Monson: Russia made me appreciate US healthcare


Jeff Monson detailed his ordeal at a Russian hospital, after suffering a broken leg in his fight with Fedor Emelianenko

After the fight I had a choice of two hospitals. One for everyday folks and one for visitors and government officials. I picked the local everyday folk hospital as I was told it was closer to the arena.

I’m obviously not a big fan of the medical industrial complex in the US as it is profit driven however, the experience at this hospital did make me appreciate the comfort of health care in this country.

Upon arrival there were ER staff smoking in the lobby. The hallways were full of wandering patients that looked like they were just out of a civil war battle. I had to fight with one of the doctors to avoid having my skull x-rayed. Eventually I got an x-ray for my leg which showed it was broken (something I already knew) and had it casted. I got 16 stitches on the inside and outside of my lip with a material that could of passed for chicken wire. It was so sharp it was making my gums bleed so I took them out myself. Saying that, the doctors were very kind and despite the inadequate medical equipment/supplies they knew what they were doing.

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12/2/11 6:30 PM by Bobby Lupo

No doubt. Up to 236. Curling, pressing and crushing.  

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12/2/11 6:16 PM by The Patriot

You know what time it is Loopz. You bulkin up for da winta? gotta fill out da sweaters.

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12/2/11 9:45 AM by bhealthy

shitty screen name. excellent post.

SamboMMA site profile image  

12/2/11 9:08 AM by SamboMMA

The problem is if Monson went to the one for visitors and Govt officials no would buy his "Man of the people" gimmick anymore.

mixedmartialmike site profile image  

12/2/11 8:56 AM by mixedmartialmike

In soviet Russia, stitches get you!

ArthurKnoqOut site profile image  

12/2/11 8:11 AM by ArthurKnoqOut

Yeah, seriously...if that felt like a troll post I'd laugh but it didn't so WTF was that

mmabbn site profile image  

12/2/11 6:14 AM by mmabbn

Exactly. And that's a whole other topic.

strontium90 site profile image  

12/2/11 5:10 AM by strontium90

Monson gets weirder by the minute.

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12/2/11 3:32 AM by ImGladUmad

Monson is badass.Honest guy, admits the truth which half of these fucking group mentallity republican/democrats don't do because they want there side to be right no matter what the truth is.

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12/2/11 2:51 AM by bjjspokane

Jeff Monson makes it tooooo easy. Russia, part of the great Communist empire, until it decended into virtual anarchy... lol, Monson you should have been the happiest man alive. <palm face and shake head> Maybe he's finally growing up.