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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.”

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: addiction, bobby jenks, boston, boston red sox, drugs, general, malpractice, red sox, surgery

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   1. The_Ex Posted: December 06, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5906274)
Summary:

Injuries
Pill use
Medical malpractice

Very sad until the end.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 12:39 PM (#5906276)
Sorry for the double post. I submitted this a day-and-a-half ago, and as per usual, it didn't show up until now.
   3. ajnrules Posted: December 06, 2019 at 03:47 PM (#5906350)
Wow, what a story, full of twists and turns. The thing about concurrent surgeries is the most shocking.

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