This Week in Milford

November 21, 2022

Milford Healthcare Mysteries

Filed under: glasses on forehead, Keri Thorp, metapost, talking windows — nedryerson @ 4:32 am

Keri’s volleyball injuries were serious enough to bypass Trainer Rick Scott (if there is a Trainer Rick Scott in the Barajas Milfordverse) and send her straight to the Milford Medical Center. Is the Milford Medical Center something more than a walk-in clinic with a swanky entryway? The MMC has a nice picture window where you can look in and see the staff assessing patients. That’s cool. If the smoking lady hanging out on the front step wants to take a gander at an ankle assessment, she should have a nice view.

So the doctor, or physicians assistant, or nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse, or certified nurses assistant doing the examination has determined that the diagnosis is a bruised ankle. But Ned, you say, some of those occupational categories you named can’t write prescriptions! Ah, but who writes a prescription for ibuprofen? It could be a CNA writing a “subscription” on any ol’ pad with a Ziggy cartoon on it. Okay, sure, maybe you need a prescription for a higher dosage than the over-the-counter ibuprofen, but I’ve always been baffled by that when you can do you own dosage with the over-the-counter stuff by gobbling down whatever you want. Okay so maybe the prescription is for a higher dosage with a time release….okay, okay why did I wander down this path? Take some Advil, that’ll be $120. That’s what we have here.

It is possible to go overboard with ibuprofen, but I don’t know how many kids get themselves messed up on over-the-counter pain medication. If the risk is that serious, maybe it’s something that should be discussed with the parent or guardian of a minor!

The Comics Curmudgeon bailed me out this morning by posting today’s Gil Thorp. I don’t know where he gets comics. He has alluded to having a super secret source. I still got nothing on GoComics or seattle pi. Good luck to us going forward. ned



  1. What the fuck is up with GoComics? Either they got hacked by Russia, Iran, or North Korea or Elon Musk bought them, shitcanned dam near everyone, and is gonna turn it into a pay site. I just can’t figure what else it might be.

    Comment by franku2016 — November 21, 2022 @ 8:20 am

  2. …and instead of telling a teen girl sitting in the examination room who, as usual, has nor parent or guardian in sight, to not “go overboard” with medication, the doc should be telling her ” …if you go overboard with this shit, you will be pissing blood in no time, so follow the directions on the label…have your mommy or daddy help you if you don’t understand the directions….”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 21, 2022 @ 8:25 am

  3. For really bad pain, you can alternate ibuprofen and acetaminophen, and you don’t need a prescription.
    I have 2 questions left from yesterday’s strip : AGH! & CRACK!
    What was the pain at the top of her 2 meter leap, and what cracked?

    Comment by Downpuppy — November 21, 2022 @ 9:11 am


    I’ll be back to comment on today’s anticlimax later.

    Comment by teenchy — November 21, 2022 @ 10:29 am

  5. “You will be back in action by the end of the month.”

    “I was hoping to be back in action sooner.”

    “I think that could be arranged…”


    Comment by teenchy — November 21, 2022 @ 5:17 pm

  6. What is this???? Take two Bufferin and call me in the morning???? Some cheesy local aspirin commercials are taking lessons from this loose excuse of a dialogue. Are we going to round it out with The Flintstones and Rubbles congenially laughing it off at the end of the show to indicate the episode had a happy ending?

    Oh, and don’t forget to do stretches before the match.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 21, 2022 @ 5:39 pm

  7. GoComics hit with cyber security issues. They are working to resolve the issue. I guess that I was correct about Russia, North Korea, etc:

    Comment by franku2016 — November 22, 2022 @ 7:21 am

  8. …and I found today’s strip. Jami, once again, shows why he needs other family members to help him find friends.

    Comment by franku2016 — November 22, 2022 @ 8:44 am

  9. […] for spreading rumors to that effect; dealing in rumors really is not my thing. As was pointed out in Monday’s comments, there are other places online where you can read Gil Thorp for free. Now let’s move on to […]

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