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    More: Creepy, strep throat, Infectious disease, medically induced coma, pretty big chance, Dr. Jeffry King, Infectious Disease Specialist, Finger, Disease  
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2017-03-20 06:02:29 PM  
If you have to amputate both my arms and both my legs in order to save my life, I'd rather you let me die. However, I reckon I could cope with losing an index finger.
 
2017-03-20 06:11:30 PM  
She sounds fat.
 
2017-03-20 06:13:24 PM  

abhorrent1: Headline: Woman Has Limbs Amputated

TFA: she had lost an index finger on her left hand.

FFS...kill yourself, article writer.


The All-Powerful Atheismo: Article says she had limbs amputated... but then says she only lost a finger (and it can be seen in the video that she has her arms).

A finger is not a farking limb.  What the hell, news.

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"A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger
 
2017-03-20 06:15:54 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I had a raging case of people last year. I had to take these big pills and drink lots of water.


But did you check the probate?
 
2017-03-20 06:16:33 PM  

allauthors: --------------------------------------------------------
"A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limb
b :  a leg or arm of a human being combat soldiers who had lost limbs

Hmm... dictionary, or user-editable and sometimes wildly inaccurate encyclopedia?  Who to believe... that's a real toughy
 
2017-03-20 06:17:59 PM  

Majin_Buu: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I had a raging case of people last year. I had to take these big pills and drink lots of water.

But did you check the probate?


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-20 06:21:18 PM  

VisualiseThis: 8 inches: Was her name Bob?

Nope, it was Peg.


I heard that it was Eileen.
 
2017-03-20 06:24:18 PM  
allauthors: ....."A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger


Fine, but she still only lost one of them.

Headline went for the extreme dramatic effect, and then turned it up to eleven.
 
2017-03-20 06:25:51 PM  

enry: Ambivalence: I haven't had strep since my age was in single digits. Until recently, I literally thought it was only a disease children got.

I used to get it often as a child - enough that I knew when I got it.  Late 20s and it haplens again.  Receptionist, nurse, and doctor all insisted it wasn't strep but they humored me and eventually I got tested.  Strep.


My CSB: I'm in my 40's and about a month ago I had a terrible sore throat, fever on and off for a few days, no cough, and generally felt like shiat for a few days. Thought it might be strep, same story--I went to my regular doctors office and they humored me, did a rapid test (negative) and sent me home saying it was something viral. Two days later they call back--the real throat culture that they sent to the lab was quite positive after all.
So don't just rely on the rapid test kids! If it says positive you are, if it says negative you still may be and they should follow up with a throat culture.

5 day Z-pack cleared that shiat right up, so no loss of limbs.
 
2017-03-20 06:34:33 PM  
Strep. Group A aka pyogenes, can do really nasty stuff to you. The most  common being strep throat. Necrotizing facititis, rheumatic  fever, scarlet fever, being more rare. I have even seen psychological episodes caused by it. Which is why it is treated so aggressively.
 
2017-03-20 06:41:06 PM  

SMB2811: Yes Streptococcus can case 'flesh eating disease.'


Just keep the Strepto away from my coccus.
 
2017-03-20 06:44:01 PM  

buzzcut73: enry: Ambivalence: I haven't had strep since my age was in single digits. Until recently, I literally thought it was only a disease children got.

I used to get it often as a child - enough that I knew when I got it.  Late 20s and it haplens again.  Receptionist, nurse, and doctor all insisted it wasn't strep but they humored me and eventually I got tested.  Strep.

My CSB: I'm in my 40's and about a month ago I had a terrible sore throat, fever on and off for a few days, no cough, and generally felt like shiat for a few days. Thought it might be strep, same story--I went to my regular doctors office and they humored me, did a rapid test (negative) and sent me home saying it was something viral. Two days later they call back--the real throat culture that they sent to the lab was quite positive after all.
So don't just rely on the rapid test kids! If it says positive you are, if it says negative you still may be and they should follow up with a throat culture.

5 day Z-pack cleared that shiat right up, so no loss of limbs.


They send in Dr Block and her 3 little friends?
 
2017-03-20 06:46:29 PM  
I can't think of a worse test to have done.

Except STD tests, fark that
 
2017-03-20 06:50:07 PM  

Nidiot: allauthors: ....."A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger

Fine, but she still only lost one of them.

Headline went for the extreme dramatic effect, and then turned it up to eleven.


Yeah. Headline could have said: Woman Has Finger Amputated
regardless of definition, "Limb" doesn't mean a finger or toe to anyone.
 
2017-03-20 06:59:16 PM  

lennavan: thegourmez: Really, though, I've had two negative strep tests in the past 4 months, so these same exact symptoms probably aren't it.

Enter math.  Sore throat, front of your neck lymph node enlargement, your tonsils have crap on them and no cough.  1 point for each one you have.  Add one if you're under 14, Subtract one if you're older than 45.  Score range -1 to 5.

[blog.onemedical.com image 553x195]


Wish my doctors had done that when I was in my mid 30's to early 40's and got strep several times and the little test would come back negative.  I always insisted they do a culture and they always complained, just to go "wow you have strep" a week later.

Had it as a kid only a couple of times, had it around the time I had kids (damn little germ factories), but otherwise not.  Strep sucks, my daughter had it so many times they wanted her tonsils out but the problem was she always had strep...they finally just yanked them
 
2017-03-20 07:03:31 PM  

abhorrent1: Headline: Woman Has Limbs Amputated

TFA: she had lost an index finger on her left hand.

FFS...kill yourself, article writer.


well, that's a little harsh.
 
2017-03-20 07:09:23 PM  

mentula: abhorrent1: Headline: Woman Has Limbs Amputated

TFA: she had lost an index finger on her left hand.

