Everyone says they hate hospitals, which yeah I guess is true, but when you’re really hurt aren’t you glad to be in the hospital and with people that can help you survive rather than crushed under a truck or impaled or something? I bet those impaled people like hospitals just fine. Therein lies the mystery, do people actually hate hospitals? Joachim Hansen probably shares the worlds mixed emotions as he has a veritable horror story about his medical visits that almost put Lars’ Von Trier’s The Kingdom to shame. Dude was misdiagnosed multiple times about a broken hand to the point where the bone was healing so they had to rebreak it. Ugh. Read the tale he told MMAJunkie below.
“I broke my hand, and I went to the doctor in Norway the day after when I came home,” Hansen said. “I told him what I was doing and how important it is that my hands are healthy. The doctor didn’t even look at me. He said I could have a cast if I wanted, and he said if I was him, he wouldn’t have a cast. He checked my knee and said it was a minor injury, nothing serious.”
“I went from hospital to hospital trying to get help,” he said. “I was so provoked by one of the doctors, I just walked out of there. Finally, after three weeks, I came to one hand doctor. He said, ‘If you came to me straight away, we would have operated right away on your hand. Now the bone has been healing.’ Then he said he’d have to break it up again during a surgery. He said it was up to me, so I said I wanted to wait because I didn’t want to miss too much training.”
“I started training again after the cast, and then my knee was hurting pretty bad,” he said. “One of the guys at the gym got me into an Olympic sports doctor. He checked my knee and took MRI pictures and said my ACL was hanging by a thread. It was like 15 percent still connected. I had to change my whole grappling style because of that. I’m still hanging in there.”
Hopefully we can see Hellboy in the ring when Dream makes its return this summer.