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‘Hickey’ Partially Paralyzed NZ Woman

From the New Zealand Press Association:

Woman partially paralysed by ‘hickey’

Friday Jan 21, 2011

A Christchurch doctor had to treat a woman who was partially paralysed by a "hickey".

Teddy Whu, who works at Christchurch Hospital’s neurology department, said he believed it was the first time someone had been hospitalised by a love-bite, The Press reported.

The woman’s case has appeared in the New Zealand Medical Journal, where Dr Whu said he treated the 44-year-old woman over a year ago while working in Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

How many 44 year old women are still subjected to ‘hickeys’?

The woman experienced loss of movement in her left arm after her former partner gave her a hickey on her neck, near an artery, while watching television.

Note the perpetrator is described as a "former partner."

Dr Whu told The Press there was a clot in the artery underneath the love-bite, which had gone into the woman’s heart and caused a minor stroke that led to the loss of movement.

The clot disappeared after within a week of treatment.

A few more questions come to mind. Can we blame Hollywood for all the vampire movies they have been promoting? And will ‘hickeys’ be covered under Obama-care?

And, most importantly of all, can we now have a new crime category — ‘love crimes’?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 21st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “‘Hickey’ Partially Paralyzed NZ Woman”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    After shooting Reagan, I thought Hinckley was in jail & now this?! What’s that? Not John Hinckley? Hickey? Oh…never mind.

    RB – channeling Emily Litella. Have a good weekend ;-)

  2. tranquil.night says:

    Yep, anybody who knows “Twilight” knows love bites.

    Good call Steve.

  3. canary says:

    Read Obama ordered birth certificates and other official papers to parent #1/ parent #2, instead of mother/father

    “after her former partner” I guess her gf left her after she became disabled, and has gone to her next victim.

    Now I understand why mommy scared me at a young age that hickeys were bad & dangerous.

  4. TerryAnne says:

    Why does this whole story smack of “not really what happened”?

    For a person to (pardon what’s coming) suck that hard on a person’s skin to create a blood clot…well, to keep it PG, let’s just say I can’t see that being possible. Unless the patient is just a morbidly obese sentinet creature. I’m thinking serious sexual deviant activity that was explained away by a false story…and the doctor believed it.

    That whole “former partner” line doesn’t put a good “image” in my head, either. I’ll be kind here, but I’m sure, based off of what I said above, you guys can put two and two together to get what I mean here.

    • canary says:

      TerryAnne, People get blood clots without someone sucking on a main artery. Lack of water & sitting too long (watching tv all the time)

      My mommy was serious, decades ago, telling me it could be dangerous. No birds or bee talk.

      Say, there is more to it, and the partner bit the major blood artery. The heavy loss of blood that close to the brain, would easily cause a stroke.

    • TerryAnne says:


    • canary says:

      ? The causes of stroke is not enough blood carrying oxygen to the brain. People who are sedate, not drinking enough water, are more prone to have a stroke. Sure weight & age too. Such as old people should be careful taking a trip up high in the Rocky Mountains. Stroke waiting to happen.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    I’d monitor her for an abnormal attraction to Twilight over the next few weeks. And keep a stake of hemlock nearby.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    (LD singing) “……..there must be, 50 ways to love your Hoover”
    Apologizes to Paul Simon.

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