The Not Quite Doctor: The least of my people →
cranquis: thenotquitedoctor: …I finished my exam and presented to the attending. As I said the words I realized how they must sound to a third party who was not involved in the interview. “Patient with foot pain…. history of narcotics…. abuse of morphine and prescription pills…past hospitalization for OD…. pain not radicular or easily reproducible …” Before he could respond I knew he...
I had a patient today in the ER who’s chief complaint was that he was upset that he missed the birth of Christ. I was briefly speechless. I mean, aren’t we all? I gave him Haldol to keep him from ripping the curtains off their tracks and moved on to the prostitute who was wearing something too short to be called a miniskirt and too long to be called a belt, who’d been pushed...
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.– Shakespeare, from “Sonnet L” (via proustitute)