Mistaken Again for Meth Lab Burn Victim

Several weeks ago I was dumbfounded when a store clerk expressed his perception I’d been burned in a methamphetamine lab explosion fire. I wonder how many people jump to that conclusion these days. And then there is this news article today, “AP IMPACT: Meth fills hospitals with burn patients.” I suppose I should give the pharmacy clerk some credit for recognizing what parts of the body are most affected: “What’s more, meth-related burns often sear some of the body’s most sensitive areas – the face and hands.
“I don’t think a lot of these patients will be able to re-enter society, said Dr. Lucy Wibbenmeyer of the burn center at the University of Iowa. “They’ll need rehab therapy, occupational therapy, which is very expensive.””

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