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Ewwwww….

August 11, 2009

Okay, the medical profession can be really gross.  One of the key reasons I prefer to sit at a desk and type rather than actually be involved in patient care is that I just don’t have the stomach for it.  Well, even behind my desk I’m not spared altogether.  Had a doc dictate a progress report this morning on a woman who’s been admitted to the hospital for, among other things, rectal bleeding, annnndddd, she apparently passed a clot the size of an egg overnight.

Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew.  =\

Thought this was cute…

August 11, 2009

Just a quick note before getting to work this morning.

The other day a doctor was dictating a progress report on a 90+ year-old lady who had been in the hospital for 5 days at that point.  I forget what her illness was, but what stood out to me was that in the doc’s physical exam he included the fact that she had her “wig in place.”  Made me wonder about this elderly lady and how it was important to her to have her wig on even in the hospital. 🙂