American healthcare system be like
I️ fucking hate this
definitely made by a non-american with VERY little understanding of our healthcare system
there, I fixed it
I’m crying at the corrections done to it.
did I do it right?
“Doc, it hurts when I touch my shoulder.”
“The internet tell you that? You shouldn’t trust WebMD. Come here and pay me $6000 to be skeptical and judgmental rather than helpful.”
A few years ago, I slipped two disks bad enough that I had some temporary paralysis of everything controlled by my sciatic nerves until the swelling went down. I called an ambulance and the EMTs who came with it wanted me to get up from my position flat on the floor and get onto the stretcher myself, even though I’d just told them I couldn’t move anything below my waist. This reminds me of trying to explain that I’m not being difficult, I really do need the backboard and for them to be the ones doing the moving.
Can’t walk? Just get up here. We’ll take you to the man who can point and say “Stop being difficult”
They did eventually do a CT scan that showed my rotated L5 vertebra, with the discs on either side out of place, and there was a bit of “oh, I guess you weren’t exaggerating, maybe you should have some painkillers.”
The phrase “No fucking shit” comes to mind.
Oh boy I remember when I broke my arm in 3 places when I was 12. My dad was a pretty smart guy and made a makeshift cast out of cardboard and medical tape. We went to the hospital and it should have been fine to x ray through.
The techs insisted on removing it anyway. And then told me to rotate my arm 90 degrees so they could take a side shot of my arm. My completely broken bones poking out of the skin arm. They became upset when I told them I would not move my arm.
My engineer father finally called them fucking morons and grabbed the arm of the machine away from them and moved it 90 degrees around my arm and they actually said “I didn’t know it moved like that.” To him. They still hadn’t given me painkillers at that point and had been arguing with me for a good ten minutes instead of taking the damn x ray he was so livid.
Practical mechanical intelligence says “play with it until you have an idea of what it can do”. Most people learn one set of knowledge and then apply it, never bothering to be creative