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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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Desperate times, call for desperate measures.

He is what one woman tried to do, to get medical attention for a shoulder injury!

www.sunherald.com... -to-get.html


NILES, Mich. -- An out-of-work Michigan woman shot herself in the hope she'd receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury. Kathy Myers says she injured the shoulder a month ago while playing with her dogs. The 41-year-old Niles resident said she's been unable to see a specialist because she can't afford health insurance.


Please explain to me, how Obama forcing people to pay for health insurance, is going to avoid people resorting to tactics like this?




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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I have a little story.

Today Obama made a speech that infuriated me. Instead of continuing to watch it, I decided to change the channel.

I couldn't find my remote. So I got out of my chair and went to find it, when I twisted my ankle and fell over. Now my Ankle is several sizes larger than normal due to swelling.

It hurts like crazy.

I lost my job. I have no health insurance. I can't go to the doctor tomorrow because I don't have the funds for it.

I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot. I'm just not. That is violent and disgusting.

So instead I'm going ride it out.

In a month - if it isn't better I'll be back to this thread.

I'll let you know if I shot myself in the foot.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:18 AM
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Ouch! I hope the swelling goes down soon, and that it isn't more serious!

Personally, I think this woman need to get some psychiatric help, for even thinking of doing what she did, but, who would pay for that?

I also wonder how the hospital is going to collect from her for the emergency room visit. Now her shoulder is really messed up!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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Don't do it people...there is no guarantee of success and you are only making your lives harder, and more inconvenient for yourself and others around you. This is not the right way to seek medical attention. It is only making one problem transform into a larger problem.

[edit on 16/6/2010 by Dark Ghost]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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It's hard for me to understand why people are always worried about who is going to pay for what.

I don't want to say anyone should get things for free.

I don't want anything for free. I honestly want to be a productive person, it's part of what I am as a human being.

The problem here is that this woman couldn't pay for herself. It's unfortunate that no one could step up and offer help.

Money is a broken system.

Giving something or helping someone only to require compensation in paper is a failed system.

There is no answer to who is going to pay for that woman's shoulder.

Taxes, I guess. But then we get into more questions.

Why does she get something for free just because she's poor?
Why are taxes going to people that aren't paying the majority of them?
Why did the universe force me to continue watching Obama's horrible speech by having me injure myself trying to change what I was watching? (Ok that one is unrelated but seriously, that was a terrible speech)

Asking who is going to take responsibility for something is avoiding the real problem. It doesn't matter who is responsible, because it's already happened.

We need a solution to our economy.

Obama's health care bill is a disgusting Obamination (lol that makes me giggle), and will do nothing to stop people like that woman from finding ways to get around the system.

I feel for her suffering though. My foot really freaking hurts.

[edit on 16-6-2010 by draevin]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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I agree. She might have killed herself, instead of getting help for her shoulder injury.

I'm surprised she didn't get arrested for the stunt, as well.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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I suggest getting this before his next speech:




The thing is stupid big, only costs about 10 bucks at Walgreens, and is impossible to lose.

Think of it as money well spent if it prevents you from having to watch another speech by the retard.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:44 AM
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I had one of the best healthcare insurances around. THAT does NOT mean you are going to get good healthcare. PERIOD!

I wanted to get to the bottom of my arthritis. Went to two different appointments in FIVE YEARS. You know what came out of their FRELLING MOUTHS to this question, " I would like to find out why or how my arthritis and joint pain exists?" here was their frelling response BOTH times-we do not like to prescribe pain pills.

Like that is WHY I FRELLING went to the doctor. TWO FRELLING times in 5 years I went to the doctor and this is the FRELLING response I get. Oh you people are going to JUST LOVE your healthcare system now!

Besides the asinine docs, you are going to have the gov involved, just wonderful.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:44 AM
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That's a bummer. I'm here at work and I stepped on a shard of broken glass. So naturally to remove it I broke off another shard of glass and used it to pry out the other piece of glass. Now I have a huge gaping hole in my foot and it is burning really badly. Who is going to pay for this? Now there is blood spilled all over the floor. Who is going to clean this up? I think I'll nuke it. That'll solve it!!!!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:47 AM
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Well in theory, nuking it would solve the problem.

Your foot wouldnt hurt anymore, and there wouldnt be any blood spillage to worry about cleaning.

Its people like you that get things done through alternative, yet viable solutions such as the one you put forth.

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter sir.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:48 AM
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Why didn't I think of that for my messed up ankle!?

Can we Nuke Obama? Stuff keeps spewing from him, like the health care bill and this last speech, and I don't believe I was the only one to injure myself in great desperation to save myself from his dis informative words.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by brainwrek
reply to post by MeSoCorny
 


Well in theory, nuking it would solve the problem.

Your foot wouldnt hurt anymore, and there wouldnt be any blood spillage to worry about cleaning.

Its people like you that get things done through alternative, yet viable solutions such as the one you put forth.

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter sir.


Yes, yes. Nuking my foot seems to be the only way to plug it. I thought long and hard over what to do about it, (3 seconds to be exact) and it seems to be the only way. Some moron just told me to stick a bandage on it and to blame the person who actually caused the gargantuan hole in my foot. (Me.) (Pfft. . . but I'm not going to own up to that. I'll just pawn all the blame on someone else.) It's logistics. Don't argue.

