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Thread: Cycling Injury .. Emergency Room Clowns + Misdiagnosis = Permanent Disability :(

  1. Cycling Injury .. Emergency Room Clowns + Misdiagnosis = Permanent Disability :(

    I fell off of my bike June 13 this year, the doctors said I sustained a simple fracture of the humerus and that it would be better in four weeks .. the pain never diminished, I went back to the same hospital June 27, they did more X Rays and said everything was fine.

    The Indian Radiographer rang me at home and said the ER medical staff were clowns, that I had needed emergency surgery fourteen days before, to which end against established protocols he had made an appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon for the next day.

    The Orthopod did the surgery on June 30, he said the entire shoulder joint was shattered and that it was too late to save the joint, since the ball end of the humerus had broken off, that it had no blood supply for seventeen days meant it died .. as well as fixing a metal plate he fixed a metal ball to the humerus.

    He told me I will never be able to raise my arm to shoulder level and will not have lateral movement .. now fifty three days on the pain keeps me awake all night.

    X Rays at left 1 & 2 taken post op July 1, 2016 showing surgical staples, at right X Ray taken August 11, 2016.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by "novum" post=228008
    .. are you taking anything for the pain?

    When the accident occurred June 13, 2016, the same doctors at the hospital who misdiagnosed the injury gave me three tablets and a script for twenty Panadeine Forte pills to take two every six hrs, when they ran out I was to go to a GP and request another script.

    Which I did, where after the African doctor I saw, who similarly failed to adequately diagnose the extent of the injury after holding the X Ray up to the light for about one second, prescribed another twenty Panadeine Forte.

    At the hospital following surgery I was placed onto a Morphine drip, whereas I was to depress a thumb switch to self administer an intravenous shot when required, by the following day after using it nine times overnight whereas a nurse said many patients use it over a hundred times..

    The hospital's pain specialist took it away and put me onto Panadol, which is a non prescription medication that can be bought from the supermarket, in intense pain some time later I begged a doctor and he authorized another shot of Morph. When that wore off a nurse brought me a single Panadol pill which I refused, before discharging myself from the hospital at about a quarter to twelve Friday night.

    The next day a friend brought around some Cannabis Indica called Couchlock in America, which is the most common strain of Medical Marijuana where after a couple puffs you sleep for four hrs, where after waking and having something to eat and drink you repeat the process, thus while it lasted I slept nineteen hrs a day and had no pain.

    When the Indica ran out I was able to obtain some Cannabis sativa which probly makes one feel better, but does not remove the pain .. cheers!

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