I live alone. I was in pain for several days & barely slept for 7-10 days. I went to ER & received a pain shot. When I got home, I was was able to sleep quite well for about 12 hours. I woke up to find I was extremely dehydrated, unable to eat, extremely nauseated & violently vomiting, very confused, & unable to stand because of dizziness. I was very wet from urination plus I had soiled myself. I have some difficulty cleaning myself & access only to a very small stand only shower. Driving was out of the question. I called for help but none ever arrived. I laid as was for 7-9 more days until I felt safe enough to shower myself. I have since been diagnosed with a UTI. I'm on Cipro. I remain confused, forgetful nauseated but no more vomiting, difficulty eating but cant seem to get enough water. It has been 6 days since my adventure. Also no more dizziness. I also insulted an elderly woman, who had insulted me first. No cursing only name calling. I have also, in the past 2 days developed, pain & itching, a yeast infection to be dealt with after antibiotics, bleeding from the rectum. I realize my recovery will be slow. Im extremely pleased that I feel this much better. My questions are: How much of all of this could have been prevented if help would have shown up right away when I called. Im 60 yrs old not elderly but no spring chicken either. I have diabetes & a pinched nerve(source of original pain that kept me awake for so long. Could or should the person who deliberately neglected me be prosecuted? What can I do to speed my recovery along?