When Jimmy Hassell woke up at 3am in excruciating pain, he went to the nearest hospital ER. “My experience was terrible,” says Jimmy. “They couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me, and after about an hour they decided to just give me morphine for the pain. I pulled out my IV, walked out, and went back home to bed.”
But by 6am Jimmy was awake again…with a new idea that the Good Lord had put in his head. “I thought I needed to go to St. Michael’s. I’d heard good things…that it was the place to go. And my wife is the counselor at the school Dr. Shannon Orsak’s children attend. Not sure why I didn’t think of it before…but I headed over there immediately.”
“It was the most awesome experience I’ve ever had in any type of care. They took me in right away. Even before he ran a test—just hearing my symptoms—the doctor told me he was 99% sure it was kidney stones. Sure enough, the x-ray (which they did on-site!) revealed kidney stones the size of a berry. I’d never had them in my life. Then the doctor asked if I was experiencing back pain. I did have recurring pain…and I’d chalked it up to something I’d done in one of my outdoor activities. Turns out, the kidney stones were the cause. They told me what to do, prescribed medication, and I was on my way less than two hours after I arrived. Just amazing.”
Feeling great, Jimmy is ready to get back to hunting and fishing. He’s the Executive Director of Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship, the organization that presents the gospel to men, women, and children while doing the things they love—hunting and fishing. “We do father/child trips and husband/wife trips. We hunt or fish, and wind down with a campfire devotion and about a half hour of gospel geared to our audience. Our fellowship events are open to anyone and everyone.” Visit www.ghcof.org for more information about Greater Houston Christian Outdoor Fellowship.
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St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms
16062 SW Freeway (at Hwy 6), Sugar Land, TX 77479
26226 I 45 N., Spring, TX 77386
At this time, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare do not participate with free-standing ER’s.