And it's ma'am to you, sir. I haven't got a newsletter but you can subscribe to my magazine, "Weekly Monthly." A new issue comes out once or sometimes twice a year.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:54 AM
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I know how it is, ...

right now I have a major tooth infection, it is killing me i can barely eat. I used to have a good PPO insurance but I got laid off awhile ago,

What am I supposed to do ? use a pair of pliars on myself ??

Unemployed and hittin rock bottom financialy, the side of my jaw is swollen, it's not like an injury you can ride out, it only get's worse, and I have no idea what to do.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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Originally posted by draevin
reply to post by MeSoCorny
 


Why didn't I think of that for my messed up ankle!?

Can we Nuke Obama? Stuff keeps spewing from him, like the health care bill and this last speech, and I don't believe I was the only one to injure myself in great desperation to save myself from his dis informative words.


I propose that we gather as a nation and use our alternative resources and government mandated "green" products combined with nuclear bombing to resolve the problem with Obama.

First, we shall take an eco-friendly reusable earth tote bag and cover his head. (If he can't see us, we can't see him.) Think about it, I didn't.

Second, we must put him in a dark room with a chair made from recyclable goods and a energy efficient light bulb only.

Third, we nuke it.

Fourth, clean up will be easy as pie, as we used all biodegradable products.



[edit on 16-6-2010 by MeSoCorny]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 03:58 AM
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How sad! Dentists are usually more willing to set up a payment plan. Call around to a few. It sounds like you need antibiotics, too.

So not only are you in pain, with a bad tooth, you probably need a prescription.

If you took it to the extreme that this woman did, it would mean shooting yourself in the head!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Draevin, I'm really sorry to hear about your ankle sprain, and believe me, I totally understand what it's like to have no health insurance and not be able to afford needed medical care.

But since I work in the medical field and in the spirit of maybe helping with a little advice, just in case you don't know:
1. Stay off of your foot as much as possible, preferably completely off your foot for 2 to 3 days if possible.
2. Elevate your foot up on a couple of pillows as much as you can.
3. Apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours throughout the day (be sure you don't leave the ice on for any longer than 20 minutes).

I do hope it gets better soon for you, but whatever you do, don't shoot yourself in the foot. Because that will surely make it hurt a lot worse!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:29 AM
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Im from Canada
we have health care

when I am sick I go out in the bush and I pick what ever herbs i need


GET SOME YARROW
it will kill the pain,
stop the infection
break down the toxins
and it doesn't taste too bad
it will
stop food poisoning
gangrene
they used to stuff it into musket wounds to stop infection
also known as kings foil
they even used it in the book lord of the rings
where frodo gets stabbed by the ring wraith


you won't need a root canal

PM me for details if you want

it grows every where and even if you had to by the HERB in a health food store it costs a couple of dollars an oz

if you make tea with a couple other herbs and spices thrown in
it will work even better

waddaya got to lose by trying?
the pain the infection and the bluez


[edit on 16-6-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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don't wait
mix these together in a glass pot like a coffe maker is perfect
run decent water straight through on to the herbs and spices
these are cheep cheep cheep

yarrow grows free as does the plantain

once the water has a decent amount of colour start
leave the mixture steeping the balls and change every couple hours or so
for a fresh cotton ball
MAKE SURE IT IS ON THE LUMP

if you have a monster swelling make enough to soak a face cloth in it and put on the outside in addition too the cotton ball so it soaks in the heat opened pores too

DO NOT BOIL
soak a cotton ball in the mixture

two table spoons of dried yarrow flowers
table spoon euchinacea
half teaspooncloves
handfull of plantain
www.familyherbalremedies.com...


The old standard kitchen toothache remedy

A great natural toothache remedy is to either ground clove or pure food grade clove oil on the affected tooth. This is the most well known of all herbal toothache remedies. I list this remedy first since most people have cloves in their spice rack.

Other great herbal toothache remedies…

• Echinacea. This cold and flu remedy has a long history for being a toothache remedy. In fact, a Lakota elder I know calls it the "toothache plant." That's what his grandmother called it as well. Try using Echinacea tincture. The best toothache remedy would be to use fresh Echinacea root dug from the ground, so if you have some in your garden, try it some day! Click here to read more about Echinacea. You can make your own Echinacea tincture in our Herbal Medicine Making Kit. Read how.


• If your filling comes out…A paste of slippery elm powder and water put into a tooth where the filling has come out, will be very helpful until one gets to the dentist. And a mouthwash made with sage (Salvia officinalis) or calendula (Calendula officinalis) and a pinch of salt, is beneficial to bleeding gums.

Garden or outdoors toothache remedy

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), originated in Europe and Asia, but is now naturalized throughout North America. Yarrow grows wild in fields, meadows, roadsides and open woodlands. Yarrow has the ability to stop bleeding and aids in healing wounds. But the root of the yarrow is also an anesthetic. To relieve toothaches, apply the fresh root or leaves to the gums or teeth. It's yet another great herbal toothache remedy.

Raw plantain leaves crushed and placed on the aching tooth will also help stop a toothache. If you happen to have a little salt with you, mix a little salt with the chewed leaves.

PM ME if you have questions


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