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2013-07-29 12:27:13 PM
Told girl to walk it off, and don't blink.
 
2013-07-29 12:54:33 PM
He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything
 
2013-07-29 12:58:26 PM

basemetal: He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything


Don't forget best brown paper and vinegar.
 
2013-07-29 01:21:02 PM
In before "see? Socialized Medicine is Evil".
 
2013-07-29 01:21:18 PM
In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....
 
2013-07-29 01:22:09 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: In before "see? Socialized Medicine is Evil".


dammit. I had to google the hospital real quick to make sure... dammit.
 
2013-07-29 01:22:27 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: In before "see? Socialized Medicine is Evil".


CapeFearCadaver: In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....


I didn't know Kaiser has hospitals in the UK...
 
2013-07-29 01:40:43 PM
Doctor, 9th grade gym teacher.
 
2013-07-29 01:53:24 PM
Apparently, Radiologists are hard to find.
 
2013-07-29 01:54:27 PM
Well, did she? Walk it off?
 
2013-07-29 01:54:57 PM
Was her name Peg?
DNRTFA
 
2013-07-29 01:56:12 PM
A boy would have walked it off and STFU.
 
2013-07-29 01:56:14 PM
did they try putting some Robitussin on the leg?
 
2013-07-29 01:57:26 PM
There's a new Daily Fail site?

Fark help us all.
 
2013-07-29 01:58:10 PM
CSB: When I was growing up, I fractured 3 of my fingers on my left hand while skateboarding.  Closest emergency service was the Fire dept, went there and had the local dudes look at my hand.  Gave me the 'put it in ice for a night, if it hasn't gone down, go to the emergency room'
It sat in an ice bucket all night (only way I could sleep oddly enough), no change, went to the emergency room, got X-rayed, and had a splint put on (can't remember why they didn't cast it).

Mind you, those were Fire guys, not a doctor at an emergency room (or hell, a free clinic).

Also, shiat's expensive in the US, I ain't going to the emergency room for a swollen hand
 
2013-07-29 01:58:45 PM

kbronsito: did they try putting some Robitussin on the leg?


www.skinema.com
 
2013-07-29 01:59:38 PM

Albert911emt: Well, did she? Walk it off?

 
2013-07-29 02:02:44 PM

Carn: Albert911emt: Well, did she? Walk it off?


Jesus man, some things you don't talk about in public!
 
2013-07-29 02:02:55 PM
"Better embed that video twice, in case it doesn't stick the first time."
 
2013-07-29 02:04:33 PM

Slaxl: basemetal: He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything

Don't forget best brown paper and vinegar.


Whiskey.  Then cut an X on the wound and suck out the poison.
 
2013-07-29 02:05:09 PM

Slaxl: basemetal: He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything

Don't forget best brown paper and vinegar.


Salt tablets ... you gotta have salt tablets.
 
2013-07-29 02:05:16 PM

CapeFearCadaver: In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....


My then-5 year old daughter fell off the monkey bars at school.

She said her wrist hurt.  At the time, she was somewhat of a drama queen.  There was no significant swelling, no bruising, and no deformity.  She could fully flex and extend the wrist and all of the digits. There was no compromised sensation or circulation. She said it hurt if I put my finger two millimeters away from the skin surface.  I told her to quit whining.

The next day, she said it still hurt, but it didn't keep her from reading or using a cup/eating utensils.

The next day, it was more swollen, and she said it hurt worse.  I took her to the office for x-rays, and she had a nondisplaced distal radius fracture.  I put her in a short-arm cast.  Yep, I'm an orthopaedic surgeon.  Derp.

/didn't pay the co-pay
 
2013-07-29 02:05:18 PM
memepics.com
 
2013-07-29 02:05:58 PM

basemetal: He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything


Just to be on the safe side, I'd get the dog to lick it too.
 
2013-07-29 02:07:07 PM
PUSSY.

/you know what's good about 9 year olds?
 
2013-07-29 02:08:24 PM
THANKS OBAMA!!!!
 
2013-07-29 02:08:33 PM
I know everyone wants to believe in a magically supply of awesome, free, health care.....but it just doesn't exist.

This parallels my experiences outside the US.  You pay an asston of taxes for 'free medical care'.  But when you try to use it, you are greeted by long waits, angry staff, under-qualified/over-worked medical professionals who really don't give a fark about you or your problem because you aren't paying them.  They get paid, no matter what.

