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Like many guys, unless I'm losing an alarming amount of blood, a spectacularly-broken bone, or am in the most extreme pain, I'm not going to a hospital. Hospitals are full of SICK people with all kinds of nasty stuff, and despite standards to mitigate that, which are not always given enough attention to, in most cases, you're better off staying home.
I miss fewer sick days than almost anyone, and is rare that I take even Tylenol or Advil. My life is nearly pill-free, and I'm healthier as a result.
80+% of your "treatment" is going to be getting prescribed a pill. While some *do* have a place, the medical system is rigged so that it's in the doctor's benefit to give patients some pills and send them on their way, even if they don't really need them. And patients have been programmed to ask for and expect to be given pills for any little thing that bothers them. No thank you.
Just dealing with an Emergency waiting room is usually worse than the illness itself. Hospitals are finally being dragged into the 21st century with records and billing, but there's still a long way to go, and right now, it's chaos.
In almost every case, I'm better off with some orange juice and soup at home.