The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Aye, my reaction exactly. "Wow, and the Dems want to bring that crap here?"
no, thanks, I need only one asshole. and If I change my mind, and decide to get another, I'd rather pay for it.
Wow. That story is just jaw dropping.
(Sorry for the lack of posting, but I've been under the weather.)
Try climbing to 35,000 feet.
Sorry. Lack of sleep...feeling a bit weird today and it's manifesting in my sense of humor: which has always been a bit off to begin with.
These days, you need someone to write with a Sharpie on both sides of your body your name and what you're going in for.
I really hope the lady's new one works as well as her old one. Getting the wrong surgery would be bad enough, but going in for leg surgery with a good A** hole and coming out with a replacement one that doesn't quite work as well... that would really piss me off.
On the good side, now we all know that if we need a replacement, there is a surgery for it!
Hmm. For the surgeon involved, does that count as self-replication?
You know, ~someone~ on that surgery team had the thought, "you know, that looks like a perfectly good anus to me. Why are we doing this?"
"you know, that looks like a perfectly good anus to me. Why are we doing this?"
Because the problem was with the sphincter muscle inside it, not the visible part on the outside. We don't know exactly what was done because likely whoever wrote the original story didn't know either.
I've had surgery on my hands three times for a condition known as "trigger finger". Each time, I spoke with the surgeon just before we got started, and each time, he wrote his initials on the back of the hand to be worked on. I made sure he got it right each time. I asked about it and was told it was routine procedure.
Why is this interesting? Because two different surgeons were involved, one for two procedures in New Mexico and another for one procedure in Oklahoma. That makes me think that lots of people didn't do their jobs right with this poor woman.
Your comment just reminded me that when I had knee surgery, they did pretty much the same thing with me. (No, they didn't write on my right hand, they wrote on my left knee! ;) ) Also, every single person who talked with me double- and triple-checked to make sure they were going to do the right surgery; including the anesthesiologist!
There's a reason why they're so anal about these things! ;)
Actually, the practice of writing such stuff on the patent, and initialing the patient was originated in the US, after a patient mix-up resulted in a healthy leg getting amputated off of the wrong patient.
Fear of lawsuits motivates medical competence.
The German lady might get welfare payments from her government for this, but her right to sue what are essentially government employees is severely restricted.
Hope you feel better, Kevin.
*books one way ticket to Germany*
I must find this woman.
Such things have happened in private US hospitals, too - but much more often in the 60's and 70's than since the surgical teams learned to write on the patient with a sharpie.
This may well be what happens in a socialized system. They say they will only tax you to your a hole. When that is not enought, they raise your a hole.