"I woke up and my stomach was hurting. So I took a s**t. I started pushing out and something came out of me. It was bloody and pus-filled, and I realized I didn't take out my tampon last month."
Retroactive warning: It's gonna be one of those articles.
That's what we call toxic shock syndrome, and it happens because your body doesn't like it when anything that isn't a medical implant or Kuato lives inside you for a solid month. It's not a fun thing to tell a stranger, but it would've been much worse if she'd refused to reach out to us at all. Some people do that. I was on the phone with a woman for ten minutes, explaining that I needed to know why she wanted to come in, because we'd have to schedule her with the appropriate specialist. Eventually she whispered something. All I could make out was, "I stuck an ..."
I ask her to speak up. After I said this, I could hear her huffing. She was clearly out jogging at the time.
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Because why call from the privacy of home when you can do it while passing as many people as possible?