Have the sirens been for you?

United States
March 8, 2008 2:00am CST
I heard sirens in the distance awhile ago. I thought that somebody's not having a good day. My thoughts drifted back in time when the siren stopped at my door. I had just come home from the hospital earlier that day. The wound on my leg (from heart surgery) started bleeding profusely. I couldn't get the bleeding to stop so I called 911. The fire department came, then the ambulance came and took me to the emergency room. I felt strange being the patient in the ambulance. That kind of thing happens to other people, not me :) but also very grateful to get help. Have you ever been a patient in an ambulance? How did you feel?
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@ellie333 (21018)
8 Mar 08
I have been in an ambulance three times and had the fire brigade 3 times and had a police escort twice. I think the emergency services do an absolutely fantastic job and without them many of us wouldn't be here today to tell the tale. My ex sister-in-law is a parmedic and as well as having to deal with the casulties they quite often get attacked by drunks just trying to do their job. The most frightening experience was I was visiting a friend with my two children, she had five and another two were round playing, there was an electrical fault on a cooker and the maisonette was in flames in no time, I managed to get 8 of the nine children out safely but couln't get upstairs to her oldest who jumped from the fourth floor, luckily being very gymnastic she landed on a lower balcony with nothing more than a twisted ankle, I remember being taken by ambulance with one of the babies on a double oxygen mask with me. The main thing is we were all ok. I always make sure whenever a visit a building I know where the nearest exit is. Ellie :D
• United States
8 Mar 08
Wow, you've had more close calls and misadventures than needed! Surviving scary times -- thanks for sharing, ellie.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
fortunately that has never happened to me, it has always scared me though.
@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
Thankfully I have not ride in an ambulance as a patient. But I have rode in an ambulance on many occasions and have driven them so many times. I am a paramedic in our city and I worked in a rescue unit for 13 years. Will, I could not really tell how it feel when you ride in the ambulance as a patient but I'm sure that its somewhat uneasy, strange, fear, and worry.
@djmarion (4900)
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
i haven't been to an ambulance where i am the patient but i experience riding to it twice in my life, the first one was when i was in highschool and my niece got dengue. she was hospitalize to the nearest goverment hospital in our place but later on transfered to a private hospital in the city proper, she's very weak then so we need to call an ambulance. the other one was during my sister's delivery of her baby.