Originally Posted by duck
Not that it seems to matter too much in this case but I probably would've gone to the hospital a little sooner than that guy.
I was just staggered at the idea of having an experience like that and not fronting up to casualty (ER) at the nearest hospital immediately, not a few hours later, and certainly not 9 days later after waiting through a range of symptoms that clearly indicate serious damage is happening.
I forget that unlike almost anywhere else in the first world, going to a doctor or a hospital in America is a seriously expensive experience. I'm sure that people's willingness to seek treatment early because direct expenses are not an issue is one reason other health care systems achieve better outcomes at far less overall cost.