City Desk

Should I See a Doctor?

So I had a bike accident last Thursday—guy did a U-turn in front of me going westbound on the 1400 block of U Street NW. Cost me a $120 wheel, a sprained wrist, and a giant cool-ass bruise.

Well, it used to be a cool-ass bruise; now it's getting a little annoying. There's clearly a sac of blood and pus under there and it doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. I'm thinking I should go get this thing drained. Then again, that's a co-pay I'd just as well avoid. I throw my health upon the wisdom of the crowd!

You Decide: To drain or not to drain!

Massive Bruise 

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  • jeff

    Yeah, see a doctor, that looks ugly. Send the bill to the a-hole who hit you. It's funny (maybe not haha funny), I had just read this story right before yours: http://bikeportland.org/2008/02/26/injured-cyclist-looking-for-driver-who-hit-him/

  • Erin

    def see a doctor. that looks like some serious deep tissue damage...you're lucky it was just the leg and not anywhere on your torso.

  • Martin

    Did the guy stop? Did you get his info? Because he's gonna have to pay for whatever medical treatment you get, provided you didn't purposely steer into him...

  • http://www.farmfreshmeat.com Jamie

    And I thought that people whose primary physician is Dr. Google were bad. But asking your blog readers? You'd probably get better advice from Dr. Nick Riviera.

    And besides, that's just plain nasty.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com Mike DeBonis

    I do only patronize graduates of Hollywood Upstairs Medical College...

    Yeah, I gave in and made an appt after I read "serious deep tissue damage." Thanks Erin.

    And the guy did stop, and no I didn't get his name because, like the guy in Jeff's link, I was all hopped up on adrenaline and thought I was fine.

  • sara.h

    volcanic

    or maybe scary.

    see a doctor.

  • chris

    "If it isn't my old friend Mr. McGregg...with a leg for an arm, and an arm for a leg!"

  • Dave McKenna

    Don't go see a doctor!...And: can I have your stuff?

  • Hsu

    jesus, dude, isn't the copay like $20? go see a doctor!

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