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Man Suffers From Case of `Plumbers Elbow` [w/Pic]

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Man Suffers From Case of `Plumbers Elbow` [w/Pic]
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This plumber broke his arm 10 months ago and still waiting for surgery to fix it. There`s your National Healthcare.
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Hits: 36046 | Favorites: 5 | Emailed: 4 | Rating: 2.7 | Category: Weird | Date: 10/19/2009
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Male, 30-39, Europe
 50 Posts
Friday, November 13, 2009 2:11:46 AM

1. It is The Sun. The Sun is incapable of reporting proper news accurately and appeals to societies lowest common denominator with rubbish about celebs and other non-entities filling it's pages of c**p.
2. He is a smoker (as am I). Operations were therefore cancelled on health grounds over which he personally can have control. Quit the fags get the op is my guess.
3. Had this happened in the states, he would still be facing a huge bill for his original visit to A&E, as well as the prospect for finding money to get it corrected. At least under our NHS he has not been required to pay a penny, and nor will he have to for any of his medical care.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 321 Posts
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 8:17:10 PM
So he had it in plaster and he took it off early? It's his own damn fault! How can this person blame other people for that?

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1079 Posts
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:16:14 PM
we do. our government doesn't.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 19 Posts
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:48:52 PM
One thing I have never understood about Americans who oppose a national health service...

People call it 'socialised` medicine because it`s available to everyone, funded by government etc...

But surely education is already under this system? And also the police...and fire service?

In other countries such as here in the UK we see health care as a basic human right such as education.

I have never understood why Americans don`t see it that way.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12386 Posts
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:58:53 PM
"umm... i'm not an expert, but it says that they put it in a cast. don`t they usually set a bone before they cast it? did he like rip the cast off and mess his arm up himself just for news?"

He took the cast off himself. I have no idea why. I think the sequence of events is as follows:

He falls and breaks his arm.

He`s taken to hospital, where he is treated straight away. X-rays, setting, cast, the usual.

He`s told to return after a set time for the healing of the injury to be assessed.

On the assessment, it`s found that the break is not healing properly (this may have been his fault too) and it should be pinned. He is advised to get into better shape, because he`s not fit to be operated on.

He takes the cast off (obviously he shouldn`t have done).

In pre-op testing, he is found to be too unfit to be operated on. So it`s delayed.

The last step is repeated.

It`s his choice to be too unfit to be operated on - he smokes a lot. His blood pressure is too

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