b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » "You're doing it wrong" » Post 793199 | Search
This is a question "You're doing it wrong"

Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
Pages: Latest, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, ... 1

« Go Back

after slicing my arm open on a bottle several years ago, i was taken to hospital and had the wound stitched up. i thought this would be the end of the matter, but it was not to be so. i began to feel pain in my elbow, an inch from where i'd been cut. after another trip to the hospital, an x-ray and some questions, it turned out that the doctor who sewed my arm up was supposed to have sent me for an x-ray at the time, to make sure there was no glass in my arm. he didn't and there was. despite the pain it was causing me, i was told it was too small to bother taking out.
yeah, i'd say they did that wrong. it's still in there and it still hurts.
(, Sat 17 Jul 2010, 14:33, 6 replies)
you clearly didn't tell them
"oh then you won't mind the small lawsuit i'll be bringing against you in proportion to your negligence" :) seriously, what the fuck? you have some glass sewn into your arm because of their negligence and they won't take it out? ... was this in durham? :P
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 0:35, closed)
no, liverpool
i tried to sue, but due to the shitness of my lawyer, all i got was £500 to basically fuck off.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 19:09, closed)
It might find its way out eventually
I jammed a glass tube into the end of my thumb a few years back (a common lab injury!) and it healed up OK after a while. But several weeks later I began to feel a sore bit under the skin. After a bit of prodding, a little shard of glass appeared, which I was able to remove with tweezers.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 9:14, closed)
it's been in there ten years now
i don't think it's coming out
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:57, closed)
i had a similar experience
i had a window smashed in my face and glass went in my eye. After the doctor took "all" the glass out I complained about it not feeling right. He said it'd feel better in time.
It did the following day, after i pulled a 5mm shard out from under my eyelid
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 11:29, closed)
i have a lot of trouble with my eyes, this is making them water right now :(
on a lighter note, you've just reminded me that i need to phone the optician
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:59, closed)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, ... 1