the dyslexic, and a voice to the voiceless; most importantly, it changes people's lives for the better.
    And additional thing that my colleague shared with the guy from the ambulance company is that most if not all of my medical information, is stored in my iPhone in my medical ID and the way to access such information.