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    Okay so long story short I gashed my leg open on a rusty pole, it's not too bad really, more of a graze but it's quite big and that...
    anyway it's swollen and paiiiinful and I have a bit of a fever...
    So I rang NHS direct and they said get yourself down to A&E within 4 hours
    now
    my parents aren't here
    and I don't have a car
    and the A&E is 20 minutes bus and a 5-10 minute walk (and it vaguely hurts to walk)
    and the last bus is at 10ish and obviously I know I will have to wait as I am not urgent but I haven't had tetanus jabs so I should really go
    Plus I have work tomorrow...?
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    calll work, explain you dont think you'll be in but will let them know when you have more info of what needs to be done

    Are there any neighbours who even though you may not know them, they're here for these sort of emergencies! Is there a chance a parent could come home early?
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    taxi? a neighbour/friend to drop you off?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    calll work, explain you dont think you'll be in but will let them know when you have more info of what needs to be done

    Are there any neighbours who even though you may not know them, they're here for these sort of emergencies! Is there a chance a parent could come home early?
    i just called work so that bit is sorted! haha
    ermmm
    nah i don't really get on with my neighbours and i just asked my friend and she can't

    i would get a taxi but it's expeeeensive!
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    calling an ambulance wouldnt be too drastic, would it?
    i mean, since you've run out of all other options
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    Im sure your parents would rather you pay for a taxi than wait. A ten minute walk will not be too expensive by taxi
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)

    i would get a taxi but it's expeeeensive!

    so's having sepsis :p:

    im sure your parents would reimburse you
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    (Original post by Stupiemountain)
    Im sure your parents would rather you pay for a taxi than wait. A ten minute walk will not be too expensive by taxi
    No it's 20 min bus and 10 min walk aka about £6 each way?
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    Is your friend able to come and get you later? Just in case you're there after the last bus leaves? Then you can get the bus and a taxi to A+E and not have to worry about getting home?
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    so's having sepsis :p:

    im sure your parents would reimburse you
    i don't think it's deep enough for sepsis lol!

    and yeah they would but...i dunno there's also that i don't want to go to hospital by myself
    ******* holidays
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    £6 for peace of mind?

    Sounds good to me.
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    Hey ASIM

    Wash the wound with water til your parents get home?
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    You can call an ambulance - and if you explain your situation they wont put you on an emergency pick up - they'll pick you up when they have time.
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    (Original post by kat2pult)
    Hey ASIM

    Wash the wound with water til your parents get home?
    That's like 2 days away

    and no it'll be £12 for peace of mind as I have to get back
    I just don't want to waste anyone's time, it's not really that big
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    (Original post by sophyy)
    You can call an ambulance - and if you explain your situation they wont put you on an emergency pick up - they'll pick you up when they have time.
    Unfortunately not...
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    i don't think it's deep enough for sepsis lol!
    Yer, lol... :curious:
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    That's like 2 days away

    and no it'll be £12 for peace of mind as I have to get back
    I just don't want to waste anyone's time, it's not really that big
    It's better to be safe than sorry. People go to hospital with all sorts of stupid things. Actually having an injury is worthwhile.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Unfortunately not...
    I wasn't planning on doing that anyway, I didn't want to waste the nurse on the end of NHS direct's time, let alone the doctors in the hospital, let alone the ambulance drivers and the 999 people...
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    That's like 2 days away

    and no it'll be £12 for peace of mind as I have to get back
    I just don't want to waste anyone's time, it's not really that big
    Get the bus home. That'll be what, £8 total?
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    i don't think it's deep enough for sepsis lol!

    and yeah they would but...i dunno there's also that i don't want to go to hospital by myself
    ******* holidays

    suck it up, grow up and just do it!!

    If you were in nottingham i would have offered a lift by now lol
 
 
 
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