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( Nov. 6th, 2015 11:09 am)
Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy.

This section in particular brought back memories:
Noah went on to explain the absurdity of the entire situation: He was periodically fainting from the pain even while a nurse insisted he fill out his paperwork before he could get treated. "The lady's like, 'Can you fill out the form?' And I'm like, 'Well, no, I'm dying.' And she's like, 'Yeah, but I need you to fill out the form first,'" Noah said.

Having had a broken wrist* and broken elbow**, I remember this very well. There you are, in agony, and you've got paperwork to complete. Which paperwork depends on the emergency room you're at, but I seem to recall the usual fill in your name, address, and insurance information when I broke my elbow. Just *try* to do that when you can't move your elbow without passing out. Just *try.*

*distal radius fracture; this is really a distinction without a difference.

**type II radial head fracture that also involved breaking off the coronoid process on the ulna. Again, a distinction without a difference, but at least I didn't break the humerus.


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