Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Malpractice Newsbeat

Friday, December 06, 2019

Scar Tissue - By Bobby Jenks

She snapped some pictures with her phone and then showed me that the bottom of my incision, about three-fourths of an inch of it, had burst open. That’s where the fluid was coming from. And it was just flowing out, too. It was constant — almost like a faucet that had been opened just a tiny, little bit. When we were able to get a look, we saw that it wasn’t blood. It was this weird clear liquid.

Neither of us knew what to do at that point. We couldn’t get ahold of the doctor who’d performed the surgery, so we just kept bandaging me up. But we needed to change the dressing on my incision a bunch of times because it just wouldn’t stop leaking fluid. I had to wake up three or four times that night to switch out the gauze, and the next morning I decided I needed to get looked at by a doctor.

I drove over to one of those little medical clinics they have everywhere now, and as soon as the doctor in that place saw me, he took immediate action. It was like, “I’m calling the hospital right now. Go home and pack some things, and then I need you to get to the emergency room….

“Mr. Jenks … you’re leaking spinal fluid.”


 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCardinals' speed-based style thrilled baseball fans in the 1980s, but would it work today?
(8 - 10:47am, Jan 26)
Last: John DiFool2

NewsblogFormer Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel apologizes for 2017 cheating scandal
(11 - 10:33am, Jan 26)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogLarry Walker’s Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos
(40 - 9:15am, Jan 26)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogJustin Turner on Astros' 2017 World Series Title: 'It's Hard to Feel They Earned It'
(2 - 8:56am, Jan 26)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogFelipe Alou: Mets manager Luis Rojas won't cheat baseball
(7 - 8:41am, Jan 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogCraig Calcaterra’s Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot
(76 - 8:20am, Jan 26)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - January, 2020
(268 - 7:42am, Jan 26)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

Newsblog'There are better things to come:' Canada's Taillon upbeat during Tommy John rehab
(1 - 7:23am, Jan 26)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogMLB rumors: Former Giants GM Bobby Evans interviewed for Astros job
(1 - 3:10am, Jan 26)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogRyan Thibs’ Hall of Fame Tracker
(1455 - 2:29am, Jan 26)
Last: Barnaby Jones

NewsblogHe’s ‘Nat’ done yet: Virginia Beach’s Ryan Zimmerman reportedly signs one-year deal with Washington
(18 - 12:53am, Jan 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogReport: Umpires agree to MLB's test plans for automated strike zone
(118 - 12:43am, Jan 26)
Last: Barnaby Jones

NewsblogRed Sox, Padres have reportedly discussed Mookie Betts trade that includes a surprising name
(48 - 11:17pm, Jan 25)
Last: Jose Is Absurdly Chatty

NewsblogRockies’ Trevor Story agrees to two-year, $27.5 million contract
(4 - 11:03pm, Jan 25)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(665 - 10:18pm, Jan 25)
Last: calming him down with his 57i66135

Page rendered in 0.8645 seconds
44 querie(s) executed