“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What a Hot Mess: Holy Exploding Eyeballs, Batman!

And people ask why I don't like going to the doctor, especially dentists and eye doctors!  Well, this is the reason why...

Imagine going to see your eye doctor, and he says to you, "Oh Billy Bob, it looks like you may need cataract surgery."

Okay, it doesn't sound too bad, right?  If it's going to help you see a little better, why not?  Mr. Jose Goncalves agreed, and before he knew it, his eye had exploded.  Well, not in that particular order, but far worse.

So Mr. Jose goes in for this fairly common procedure, when the resident doctor treating him didn't administer the anesthetic properly.  Instead of injecting the drug into the back of his eye like he's supposed to, he injects it directly into his eyeball.  And since, it didn't seem to be working like it should, he stops administering it...NOT!!!  Instead, he injects him with even more anesthetic, until his eye simply explodes!  Yeah, you read that right, EXPLODED!

Supposedly the resident doctor's training was "seriously inadequate."*coughs* no shit Sherlock - what a Hot Mess! Literally!
“It is clear that Dr. Wang’s training was seriously inadequate,” Bernard said. “This should have been a routine procedure as it is for countless people every day. When proper techniques are used, this particular complication should never occur.”
“Jose suffered excruciating pain after that botched surgery and continued to have severe pain for months afterward,” Bernard said. “The damage to the eye is obvious because his iris is missing and his eyelid droops. If anything should ever happen to the undamaged left eye, he could face total blindness.”
What did Jose get out of all this? Nearly $1 million dollars from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He was a 60-year-old Army veteran.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

But how much did he get from the doctors and is this doctor still practicing? Frivolous lawsuits? Yeah right. Next time you think the doctors are getting run over by "junk" lawsuits just ask yourself, "Do you really want to have your eye explode?" or better yet if it was your eye, your leg, or your loved one that got hurt, "Wouldn't you like to be compensated for the medical and emotional damage that has been done to you?"

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