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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yup, I got admitted last night. I got an infection in a blister on my foot and was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon for overnight administration of high-dose IV antibiotics.

I'm mostly better now (the wound has to heal and I have to be on antibiotics for another week), but I'm fine.

However, it was interesting being on the other side of the stethoscope. Even if at one point the resident (who was on his third day working in the ER) said "I need to find an 18-gauge needle" and I replied "Uh-huh! Yellow suture cart, second drawer, middle." He laughed and said, "Thanks! You're the best patient EVER!"

That was how the night went. A surreal parody of me being at work.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:lol

That's gotta suck! So, you've had how many needles in the last few days? You must be fairly ill to be in hospital for an infection. *hugs*


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I wasn't ill at all...it was just that kind of infection. Actually, I have no problem with needles at all. I had an IV in all night. I got a needle at admission, one to start the IV, and a bajillion in the foot while they drained the abscess.

And that's it.

But like I say, needles don't bug me.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:ooh.. that's not good hugbut glad to see your fine.
How did you get the blister in the first place?
also Lightning... would I be correct in guessing you work in a hospital?


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Hanz, I'ma 4th year medical student. So in a sense, I work in the hospitall.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:ahh... that makes sense now Lightning.... 4th year wow

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Zim
Zim

Former Raver Invader... Not sure what i am now...
Location: Southern California, USA
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 284
Posted:needles.... ewww. I hate needles... my worst experience was when they had to do the allergy testing for me they put 45 needles into each arm, like barely beneath the skin so they can see your allergic reaction to whatever's in the needle. The horror of 90 needles stacked up in front of you... then they tease you by pinching the nerves of the skin but going no deeper. THE HORROR!

Then of course i ended up being allergic to 1/3 of the stuff they tested me for so i had to administer a shot to myself every other day for allergy


Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:Interesting night! Glad you're ok though smile

Lynne


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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thor
thor

Flaming Lesbian
Location: Portland, Oregon
Member Since: 19th Feb 2004
Total posts: 181
Posted:Lightning! shame on you! you should know how to take care of a blister on your foot better than that, you're our mad doctor in training. We have you and noone else, we can't afford for you to start spending time in the hospital when you're not getting paid for it ;]

Lights dancing off my skin as chains wrap round it.
Pain is in a little box and I'm so glad I found it.

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i found this picture of an 18 gauge hypo:




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cool



how did you get such a nasty blister doc?



i've found that [url=http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/compeed%20blisters.jpg[/url] are very, very good for preventing blister nastyness smile


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yeah, they anesthetized me BEFORE they stuck the 18-gauge needle into me!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:ouch! is this a form a upscaled acupuncture?

im sure theres a crass joke somewhere to be made in mikes last post, but i just cant phrase it right....


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:... well that will teach u 2 change your socks more often!! xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Written by: Dentrassi

ouch! is this a form a upscaled acupuncture?

im sure theres a crass joke somewhere to be made in mikes last post, but i just cant phrase it right....



well... its obvious that mike isnt a size queen.....


Love is the law.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Total posts: 13920
Posted:mad censored bounce mad censored mad mad angry angry censored bounce2 mad2

I just dropped my censored keys on just that part of that foot while coming in the door from my doctor's appointment. It's a good thing that when I choose to curse, I do so in Spanish because there's a little girl who lives upstairs and I wasn't quiet about it...

bounce censored censored bounce2 mad2 censored bounce bounce2 mad


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: ado-p

Written by: Dentrassi

ouch! is this a form a upscaled acupuncture?

im sure theres a crass joke somewhere to be made in mikes last post, but i just cant phrase it right....



well... its obvious that mike isnt a size queen.....



rolleyes


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Oh owie. Glad you're ok, though. I thought doctors made bad patients though. wink

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:owie hug

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Psycho_lemming
Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:eek! hope you k now! smile

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Pounce! You're back to visit me on my sick bed! I knew I could count on you, sweetie! ubblove

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
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Total posts: 9831
Posted:of course darling! how else can you get better unless i'm here to give you some smooches kiss

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Well, today's my first day back at work. Foot's feeling and looking much better. Not all the way back to normal (after such intense inflammation, I'm expecting it won't look 100% normal for as long as a year, but it will be 95% back to normal by early next week).

Thanks for all your support, guys. I wubbs you all! hug2 ubblove kiss


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Total posts: 13920
Posted:So I'm wearing shoes today. No more little bootie thing for me!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Posted:Sorry to hear about your stay at the hospital! I'd stick my tongue out at you... but the laughing would cause my stitches to hurt too much! Ah, what the hell.... tongue tongue tongue wink

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Mike-mike got a boo-boo.

We will all pray for your fast recovery if only to rid HoP of this godawful thread. wink

[Feel better homie.]


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh no! Patrick, you too? What happened?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Posted:Written by: Lightning?

Oh no! Patrick, you too? What happened?



Well 15 inches is just too long.... tongue wink No seriously, umbilical hernia!!! Would have just got worse if I didn't have the surgery!


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yup. Best to fix that one early and get it over and done with.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Twisted Clown
Twisted Clown

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Location: Croydon,Surrey,UK
Member Since: 16th Sep 2004
Total posts: 102
Posted:Written by: Lightning?

Yup, I got admitted last night. I got an infection in a blister on my foot and was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon for overnight administration of high-dose IV antibiotics.

I'm mostly better now (the wound has to heal and I have to be on antibiotics for another week), but I'm fine.

However, it was interesting being on the other side of the stethoscope. Even if at one point the resident (who was on his third day working in the ER) said "I need to find an 18-gauge needle" and I replied "Uh-huh! Yellow suture cart, second drawer, middle." He laughed and said, "Thanks! You're the best patient EVER!"

That was how the night went. A surreal parody of me being at work.



Sorry for your foot dude but i had to laugh when you said about the resident.... ubblol ubbloco ubbrollsmile ubbloco ubblol


There may be one for everyone but what if there is two for three would that mean none for someone or did they start off without one....

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