FFS...kill yourself, article writer.

well, that's a little harsh.


Well what I really meant was that they should feel ashamed and bad for misleading people.

/see how that works?
 
2017-03-20 07:12:43 PM  
I read this article three times and it makes no sense.
Says she lost limbs, then says she woke up "to find she lost a finger".
Then says it was the medicine that was the problem?
Who wrote this crap?
 
2017-03-20 07:15:34 PM  

vudukungfu: They send in Dr Block and her 3 little friends?


I have no idea what you mean by that.
 
2017-03-20 07:20:19 PM  

Type random string here: VisualiseThis: 8 inches: Was her name Bob?

Nope, it was Peg.

I heard that it was Eileen.


She's Asian......Irene.
 
2017-03-20 07:24:38 PM  

abhorrent1: mentula: abhorrent1: Headline: Woman Has Limbs Amputated

TFA: she had lost an index finger on her left hand.

FFS...kill yourself, article writer.

well, that's a little harsh.

Well what I really meant was that they should feel ashamed and bad for misleading people.

/see how that works?


Although I do agree that the article writer should feel ashamed, I still think they should literally end their own life.
 
2017-03-20 07:31:28 PM  

8 inches: Was her name Bob?


No, she sank.
 
2017-03-20 07:34:47 PM  

rooftop235: 8 inches: Was her name Bob?

Take her water skiing and name her Skip.


"In the end, it was the medicine that was re-directing blood-flow to Smith's organs and killing circulation in her hands and toes."

What farking medicine did the give her???


The life saving kind.
 
2017-03-20 07:40:58 PM  
Those stupid little links they embed within the story just ruins these articles for me, I couldn't stop laughing - I thought it was the little "header title" for the next paragraph. I'm thinking "Well THAT was a little unkind..."

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-20 07:43:39 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Hanging on the wall? Art
In the ocean? Chum
On your doorstep? Matt
Hiding in a pile of leaves? Russel
Being dragged behind a boat? Bob
On a barbecue grill? Pattie


Brothers by the window?  Kurt and Rod
 
2017-03-20 07:52:37 PM  

lennavan: thegourmez: Really, though, I've had two negative strep tests in the past 4 months, so these same exact symptoms probably aren't it.

Enter math.  Sore throat, front of your neck lymph node enlargement, your tonsils have crap on them and no cough.  1 point for each one you have.  Add one if you're under 14, Subtract one if you're older than 45.  Score range -1 to 5.

[blog.onemedical.com image 553x195]


Oh crap I got -3, WTF do I have???
 
2017-03-20 08:12:23 PM  
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Streep throat.
 
2017-03-20 08:17:42 PM  

lennavan: When you get strep throat, the antibiotics aren't for your throat.  The antibiotics are to prevent the strep bacteria from accidentally teaching your immune system to attack your own heart.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheumatic_fever

So remember that next time you try to suck it up and not go to the doctor.


Been there, done that. Can cause serious issues later in life too. Treat strep seriously folks.
 
2017-03-20 08:19:38 PM  

MindStalker: Fun fact, Strep Throat is the same as Scarlet Fever, it will turn into full blown Scarlet Fever if you don't take care of it. https://www.drgreene.com/articles/scarlet-fever/


Yeah, that was my 8th birthday ....
 
2017-03-20 08:21:34 PM  

buzzcut73: enry: Ambivalence: I haven't had strep since my age was in single digits. Until recently, I literally thought it was only a disease children got.

I used to get it often as a child - enough that I knew when I got it.  Late 20s and it haplens again.  Receptionist, nurse, and doctor all insisted it wasn't strep but they humored me and eventually I got tested.  Strep.

My CSB: I'm in my 40's and about a month ago I had a terrible sore throat, fever on and off for a few days, no cough, and generally felt like shiat for a few days. Thought it might be strep, same story--I went to my regular doctors office and they humored me, did a rapid test (negative) and sent me home saying it was something viral. Two days later they call back--the real throat culture that they sent to the lab was quite positive after all.
So don't just rely on the rapid test kids! If it says positive you are, if it says negative you still may be and they should follow up with a throat culture.

5 day Z-pack cleared that shiat right up, so no loss of limbs.


I had the opposite story. About 15 years ago I got a thoat/tonsil infection and when to a doctor who took one whiff of my breath and said "yep, that's strep breath".  He took 2 cultures and the rapid strep test came back negative. But he still gave me a scrip for antibiotics saying those sometimes give false negatives. 3 days later I still have a fever and I'm not feeling any better. The full strep test comes back negative as well so I make an appointment and see another doctor. Now they think it's viral because the antibiotics aren't doing anything and the doc says "the only other thing I can think of is maybe diphtheria but they vaccinate everyone for that". He gives me a blood test for that and that came back negative, but by then I was feeling better.  So, at some point I had a viral throat infection and I don't know what it was but, hopefully, I now have lifelong immunity to it. LOL!
 
2017-03-20 08:26:09 PM  

lennavan: thegourmez: Really, though, I've had two negative strep tests in the past 4 months, so these same exact symptoms probably aren't it.

Enter math.  Sore throat, front of your neck lymph node enlargement, your tonsils have crap on them and no cough.  1 point for each one you have.  Add one if you're under 14, Subtract one if you're older than 45.  Score range -1 to 5.

[blog.onemedical.com image 553x195]


So at last negative test one month ago, I was a four. Today, I'm a two. Doctor didn't seem concerned for strep this time. Fingers crossed!
 
2017-03-20 09:05:58 PM  
So the soreness isn't from all the penises?
 
2017-03-21 12:06:06 AM  

vudukungfu: She sounds fat.


Doesn't look like it to me:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2017-03-21 01:38:18 PM  
Strep has tried to kill me twice now. First sign of a sore throat, I'm camped out at the doctor's office.
 
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