Inside the US had it's problems too, but whatever.
 
2013-07-29 02:08:43 PM
Technically, if she did walk it off, she would walk it OFF
 
2013-07-29 02:09:17 PM
I got my ankle and foot stomped on during a basketball game in high school. Team doctor (huge basketball fan and a pediatrician in "real life") took quick x-rays, said you ain't hurt boy, wrap it up and get out there. I did what he told me to do, taped it up and got back out there...foot hurt like a sumbiatch for weeks afterward.

4 Years later, I break both ankles while serving in the Army (don't ask). Orthopedic doc looks at x-ray, jaw drops. Says I have four badly healed fractures in one ankle, marvels how the hell I survived basic training and daily PT in combat boots. Suggests I have corrective surgery. What's that? Rebreak and reset bones. No thanks, I'll pass.

30 years later and basically my right ankle has so many farking calcium deposits and bone spurs at all angles that my ankle barely flexes to 90 degrees (normal is 135 degrees). I wish like hell I'd had the surgery back then.
 
2013-07-29 02:09:26 PM
Come on, Eileen
 
2013-07-29 02:10:11 PM
Dr. gym teacher.
 
2013-07-29 02:10:48 PM

basemetal: He forgot the magic ingredient,  dirt to rub on it.

/dirt
//duct tape
///bailing wire
////they fix everything


Don't forget to tell her to put on a jersey.
 
2013-07-29 02:10:54 PM
Reminds me of the school nurse who told my six year old son he was "being dramatic" when he cried after breaking his arm on the playground.
 
2013-07-29 02:12:05 PM

kbronsito: did they try putting some Robitussin on the leg?


*Shakes tiny fist*

/came here to say that
//Put some 'tussin on it!
 
2013-07-29 02:12:50 PM
images.sportsline.com
 
2013-07-29 02:12:55 PM
Rub some 'tussin on it.
 
2013-07-29 02:14:35 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I know everyone wants to believe in a magically supply of awesome, free, health care.....but it just doesn't exist.

This parallels my experiences outside the US.  You pay an asston of taxes for 'free medical care'.  But when you try to use it, you are greeted by long waits, angry staff, under-qualified/over-worked medical professionals who really don't give a fark about you or your problem because you aren't paying them.  They get paid, no matter what.


Wait a minute, so you're suggesting that someone, somewhere is paying the bill for "free" healthcare?
That just doesn't sound right.
 
2013-07-29 02:15:09 PM
"Life is PAIN, you just get used to it"
 
2013-07-29 02:15:20 PM
This is exactly what will happen when Obamacare goes into effect, without exception.  Perfect is the sworn enemy of good!
 
2013-07-29 02:16:01 PM
Rap it in an ACE bandage and walk on.
 
2013-07-29 02:16:36 PM
IN BEFORE SO....

aw crap, nevermind.
 
2013-07-29 02:17:38 PM
does anybody ever confront doctors with bad diagnoses?  I just wonder.

not cool story sis: the mom of a college friend of mine went to the dr. because she had blood in her stool. Doc said "Oh it's just IBS". many months later it turned out she had colon cancer and died of it in her 50's. This was in the U.S. in the 90's, mind you. I hear of other cases where somebody gets a wrong diagnosis much to their detriment. Does the offending doctor ever hear about it and attempt to mend their ways?
 
2013-07-29 02:18:40 PM

Parthenogenetic: CapeFearCadaver: In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....

My then-5 year old daughter fell off the monkey bars at school.

She said her wrist hurt.  At the time, she was somewhat of a drama queen.  There was no significant swelling, no bruising, and no deformity.  She could fully flex and extend the wrist and all of the digits. There was no compromised sensation or circulation. She said it hurt if I put my finger two millimeters away from the skin surface.  I told her to quit whining.

The next day, she said it still hurt, but it didn't keep her from reading or using a cup/eating utensils.

The next day, it was more swollen, and she said it hurt worse.  I took her to the office for x-rays, and she had a nondisplaced distal radius fracture.  I put her in a short-arm cast.  Yep, I'm an orthopaedic surgeon.  Derp.

