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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:58 PM

Best health care system in the world my fuckin ass! [View all]

Last night my other mom (step mom) fell at the roller rink. The poor thing broke some bones in her wrist. The fall also pushed a bone out of place and through the skin. According to my dad and my stepbro, her arm had a couple 90 angles that should not have been there. So, off to the hospital they go. Aaaand let the fucking bullshit marathon begin.

They arrive at the hospital and of course, a bone sticking out of your arm, blood everywhere, and obvious excruciating pain isn't nearly as critical as the fucking paperwork that has to be done. Fine. Now it's time to sit for an hour waiting to be seen. Okay, they're finally seen. The open wound is cleaned and dressed. Now it's off to another hospital 15 miles away for surgery. Mom's gonna get an ambulance ride! Oh boy! My brother drives 25 miles to pick up dad, and then twenty miles to the hospital. They beat the ambulance there!

Now for the second round of fucking bullshit. The hospital has to call the surgeon who is on call for directions (meds, schedule surgery, etc.). Really? There's not a qualified doctor on the premises for this? Are you fucking kidding me? Aaalllright. So she finally gets some pain meds and is told surgery will be in the morning. Can't eat anything of course, due to the upcoming surgery.

So this morning comes and goes and guess what? No fucking surgery. Apparently, the surgeon has appointments at his office so surgery is now set for 3. Of course, she still hasn't eaten. And the pain meds on an empty stomach are causing her to become nauseous. And, of course, if she does get sick they can't do the surgery until tomorrow. Get that? Sorry lady, if you get sick because of our fucking incompetence you'll have to be in excruciating pain until tomorrow. Dumbfucks.

Well, the surgeon has a bad day at the office and she doesn't get into surgery until 4:30. My poor mom has been in absolute agony for a mere fucking 21 hours now, but the worst is behind her. The wife and I meet the rest of the fam in the cafeteria a little after 5 and head up to her room to wait. We have to go down to the nurses station to get them to change the sweaty, bloody sheets. Un-fucking-believable! Okay, it's now 6:15 and they bring her in. Good news, they were able to get everything in her wrist back in place without having to open her up. Cool! Some pins and a cast and she's good as new! Still in pain, but not quite as severe. She still hasn't eaten however. We wait 10 minutes for the nurse to come back. 11. 12. Fuck it. We call down to order her dinner at 6:35. The fucking kitchen is closed and the only thing she can get is a cold sandwich. Again, are you fucking kidding me? The kitchen is closed at 6 fucking 30? We certainly wouldn't want to upset the fucking shareholders with a couple $10 an hour employees! Or a surgeon on premises for that fucking matter. We're in the business of making money after all. Bastards. Anyway, now I have to jump in the car and make a fucking trip to Wendy's. Fucking bullshit! Now, for the record, I'm not pissed because I'm inconvenienced. I'm pissed because my 62 year old step mom hasn't eaten in 24 hours and now has to wait another 25 fucking minutes.

I am absolutely disgusted by what she had to endure since the fall. It's complete bullshit. I guarantee the price tag is going to be more than my Mini Cooper S. However, when I show up at the dealership, the bonnet (hood for those who don't know mini-speak) is up in 10 minutes or less. It's a sad fucking state of affairs when my car gets better service than a human being. I'm so fucking pissed I can't see straight.

Thanks fer lettin' me vent ya'all.

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