Well this bloody well sux.

John sessomsj at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 11 23:01:52 EST 2016


On 11/11/2016 4:50 PM, Malcolm Smith wrote:
> John wrote:
>
> I've been doing some repairs around here & last night I slipped with a wood
> chisel & put a deep laceration through the end of my left thumb; split the
> nail in half. Stopped the bleeding & bandaged it myself last night, but I
> had to get a tetanus shot, and of course the local VA clinic is closed
> today.
>
> I just got home from 4 hours in the emergency room over at the Durham VA
> Hospital. Three and a half hour wait for a half hour treatment, but I'm not
> fussed. I expected I'd be low priority, so I took along a book to read while
> I waited.
>
> Turned out I got a Tetanus booster in 2013, so I didn't need to get the shot
> after all. They did re-bandage it quite nicely.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> Nasty, glad it got bandaged well at least from the wait. 3.5 hours is good;
> our last treatment in the local hospital was a few mins under 12 hours from
> arrival to departure. (including arrival by ambulance).
>
> Malcolm
>
>

Wouldn't have taken as long as it did if it hadn't been a holiday. I
could have gone to my primary care physician at the local VA clinic.

I just didn't want to wait three days until Monday to get a tetanus
shot (if I had needed it).

And unlike PJ's LX, it will heal in time.

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