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Six Months

Six months is a long time.  For some things, that is. Like, “I’ve been waiting for my paperwork to go through for six months.”  That sort of time spent waiting … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Antibiotic Audit

“Sure, this may be viral, but whenever he gets a virus he always gets a bacterial sinusitis afterward.  Can’t we just have the antibiotic now to head it off at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: VITAMEATAVEGA– Now Wait a MINute!

You can fairly readily recognize those in a patient population who fall among the nutters of the medical world.  Upon opening their charts, a long (long) list of drug ‘allergies’ … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Good Conversations

“Well now, aren’t you a sweetheart?  How kind you look, how kind!  Look here, I have a very expensive box of chocolates I’d like you to have, you just look … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Cat Crap

“But they need their freedom, cats.  They need to feel wild sometimes.” My friend sips her coffee and jiggles a bright pink mouse in front of her tabby’s face.  He … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Control

“The last time Dr. Jones saw you was back in July, and at that time she adjusted your insulin a bit because your sugars were pretty high.  It looks like … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 17 Comments

Sing It Sunday

This song is brought to you by a recent, rather long and uncomfortable customer service call to Inadept Airlines. One of my flights had been delayed such that I would … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Favorite Things Friday

Ah, Downton Abbey. Yes, it’s nothing more than a soap opera – with brilliant accents, beautiful period clothing, and a stunning setting. But, come on. Who doesn’t love a little … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Better Day

“I’m very, very sorry sir, but the satellites are down… we can do cash only just now.” The middle-aged woman at the register purses her lips sympathetically, gesturing sadly for … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

The First Time

The nurse hands me a patient rooming sheet with a smile. “Last patient, Ms. Mullberry,” she sings, settling into her creaky computer chair and typing furiously.  “Then it’s home, home, home for … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 10 Comments

Silly Goose

“I’m 98 years old.  What do you think about that?!” “I think that’s pretty swell!” I smile.  “I bet you’ve got a lot of great stories to tell.” “Oh, plenty, … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

When She’s Done

The steadily increasing pains have reduced her to breathless whimper, the cheerful jesting of latent labor long forgotten.  She gestures for her boyfriend’s arm, clutches at my hand as another … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 8 Comments

Sing It Study-time

I do so enjoy the incomparable sound of Mr. Ray Charles. I also enjoyed the state of Georgia in the time my family was stationed there, during my early childhood. … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Bully For You

Medical school is an awful lot of things. It’s opportunity. It’s exciting. It’s fulfilling. But it’s also frightening. And tiring. It’s time and family and outside interest consuming. And it’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Bit Thyroidal

“Well, then who is going to see me?!” “I can, sir, if you’d like to save some time.  I can see you now and staff you with one of the attending Endocrinologi-“ “But you’re not … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

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