Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:40 am
Re: Random Rage Thread
Oolite Naval Attaché
That sounds expensive, but maybe I just don't have a very good appreciation for what medical bill actually run up to.Flatfingers wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:10 amBah. Hundreds of times I've walked to the barn at oh-dark-hundred to give the horses one last feeding of hay for the night, with no trouble from the local wildlife. But this time I was turning the power to the fence back on when something nailed me in the right ankle, just above the sandals I was wearing.
I knew instantly it was a snake. The only question was whether it was a copperhead, which have been seen in our neighborhood (though not by me lately), and how badly he'd hurt me.
Well, I'm still here typing this, so you know it wasn't as bad as it might have been.
Even so, I spent last Wednesday night in the emergency room, wired and IV'd, with a machine yelling so often I couldn't sleep, waiting to see whether there was any swelling and redness going up my leg, or sweats, or heart stopping -- things like that. The good news is, there was none of that. Apparently he'd punctured me, but hadn't injected much if any venom. So no swelling, etc. And they didn't have to go the apparently very expensive route of giving me antivenin, which probably would have had some nasty side effects as well.
After billing me for $3200 (high-deductible insurance -- THANKS, OBAMA), the very nice ER folks finally sent me home. Since then my ankle's been feeling a little better each day, but it still hurts a bit especially when I try to exercise it.
Still, I'm grateful it wasn't worse. Now I'm only having to deal with all the second-guessers and 20/20 hindsight crowd who just "know" I should have been wearing boots and lugging around a heavy flashlight every night.
Yeah. It's not what I'd call fun, but it definitely could have been a lot worse.Cornflakes_91 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:11 pm~Badger Badger Badger Badger~
that sounds damn unpleasamt Flat, glad that you can keep that leg
Yeah, I don't lick that.Flatfingers wrote: ↑Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:50 am$%@#.
It appears that Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California is being overrun by the Marsh Fire.
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