More Things to Worry About on Thursday

At what point does "misdiagnosis" (the hospital's characterization) become "malpractice" (the patient's characterization)? (Possible indicator: when pain, fever, and bleeding from the rectum is diagnosed as "reaction to a cold medicine" when it's really "Fournier's gangrene," resulting in the loss of 6 lbs. of groin meat). Seattle Post-Intelligencer

She could have asked the building manager to let her into her new condo when she forgot her key, but, being an experienced mountain climber, she tried it the hard way, from 15th floor balcony to her own 14th floor balcony, but condo balconies are apparently tougher than mountains. Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C.)

In Juneau, Alaska, a convicted sex offender tried to flee in a getaway kayak. Anchorage Daily News

The American Medical Ass'n last week did something-or-other that improved the chances that insurance companies and Medicare would pay for wound-cleaning by maggots, which secrete enzymes that dissolve dead tissue. LiveScience via Yahoo

In an ordinary ol' husband-and-wife DUI case in Reading, Pa., we learn that there's a 26-yr-old woman whose name is Lucy Two-Two. Reading Eagle

Today's Newsrangers: Bob Pert, Justin Warner, Michael Colpitts, Scott Huber, Marty Greb, Pete Randall, Michael Ravnitzky, Debbie Henselin, Perry Levin, Gil Nelson
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Nov 20, 2008

Yeah, I would assume those are symptoms most prisoners have at some time or another.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/20/08 at 09:07 AM
mountain climber So, do we send this link to the Darwin Award guys or just keep it to ourselves?

getaway kayak Major points for a world's first!

maggots Damn! Don't those Medicare weenies watch TV. Gray and House have been using these critters for seasons and seasons! How much more justification do they need?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/20/08 at 09:58 AM
Say this 10 times, fast:
"Lucy Two-Two of the 200 block of South Sixth Street"

agent j
Posted by agent j in Toronto, Canada on 11/20/08 at 10:46 AM
Mountain climber - Canadians are polite to a fault. She did not want to disturb the building manager, so she decided to solve the problem herself.
agent j
Posted by agent j in Toronto, Canada on 11/20/08 at 10:47 AM
Gangrene I would just assume his boyfriend got a little rowdy.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 11/20/08 at 11:13 AM
My mother tells of the use of "sterile maggots" when she was in nursing school back in the '50s. They don't kill live tissue; they only consume necrotic tissue. They swell up and die when there is no more dead tissue left, and you just pluck them off and throw them away. This leaves a clean wound, much smoother than human debridement could afford, and without pain to the patient. The slurping sound she says they make is disgusting, though. 😛
Posted by stpatme on 11/20/08 at 01:04 PM
Misdiagnosis: I woke up this morning with a bad hangover And my penis was missing again. This happens all the time.
It's detachable

detachable penis
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/20/08 at 02:28 PM
Lucy Two-Two Is Pic Pics of this that.
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/20/08 at 02:35 PM
oopsy I need Pic Pics
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/20/08 at 02:36 PM
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