Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
my calcaneus is broken all the way through, that much is really obvious from the x-rays. and since my ER visit, it's spreading further apart due to achilles tendon pulling on it. so now there's a sharp edge from the fracture poking up into the ankle joint, which will cause traumatic arthritis if I don't get surgery, he said
I cracked my hip when I was 18 and didn't get the recommended surgery wish I did thing still hurts sometimes
Yeah get the surgery that injury sounds like it will only get worse
Not something to fuck with
my foot is super swollen right now, with some pitting edema...so he can't do the surgery for a few weeks until that goes away
Untill then obey all directions given
so ya basically, I'm confined to my bed with my foot elevated above my heart. and bored watching movies lol
If you're gonna be in the rwds, you have to be able to use your feet😂
I guess my concern outright is that since it's worker's comp, I've been told sometimes doctors dealing with worker's comp cases basically just do what the worker's comp ins people tell them to do b/c it's such a pain in the ass for them to fight for what SHOULD be done
Have any of you looked into using x-rays for wound treatment
It would be very valuable in a situation where antibiotics were difficult to obtain
I would think that if antibiotics were difficult to obtain, x-rays would be even moreso.
No all u need is a battery
A small solar panel could obtain charge for a dozen or more treatments a day and a battery could hold hundreds
Small x Ray generators exist about the size of a large smartphone
You only need 50kV or less for surface treatments
@Deleted User , Spencer & co will be at the University of Florida on September 12.
@Deleted User looking forward to seeing y'all again! I'll be there, and I'm assembling a Florida EMS squad. Hopefully less pepper spray and more cops doing their job this time
Really looking forward to medical lessons. I'm sure IE has at least a couple nurses, or perhaps a doctor to teach us
I'm typing up the how to deal with defensive sprays guide right now. Hopefully I'll have it done tonight. The most common medical issue we seemingly have to deal with at events right now is getting pepper sprayed, so really, everyone should be prepared to know how to deal with it
Here's a lesson, if you're ever feeling soft on the euthanasia question, do a ride along on an ambulance. It's been a rough night.
Ugh. Sorry brother
Here's my "how to" guide of how to manage a patient who has been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, or sprayed with household cleaning products.
Feel free to post in <#339425301434204170>, if you have the permission to do so.
May someone repost that in PDF format
Google docs tracks you
I'm a pleb. I can't pin anything.
Glad I got lasik don't have to wear contacts anymore
Apparently, at Cville someone told another attendee that contact lenses protect your eyes from pepper spray and what not. I have no clue who told that person that info, but it's a retarded and dangerous statement to make. I highly recommend just wearing glasses to activism events.
Yeah, sometimes bringing people back from an arrest isn't really doing them any favors..... But, we do it..... uggghhhh
Jack you want a gas mask with a nato filter will be easier to find replacements plus its a far better mask
@here Hey guys I have a question and I was wondering if you guys could help. My dad isn't well and I'm not sure how serious it is or if he should see a doctor. He had been working all morning and was finishing up when he was suddenly struck with extremely intense dizziness. He couldn't even stand up. He had been absolutely fine before then. Thinking it might be really low blood sugar (it was 2 pm and he hadn't eaten since the day before) my mom made him drink some juice. After about 20 minutes he made it inside but only with my moms help. He said he was really tired and laid down and then immediately started violently throwing up. He said he was cold and then fell into a really deep sleep and has been sleeping for awhile now. He's a big tough guy so this is very strange for him. Obviously google is no help and I'm really worried. Any ideas what it could be or what steps we can take? Any signs of it being serious? Sorry for the length, just trying to be as detailed as I can...
Could it be heat related? It looks like some of the symptoms are related to heat exhaustion/stroke. I'm not an expert but in my opinion it wouldn't hurt to contact a doctor and see what they think.