This little old lady from Canada comes into the clinic, right before we close.
Her left arm feels "heavy", and she's been feeling dizzy and weak all day.
I tell her to go to the Emergency Room, ASAP.
She tells me to just check her blood pressure...it's 200/98!
She says, "Well, shit!" (Took the words right out of my mouth!)
She also tells me she's diabetic, which means that she might not necessarily have typical heart attack symptoms, even if she's having one.
I AGAIN tell her to go to the Emergency Room, ASAP.
Her response, "I'm flying home tonight, I don't have time to go to the Emergency Room."
Thankfully I was able to convince her that it MIGHT be a bad idea to get on a frickin' airplane if she's possibly having a heart attack, and I put her in a taxi to the nearest hospital.
I just don't get people.