The doctor shook his head and chuckled before continuing, “Your shoulder dislocated backward. Most dislocations of the shoulder joint come forward. Yours went the other way. We have bones back there that usually prevent the humerus from going anywhere. It takes a lot of force to dislocate posteriorly,” he demonstrated with a smack of a fist into the palm of his hand. This fracture happens from high falls, like from tall buildings, which usually kills people.” He looked again at her exposed shoulder. There’s not much bruising here. Did you land on a rock?”
“It feels modern enough,” Jordan said, looking around at the equipment. There was only one other patient they could see — a toddler with a fever from what they could understand of the local Papiamento language. Growing up in Texas, they both understood a fair amount of Spanish, which shared a few words and phrases with Papiamento.
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“Evangelical Christians love President Trump. They voted for him in 2016 by a staggering margin — 80% to 16% — and a Pew Research poll released in March found that 69% of white evangelicals approve of the job Trump is doing as president. The fact that Trump is a lewd, twice-divorced former casino magnate who has bragged about grabbing women by their genitals does not seem to bother the nation’s most devout Christians. Jerry Falwell Jr. is a big reason why.
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The middle-aged doctor that had examined Jordan’s shoulder when they first arrived returned, carrying an iPad. “You are teaching me something new, that’s for sure,” he said. His accent was thick and European, but not Dutch. “Most people with the type of fracture you have are dead.”
The doctor continued. “So, here’s what we’ll do. I’ll give you a sling. That will buy you a couple of days of better comfort. But you can’t keep a shoulder immobile for too long — it freezes. Locks up tight.