Brickbat: That's Cold

Michael Nash has sued the Veterans Administration for $10 million, claiming that mistreatment caused him to have to have his penis partially amputated. Nash's attorney says that he went to a VA hospital in Kentucky for penile implant surgery. After the surgery, nurses kept ice packs on his groin for 19 hours to reduce swelling. That led to frost bite and gangrene on his penis, forcing doctors to remove part of it.

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    Gangrene? That's hot!

  • Longtorso||

    That story chilled me to the bone.

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    the link is a 404.

  • ||

    I see what you did there.

  • ||

    i like the way your mind works, but in fact the original story has been removed. But hey, if you got a laugh out of it, then it's a bonus

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Then it's a what?

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    Yeah, but the blurb pretty much spelled it out: Mr. Nash got cold-cocked by the VA.

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    You called?

  • RBS||

    Was his penile implant surgery on the taxpayer dime?

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    My first thought as well.

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    The answer to that question is yes. VA hospitals do provide penile implant surgery.

    Apparently, this fellow opted for both an implant and circumcision. There are a host of reasons why he would have opted for this, since men at his age have a number of conditions leading to erectile dysfunction, the primary indication for this procedure.

    None of the articles specify a primary DX, however.

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    he was actually having his malfunctioning implant replaced. Why would the circumcision not have been done when the first one went in?

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    I am not sure, TBH. I am suprised he would even have one done at that age. The older you are, the much more painful they can be (and are).

    The only things springing (ha!) to mind is when the device was in use, his foreskin was very tight and he opted to have a circumcision done or he just elected to have his foreskin removed.

    Or, he converted to Judaism. -)))

  • Drake||

    Whenever I think of having elective cosmetic surgery, I think of the VA.

  • Tim||

    Accidents happen.

  • Rich||

    If your ice pack therapy lasts longer than four hours, consult a doctor immediately.

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    Actually, no longer than two. And moist warmth should be alternated between cold TX compresses.

    Say, isn't this a sterling example of Government Run Medical Care? This is the VA, after all.

  • Rich||

    Doc, you are the *real* WebMD! I hope you'll still be online after the move.

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    You're too kind, Rich. I just bring a different viewpoint, some germane med stuff when applicable and some middling snark. And yes, I will resume posting after things are settled, I reckon. -))

  • Rich||

    Note to self: Use less-hyperbolic praise.

    Good, Doc.

  • Moe Effingood||

    Moist warmth?

    Those nurses must be really nice!

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    Actual working links to reports of this. Fun fact: Reason is over three weeks behind everyone else reporting this.

    HyR's main news source, the Daily Fail

    Digital Journal

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    It appeats, dearest Antipodean, thou hast PWN'aged me. -)))

  • ||

    Brickbats are always stale.

  • ||

    A much better account of the same story.

    You're welcome, Mr. Oliver. May you never have an ice pack left on your penis.

    Your Brickbats lately have certainly been cut rate. -)

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    Doc, how do you not post stories from this in Morning Links? That is iron self-discipline

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    I leave such endeavours in your more than capable furry hand. -)))

  • Jerry on the road||

    Three things you don't want to hear in the same sentence: VA hospital, Kentucky, penile implant surgery.

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    Paging Saccharin Man...Paging SugarFree...please pick up the slashfic phone...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    CIRCUMCISION IS MUTILATION.

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    Well, clearly they reduced the swelling.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The nurses pulled a real boner.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It goes to show if you rely on the VA you'll come up short.

  • Rich||

    At least he didn't have to change his last name to "Hunt".

  • Question of Auban||

    The joys of socialized medicine.

  • sarcasmic||

    I ML DF'd this weeks ago.

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    So not only did Charles Oliver link to a dead page, he denied you your rightful hat tip. Time to form an angry mob, or do we wait for a third strike?

  • Lord Humungus||

    speaking of the morning links...

  • Rich||

    Since they've been on ice all night, they ain't looking too good.

  • Lord Humungus||

    but if someone is hungry enough.

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    I hear tell the morning links which have been on ice all night will be a little short this morning. Probably just some snippets...-))))

  • Teenage Girl||

    Eewww!!

  • Ted S.||

    They're more interested in the 24/7 stuff. :-(

  • sarcasmic||

    yeah

  • Ted S.||

    Better than a third shrike....

  • Ted S.||

    Was the guy fat enough for John to fap to?

  • tagtann||

    Wow you are right man thats kinda crazy dude.

    www.Anon-UA.tk

  • Ted S.||

    Maybe we can get Anonbot to do to Morning Links.

  • Rich||

    Now, *that's* good ol' Tokelauan ingenuity!

  • Ted S.||

    The frightening thing is that Anonbot had a more intelligent response over in the dunphy thread from last night.

  • sarcasmic||

    Where's the links?

    My Daily Fails are all dressed up with no where to go!

    Let's see... I've got the queen's shitter, virginity for sale, a police enforced dress code...

  • Restoras||

    I thought the Fail had rather poor link material today...

    I don't know who the eff is in charge of AM links but whoever it is deserves the Prometheus treatment.

  • R C Dean||

    I'm a little puzzled as to why they were trying to reduce the swelling. Isn't increased swelling the whole point of penile implants?

    And, yes, WTF is the VA doing elective surgery in the first place?

  • Paul.||

    Do you want our nation's veterans being laughed at in the bedroom? I think not. Full steam ahead.

  • Paul.||

    So if he had it enhanced, then cut back, isn't he back to where he started?

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