Discussion in 'On Topic' started by brownfield, Sep 22, 2007.
and damn they did a good job. i'm soooooo glad there are no army hospitals here
Air Force doc operated on my shoulder June 2005. I had a lot of pain afterwards but the AF doc insisted it was normal. After three months they doc decided to treat my pain with multiple cortizone shots, three in one week and 5 in a month. Which I now know was one of the worst things to do. Finally January 2006 the Air Force doc decided to do exploratory surgery to find the cause of my pain. What he found was an infection from the body reacting to an inflammation caused by the titanium anchors rubbing, 40% loss of tissue in the region, hardening of tissue, and my tear was worse than before my first surgery. Overall I have to say the Air Force doc was incompetent.
Now I am not saying all AF docs are incompetent, I am just saying that medical service can be shitty in any service. Thanks to the AF I have 70% mobility in my right shoulder, lost the chance at becoming a Combat Controller, and had to resort to my backup plan career wise.
well as a guy who plans on doing the HPSP program once i get through two or three years of my enlisted time owed for my undergrad, I can tell you that there are only 2 reasons why doctors stay in the armed forces
1) they enjoy the army and don't want to deal with handling their own practice / don't care about the paycut
2) they suck at being a doctor and couldn't make it in the civilian world. aka malpractice
i know that... but had it been an army doctor i probably would be dead right now over a routine anthroscopic surgery
When I flew from Landstuhl to Bethesda Naval hospital I was escorted on the plane by a team of AF doctors from the Alaska air national guard. Since my buzzer would only give me dilaudid every 6 minutes, one of the AF doctors had extra meds in his backpack and would inject it into my IV whenever I was in pain. Before I left Landstuhl the army nurses and docs almost forgot to refill my pain killers before my long ass flight. The AF docs would even put blankets on me when I was cold. AF doctors for the win, army fail. Oh and Bethesda Naval Hospital was 10 times better than Landstuhl. So Navy medicine +1
So now Army doctors have a sterotype of being horrible? This is news to me.
Hope your arm doesn't fall off
I had an Air Force doc work on me a bit the day I broke my femur. I was at a motocross track, and he first said I had a knot in my leg, then tried to stand me up, then realized it was broken, got it into traction, and then wanted to transport me in a pickup truck with a dog in the truck instead of calling an ambulance... I ended up with an ambulance, and the doctor at the hospital said I should have been flown (it was a 45 minute ride).
you shitbag, don't you know being injured means you're a shitbag?
How dare you waste the military's precious time.