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Rowan93

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This is a thing that actually happens, and a big part of why systems that don't provide public healthcare are fucked up.
 

TheMemoman

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Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.
 

Queen Michael

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Nothing sucks more than being told you have cancer and paying money for it. Like when I paid about $30 to do the Mensa entry test and failed. I basically paid thirty cheeseburgers to be told I'm too stupid.
 

schmulki

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TheMemoman said:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.
Lets be fair: it's monumentally absurd to many of us here, as well. It kinda sucks living in a country with so many stupid people and at the same time, all my stuff is here.
 

Dr. Crawver

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Yeah, pity it's like that over in America. I want you guys to get free healthcare, but doesn't seem like it's coming any time soon.
 

Lilani

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Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.

And yes, America's healthcare sucks, but there won't be any fixing it until the generation that thinks government healthcare is one step away from Stalin dies off.
 

Neferius

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Eh, Erin's gonna be just fiiiiinee. Those are just lymph-nodes. Sometimes they get inflamed from something as benign as a common-cold or allergy (which most-times are one and the same thing really).
They also become more prominent as you age and your thymus gland shrinks so your lymph-nodes have to pick up the slack in making new immune-cells for your body.
See, it's actually your ever-shrinking thymus that eventually leads to cancer in most cases, as your body looses the ability to create novel T-cells equipped to dealing with new diseases and the ever-mutating, potentially cancerogenic cells of your body.
That's right, Everybody has cancer! [http://www.beinghealthynaturally.com/cancer/whatiscancer.php] ^^

I love how much i can learn about the human body on the Internet without even having to go to med-school and eventually have to dissect a cadaver ^^
 

cynicalsaint1

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TheMemoman said:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.
See you have a misunderstanding of the situation here ...

The "debate" is really just political theater paid for by corporations who are making money off of the current situation. Its only purpose is to convince as many people as possible that there is in fact more than one side to this, and that its really in their best interest to keep letting the system screw them.

If you stop thinking of America as a democracy, but rather being ruled by a corporate oligarchy, the way things are here start to make a lot more sense.
 

CaitSeith

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So the next comic will be Dr. Freeman and Dr. Mario arguing if the best treatment for Erin is a crowbar or a giant yellow-red pill?
 

MetalMagpie

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I live in a country with free healthcare, and I still have this type of conversation with my boyfriend!
 

mad825

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Lilani said:
Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.
Wait what? You decided it was a cold? o_O I usually get snot with the consistency of water before deciding whether it's a cold.

OT: Well I wouldn't too surprised. Knew a guy who had a splitting headache all day, turned out to be a heart attack >.>
 

Remus

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mad825 said:
Lilani said:
Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.
Wait what? You decided it was a cold? o_O I usually get snot with the consistency of water before deciding whether it's a cold.

OT: Well I wouldn't too surprised. Knew a guy who had a splitting headache all day, turned out to be a heart attack >.>
How's that work? Usually it's pain in the left shoulder. A splitting headache is usually symptomatic of....a splitting headache, or drug withdrawal.
 

MetalMagpie

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Neferius said:
That's right, Everybody has cancer! [http://www.beinghealthynaturally.com/cancer/whatiscancer.php] ^^

I love how much i can learn about the human body on the Internet without even having to go to med-school and eventually have to dissect a cadaver ^^
I'd be careful about that link. On the cancer page [http://www.beinghealthynaturally.com/cancer/index.php] linked at the bottom, they promote Essiac tea as an alternative cancer treatment. According to Cancer Research UK [http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative/therapies/essiac], "there is no scientific evidence to show that Essiac can treat, prevent or cure cancer or any other serious illness in humans".

Remember, the internet is great, but anyone can write anything they like on it.
 

Mangue Surfer

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I live in a country with public healthcare. Don't work, everything is viral infection and you should go home and drink water.
 

tippy2k2

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Like everything else political in my country, it's all kinds of fucked up :(

I've hurt myself on three different occasions this year and each time, I've basically just iced and rested it and hoped that it wasn't anything too serious. Two of the three times, I had to go to the Ortho anyways months after the fact to be told that...it's nothing serious and you should go ice and rest it and now here's a $400 bill. Have a great day!

Oh, your knee still hurts? Well come on back in...now that you're back in, go to Physical Therapy. Sure, that's something we COULD have told you on the phone I'm sure but that sounded like too much work. That'll be $400.

Hell, I even have insurance (and I've been told that it's a pretty good one) and it's useless until I hit that $2,000 deductible. Maybe I can just shatter my arm at the beginning of the year, hit that deductible, and then just go nuts over the rest of the year :D

I love living here but I hate this place sometimes (see student loans [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.863556-Did-you-ever-attend-a-private-university#21540327] for further example)...
 

evilengine

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I had a lump in my armpit once, couldn't be squeezed so it wasn't a pimple or just a big spot. As it turns out it was an ingrown hair, bit of penicillin and everything was fine.
 

Parasondox

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TheMemoman said:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.
But, but, but if everyone got free healthcare, Stalin and Hitler will come back from the dead and form a super group of villains with it's main goal of super socialist communist terrorist whogivesafuckist values that will destroy humanity, as we will then resurrect our father who may not be in heaven, Ronald Reagan, to fight the evil socialist liberal devil worshipping anti-christmas scum that wish to give free health to those who really need which will then make the sweet baby Jesus cry.

DO YOU WANT THAT?!?!?!

Note To Self: Gotta stop watching extreme news media before bed.