Broken bones are the worst. They hurt like hell, and they can be costly to treat. You may need surgery, and you’ll likely have to stay in the hospital. If you’re lucky enough not to have any broken bones (or if your doctor is able — or willing—to fix them), consider yourself among the few who can get out of bed tomorrow with no regrets about their health care decisions. If, however, you’ve been injured recently and are now facing a long road toward recovery, know that we’re right there with you!
The worst thing would be that you have a broken bone, you’re alone and have to get to the hospital on your own, and try to find help from someone who can assist you. If there is no one nearby, you can call for an ambulance or ask a taxi driver for assistance. Some companies provide exceptional medical transportation to far-to-reach places. You can search them online in case of an emergency, but that usually doesn’t happen because you are already painful to focus on. So, the best thing you can do is store the emergency number of hospitals on your phone.
How to Know if You Have a Broken Bone?
It may seem obvious if you have a broken bone—you’ll have an apparent wound or bruise. But other times, the break is less obvious. To know whether or not you’ve broken a bone, look for these signs:
- Pain and swelling around the area
- You can’t move the limb or joint because of pain
- The limb is at an odd angle (for example, if your wrist is bent backward)
If there’s severe pain and swelling, if your arm feels numb or tingly, or if you can’t move your hand at all without significant effort and pain—that’s probably not just soreness from lifting something heavy. It could be a sign of more severe injury such as a fracture!
The Worst Thing About Breaking a Bone
When you break a bone, it can cause severe pain and an inability to move the affected area. As a result, you might need surgery or other medical treatment to fix the break. Depending on your circumstances, this may be expensive and time-consuming. For example, you might need to pay for surgery. This means paying for anesthesia (the medicine that causes you to go under), hospital fees, and doctor’s fees.
If other bones are involved in your injury, then those will also require fixing—and so will any ligaments or tissues damaged by accident and skin wounds from broken glass or other sharp objects at the scene of impact. In addition, these surgeries may not be covered by health insurance plans because they’re considered elective rather than emergency care services and therefore aren’t guaranteed coverage under basic insurance policies.
This could mean additional costs that aren’t covered by FEPs either—such as deductibles ($250 per person/$500 per family) plus coinsurance amounts ranging between 15 percent ($2-$10 per prescription) up t0 30 percent ($15-$30 per prescription).
How to Reach the Hospital?
If you have a broken bone, it’s essential to get medical attention as soon as possible. Here are some of the ways you can reach the hospital:
● Call 911:
If possible, have someone with you to drive or help out. You’ll need someone if an ambulance has to come to pick you up since they won’t let anyone ride along in the back without being accompanied by an adult.
● Call an Ambulance:
This is the best way to go if there’s no one else available who can drive or help out with transportation because ambulances will take care of getting your broken boneset and stabilized before transporting you safely to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation by trained doctors and nurses who know how best to treat injuries like yours!
What Not to Do?
If at all possible, try not to use any drugs or alcohol when calling an ambulance so that paramedics can respond more quickly when they arrive on the scene (and also because it’s illegal). Things to avoid when going to the hospital with a fracture:
- Do not try to straighten the bone. This can cause more damage and pain.
- Do not move the bone, even if you feel it is in place. Again, this could cause further damage and pain.
- Do not take painkillers until you are in hospital as they may mask more severe injuries such as internal bleeding or concussion (where your brain has been damaged from a knock).
- Don’t remove any clothing around the injured area, but if you have to, remember where each piece went to be put back on correctly afterward!
- Wait for an ambulance (or call 999). Waiting too long after receiving an injury could result in severe complications like infection or loss of blood supply to vital organs like your heart or brain, resulting in death!
How to Travel With a Boken Bone?
Broken bones are a common injury for travelers. You can travel with a broken bone without affecting your itinerary with careful planning and preparation.
- Bring crutches or a wheelchair if needed
- Carry your bag as much as possible
- Avoid risky activities such as scuba diving and rock climbing
After all the drama and trauma, you made it. You survived the worst thing that could have happened to you, and now it’s time for healing. After a few weeks of rest, you’ll be back on your feet and back at work. When someone asks about your injury, just say:
“I did it because I was an idiot” or something equally nonchalant like that so that they know not to try anything stupid themselves!
Remember: no matter what happens in life, there are always ways through the hard times—and out of them again—even if those ways seem scary or painful. It’s okay if things aren’t perfect right now; trust me when I say this, too shall pass!