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I had back pain for years.
Broke my back. Motorcycle accident.
- Light back pain. - Lower back pain.
Pain in the neck and a numb pinky.
Numbness, tingling in my finger.
I trusted that he'd do the right thing.
He told us he was gonna fix it.
That's all we needed to know.
I woke up in a nightmare.
They were pumping me full of blood...
- I was sore. - ...and I didn't know why.
- I hurt. - Every bone hurt.
- I was worse. - I couldn't move.
I was crying.
- And the pain. - I had never
- I woke with a limp. - ...felt pain like that.
The first thing that went through my mind...
And no one could tell me what was wrong with me.
- "What has he done to me?" - I miss her.
I can't play with my children like I used to.
She was a very...
I have a feeding tube attached to me with a bag.
...very good woman.
I learned ways to control the pain.
That's all I can say.
I wish I could go back to the days
before I met Christopher Duntsch.
- Here you go. - Great.
- You missed one. - What?
Informed consent. Have to sign that.
- I'm sorry. - No problem.
Just fill out the top- name, age, address,
and everything here, and then review all the statements,
and sign and date at the bottom.
- Madeline Beyer. - Yeah, right here.
You can finish that in exam room.
My daughter is parking, and--
I'll let her know they took you back.
- She can come? - Yes.
You're gonna take everything off
and get into the gown, Ms. Beyer.
- Open on the back side. - Okay.
Have you had any medications this morning?
Anything to eat or drink
Since 8:00 P.M. last night, Ms. Beyer?
And it's Beyer, like the animal.
Everyone makes that mistake.
Dr. Duntsch will have you in and out before you know it.
Here we are on Madeline Beyer.
Mrs. Beyer had an L5-S1 posterior fusion
performed by Dr. Christopher Duntsch
this past Wednesday.
Patient awoke reporting intensified pain
and limited mobility.
Today, we're performing the revision surgery.
This whole midline structure has been severed
from the underlying spine.
It's just flopping in here.
It provides no protective benefit to the nerves.
I just grabbed it.
Underneath that, you can see fragments of bone
piercing the nerves.
Also, the spinous process, I'll be removing this.
I just grabbed the ligament, and it's exposed the dura,
which is leaking spinal fluid.
I do see down here more bone.
It looks like putty,
just smashed in there.
What did he do to her?
How are you feeling?
I hurt a lot.
Well, that's to be expected.
Is the pain better or worse than before?
You don't have to answer that right now.
No, no, no, no.
Better. It's better.
Okay, well, we'll get the pain management team up here
and increase your meds.
How does that sound?
Now, would you do me a favor, please, and...
press against my hand?
Excellent. Now pull.
Toes toward your nose.
Very good. And now the left against.
Can you push against?
I can't move it.
Well, we'll run some tests, see what might be amiss.
For now, sleep, okay?
- Dr. Henderson. - Yes?
I don't want him near me,
not ever again.
You keep Dr. Duntsch away.
Ha, come on. It's less douchey than a BMW.
- I drive a CR-V. - Oh, nothing wrong with that.
You know, Hondas, they go forever.
Cheap parts, good resale.
Honestly, the only reason I bring it up--
- can you turn up the suction? - Suction.
You ever see that Will Ferrell skit?
I love Will Ferrell.
The only reason I bring it up--
- bipolara. - Bipolara.
Jag is a super trooper magnet.
One time I get called in for an aortic aneurysm
doing a buck. Peddle up 35, 40.
Buck ten, trooper throws on his lights,
chases me right up to the ER.
He follows me into the scrub room.
He says he's gonna arrest me for evading the police.
I tell him, go ahead, but he's gonna have to wait.
Throw open the doors of the OR
just as they're splitting the patient.
Fuck, his face.
Could not have been better timing.
I think it was the rib cracking that got me out of the ticket.
Good morning, Dr. Kirby.
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