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So I spoke with my dad (the biological one) this morning, and he's out of surgery with a brand-spanking-new knee. Everything went well, and he still wasn't feeling any pain (chemical assistance, there). Cyborg Father!

Get this: Tomorrow he begins physical therapy. A day after getting a new knee. Wow. I know people who lie about moaning for days after scraping their knee, much less getting a new one. Geez, doctors are less delicate these days, aren't they?

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roseconnelly
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I was cut open, stretched out, had a baby pulled out of me, and was sewn back together with two sets of stitches. They made me get out of bed about 12 hours later. That hurt like a $%%$#!@@!.

Doctors do suck.
roseconnelly
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Oh, did they make him bigger, faster, stronger?
roseconnelly
Mar. 2nd, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Wait, maybe that is better, not bigger.

Oh, I'll have to Google it.

mckitterick
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
Heh, I'm sure he hopes as much. He's gotta be worth $6 mil now (that's "mil," not "million").
mckitterick
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, that absolutely amazed me. What the f? I mean, geez, you just MADE ANOTHER HUMAN and GOT CUT OPEN and they shooed you out? Um...?
silverfae
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm the odd one out, but with flesh-eating bacteria, staph infections killing people, and the random contagions in hospitals, I feel much safer recuperating at home. Plus, you get better rest.
I once spent 12 days in hospital in Denver. THE most boring days of my life.
So boring, I sneaked out one night with another patient and we went and had a beer down the street.
holyoutlaw
Mar. 2nd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Remember the Monty Python skit with John Cleese as a drill instructor-doctor yelling at people in full-body bandages?






No?





It was really funny.
pointoforigin
Mar. 2nd, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I remember that one! "There's nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can't prolong!" And "A total cashectomy!" The part where all the people in casts were running a steeplechase was particularly a propos to PT for joint replacements, I think.
holyoutlaw
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
You people expect to be liein' about in bed, reee-cooop-eratin'.

Yep, that's it.
mckitterick
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)
Didja know that you can now own the complete series on DVD? Yes, indeedy! Feel free to come visit for a weekend and we can watch the whole shebang.
mckitterick
Mar. 2nd, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)
!
- LOVE THEM -
amnesiacat
Mar. 2nd, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Geez, doctors are less delicate these days, aren't they?

Yep. They want you out of that bed and moving around as soon as freaking possible. And they usually don't bother to ask if you're actually up to it.
mckitterick
Mar. 2nd, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, you had a sorta-important organ removed, like, forever, and they were all like, "Okay, now get out and don't let the door hit you on the stitches on your way out."
justaqt
Mar. 2nd, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
It's all about the Benjamins
It's so they can fill that bed again as soon as possible.

It makes me SO mad when I go to a doc appointment at 2pm (right when I was supposed to have it) and I have to wait nearly TWO HOURS to be seen because they've got too many patients. One time I left!
It makes me mad because I think they've forgotten they are in a Customer Service position and instead they treat you like "eh, you can wait all day. You need a doctor and I'm it. Where else you gonna go?"
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