A PA referred me for a chest X-ray and a stress echo because I complained that I've told 5 doctors about my disabling air hunger and none of them has seen a need to do any cardio testing. I've never had any cardio tests other than pulse oximetry/blood pressure. When the cardio clinic called, I told the nurse about the post-exertional symptom flares and asked, do you want to see me post-exertional or not? At my worst or my best? She said let's try post-exertional. The stress echo was yesterday, and my air hunger was bad enough that I was sitting on the waiting room floor leaning back against a chair. A staff person came in to get someone else and said "Are you all right?" I told her I would be a lot better lying down. She said loudly in a rather shocked/irritated tone "A stress echo and you need to lie down??" for all the waiting room and staff to hear. I merely breathed "Yes". "I'll get Jackie and she'll help you," she replied. In your opinion, how out-of-line was this comment?