Stubborn is as Stubborn Does

Done with another day of J-E review,  very routine and at least for today,  the document batches were very patterned which did well for my output.

Yesterday, wife unit somehow stepped on a protruding nail in the yard, which went through the shoe she had on and punctured the skin in her foot.  Cleaned the wound of course with an antiseptic (Witch Hazel) and she dressed it.  Told her we needed to go to an urgent care clinic for  a tetanus shot, which she angrily refused.  Wife unit has a deep distrust of western doctors and western medical care, notwithstanding the treatment she  and son have received here beats anything Japan could offer.

Not much else I can do; it’d be quite the sight of me dragging her by the scruff of her neck to the clinc for a booster shot,  wouldn’t it?  Soooooo, let’s hope she doesn’t have to learn the hard way about puncture wounds and the wisdom of getting a tetanus booster.

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2 Responses to Stubborn is as Stubborn Does

  1. mizunogirl says:

    I hope she is alright. You could remind her that there is no cure for tetanus and the death from it is really miserable. (I watched a man die of it in the Sudan and it was terrible, really really terrible.) Most people if fully immunized do ok, sometimes i wonder myself about the need for all these booster, but you bet if I stomp on a nail, I’ll be getting a tetanus….And probably seeing a doc for a script for antibiotics. The foot usually gets infected.

  2. Whoaa! I had thought it could be treated. Had her Google in Japanese, the word Tetanus, think that put the fear of God in her as she’s now at an urgent care, walk-in clinic, she’s got her booster shot and she’s been told to keep her leg elevated for a couple of days; something I think she could have avoided had she listened and gone to seek attention on Sunday, when she stepped on the nail.

    As the post title says……

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