First world bureaucracy is pissing me off

in #infectionlast year

Two months ago, I got infected by some unknown shit. My knees started eating themselves and the wounds were really deep. It took one month to “completely” heal. At least I thought I recovered completely.

However, my body starts getting more fucked. New small infected wounds start popping off all over my body. I need a doctor and medicine right now. You think that’s easy, huh?

No no, I need to be insured to get fucking medicine. I’m so pissed at this fucked up land right now. In India, everything was a little easier. I would have had medicine and health care by now, lol. Apparently, you’re not allowed to go to the doctor in Germany when you’re not insured. Well, you can go. But then you have to pay like 2000 euro for an easy visit. I’m so pissed right now I want to heal this shit.

I’m not going to share a photo with this post. It’s not looking good though.


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I hear a lot of Europeans simply fly to other countries to get treatment because it's cheaper, now in what world do we live in where people need to get on a damn plane because it makes more financial sense. I would understand if its some sort of experimental procedure or specialist but health care is unfortunately opaque and not regulated so they're able to inflate prices. Big pharma and medical insurance rob the economy in so many ways yet its still allowed to carry on as is, its a real shame. God forbid you get sick these days.

Yeah for some countries this makes total sense... I'm really angry right now. I called up the hospital and I can't go there because I need to see a doctor first. The doctor has to give me a document that says I should go to the hospital. I need a simple wound dressing! And they're not allowed to give it to me? What the fuck, it's insane!

That really sucks man.. Different kind of first world problems, what a world..

Sounds like staph infection? Did you take a round of antibiotics in India? Staph can be tricky as its built a resistance to antibiotics. Definitely not at all something to leave untreated for any amount of time..

The first world mentality of healthcare is mind blowing to me as well. I've not been insured in over 15 years. My wife has been having nerve pain and tried all manner of things, being quite self schooled in pharmacology I told her she needs s prescription for a specific medicine I know of. She told me we can just go to the pharmacist and if you tell them that they'll probably write the rx?

I thought that was crazy because where I'm from you would have to see a general practitioner, then a specialist would write the prescription and the pharmacist counts the pills as the most over educated ineffectual cog in the wheel of western medicine..

Sure enough we went to the pharmacy I said I feel she needs lyrica based on other failed attempts of this and that and that I believe it's neuropathy blah blah.. The pharmacist asked if I was an MD? I said no, a nurse? No, I'm just knowledgeable about general medicine as an uninsured American with the internet.. She said that's impressive and I'll write the prescription and fill it on the spot!!

In the states they'd get offended that I'm a know it all, then tell me I'm showing drug seeking behavior and send me away empty handed.. Here they're like cool, you know your stuff, lucky wife to have such a husband!

It is a staph infection for sure! I did not take any antibiotics in India. They gave me a daily wound dressing though. I think the creme medicine they used had antibiotics in them but I'm not sure. I tried to ask them but they didn't want to tell me and got angry.

I'm not taking anything right now. I think I may need some Antibiotics. I put Merbromin on the wounds. I read that this is helping somehow. I'm very new to the whole medical thing.

I think it is Mind-blowing as well! People who need help on the spot can't get because they have to see all their specialists. I just need a simple dressing and maybe some antibiotics... Here in Germany, it's the same as in the States. They won't give me anything without an RX.

Glad you could help out your wife! Definitely cool to be a Jack of all trades!

Merbromin eh? I believe that actually has mercury in it and definitely is a no no for western medicine..

Don't have a doctor friend I suppose that could simply call in a super strong antibiotic? That would-be the buck the system move..

Until you get something figured out it can't hurt to use the Indian cure all turmeric.. Not on the wounds at this point but as a warm beverage, mixed with black pepper as this increases absorption. Modern medicine will claim turmeric isn't a good choice due to low bioavailability taken orally, it's got plenty of good properties though and if you have it in the cupboard or can get it easily you can try it... Tablespoon per 8oz glass and half teaspoon of black pepper..

Really hope you get this sorted asap my friend... Keep us posted..

It has mercury in it. I read about that as well. However, they say it is the nonharmful version of it? Nevertheless, it is considered mostly safe but is banned in Germany and the States.

I already asked a doctor friend but he said he can't help me and he doesn't have any antibiotics at home. So this alternative is not working out, unfortunately.

I'll give the Tumeric a try. It can't hurt.

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