- In 2011, Miranda Cosgrove’s tour bus crashed in the middle of the night, while en route to the next stop of Miranda’s debut album tour.
- The 28-year-old actress and singer broke her ankle and required surgery. And she woke up with a cast on her leg.
- When Miranda had her cast removed, she was shocked to find that underneath the cask, there was a hole in her leg.
Miranda Cosgrove is opening up about the nightmarish health struggle she went through back in 2011.
Miranda, 28, went on the Hypochondriactor podcast and said that she was on tour for her debut album when her bus crashed in the middle of the night. She broke her ankle and required surgery but, once she got her cast off, she realized something was very off.
Miranda said that she found a hole about five inches above her ankle that went deep into her leg, toward her bone. “It was so strange, because when I woke up, I had a cast on, like a soft cast, and then later I went back and they removed it,” she said. “And then that’s when I noticed the hole.”
Miranda said she started asking questions and she said she was told by doctors, “Oh, we didn’t do that.” The iCarly star said that the spot eventually scabbed over but, she said, “you could tell it was like somebody punctured through completely and cut a hole”…in her leg.
Unfortunately, Miranda isn’t the only woman who has struggled to get answers from the healthcare system. Research has found that there is a very real gender bias against women in the medical field. One study published in The New England Journal of Medicine determined that women are seven times more likely than men to be misdiagnosed and sent home from the hospital in the middle of having a heart attack.
Another disturbing study found that women who went to the ER with abdominal pain had to wait an average of 65 minutes to receive pain medication, while men waited for an average of 49 minutes.
Miranda said she didn’t feel any pain in or around the hole, and “it was just more of a mystery.”
But Miranda said that she kinda-sorta got answers at some point from a physical therapist. They said that “sometimes they have to drain blood from your foot during the surgery, and that they have to put a hole to fix that,” Miranda said.
Miranda is now able to laugh about her experience but…whew.Internet Explorer Channel Network