/didn't pay the co-pay


i grew up into a 3 day type pattern.  once something goes wrong, you wait three days.  either, it fixes itself, it stays the same or it gets worse.  if it stays the same, you wonder whether or not you can learn to live with it.  since you're 3 days in, you're probably almost there to complete inurement.  if it got worse, think about seeing a doctor.

i mean, for some fractures, the bruising isn't even all that bad until you're a little ways in.  and I have stubbed toes (with no permanent injury) that hurt a lot worse than broken fingers (requiring medical attention).  the difference, the toes didn't hurt after 3 days.
 
2013-07-29 02:19:05 PM

kbronsito: did they try putting some Robitussin on the leg?


cdnll.doversaddlery.com

Like grandpa used
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-07-29 02:19:05 PM
Dad?
 
2013-07-29 02:25:56 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I know everyone wants to believe in a magically supply of awesome, free, health care.....but it just doesn't exist.

This parallels my experiences outside the US.  You pay an asston of taxes for 'free medical care'.  But when you try to use it, you are greeted by long waits, angry staff, under-qualified/over-worked medical professionals who really don't give a fark about you or your problem because you aren't paying them.  They get paid, no matter what.

Inside the US had it's problems too, but whatever.


Actually, no we don't want a magic supply of "free" healthcare.  What we'd LIKE to see is everyone being able to AFFORD healthcare, and if they need a little help to do so through social programs, fine.  There is no magic free healthcare.  Now, here currently in the US, I needed to find a new primary care physician.  So I consulted the "allowed in network" list of my health insurance, called 3, who were not accepting new patients at the time.  Called the 4th office, got an appointment.....six months out.  Yes, because I have no health concerns that needed to be addressed immediately, as a new patient, it's a six month wait.  I fail to see how that differs from most "elective" wait times in single payer countries.  The last time I had to take someone to the ER (not me) for what we suspected was a broken bone, we had a 5 hour wait to be seen.  She was seen by a physician who really didn't care, ordered some xrays, (another 2 hours spent getting those), saw nothing, splinted her and sent her home. That was on friday evening.  Monday she followed up with her regular doc, who looked at the xrays the hospital took, saw a fracture, and had a cast applied.

All private insurance (BCBS), 80% covered, well only 65% on the ER because she wasn't admitted.

I fail to see the fear the US has over single payer.  It seems we already have the same circumstances, yet pay more.
 
2013-07-29 02:26:21 PM

Parthenogenetic: CapeFearCadaver: In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....

My then-5 year old daughter fell off the monkey bars at school.

She said her wrist hurt.  At the time, she was somewhat of a drama queen.  There was no significant swelling, no bruising, and no deformity.  She could fully flex and extend the wrist and all of the digits. There was no compromised sensation or circulation. She said it hurt if I put my finger two millimeters away from the skin surface.  I told her to quit whining.

The next day, she said it still hurt, but it didn't keep her from reading or using a cup/eating utensils.

The next day, it was more swollen, and she said it hurt worse.  I took her to the office for x-rays, and she had a nondisplaced distal radius fracture.  I put her in a short-arm cast.  Yep, I'm an orthopaedic surgeon.  Derp.

/didn't pay the co-pay


Drama Queen or no, that's bad parenting. No you shouldn't go to A&E for every slight cough, but if your child falls off a thing from a good distance and then complains that something hurts...go to farking hospital.

CSB: I was 3 years old and fell off a bunk bed into my head. My mother saw it, and although I didn't complain, she still took me to the ER to have it checked out that night. A few x-rays later, the doctor said that "everything's fine...but..." Had an appointment with an orthopedist at Children's Hospital New Orleans the next day, where I was diagnosed as having Klippel-Feil Syndrome (wiki it, it's fairly interesting).

I'm more or less fine now--aside from the KF, obviously--but jaysus you should have taken the kid in for at least a cursory x-ray. As a doctor you should damn well know that.
 
2013-07-29 02:30:02 PM
Coach Odom did that to me. I'm glad his family has a high incidence of colon cancer. He earned it.
 
2013-07-29 02:30:09 PM

uncleacid: Rap it in an ACE bandage and walk on.


At least I didn't spell it rape.
 
2013-07-29 02:31:09 PM

haemaker: PC LOAD LETTER: In before "see? Socialized Medicine is Evil".

CapeFearCadaver: In before "Welcome to socialized medicine!".

Even though this sort of thing happens here plenty as well....

I didn't know Kaiser has hospitals in the UK...


How can the Kaiser have hospitals in the UK if the Tommies defeated the Huns back in 1918?
 
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