4.29.2009

Like Butter

So far, I've had three really sick people this month--one sepsis, one status, and one angioedema. At the end of each, the staff has said it went smoothly. The last one even said, 'from my perspective, that was like butter'.

Which reinforces my sense that, if an Emergency Doc knows exactly what's wrong with you and knows exactly what to do, you're a sick, sick puppy.

All those other folks that confuse the heck out of me with wierd shooting pains in their foot and some shortness of breath and a headache and oh, yeah, I'm sleepy--nothing too terrible seems to happen to them.

1 comment:

medicine girl said...

These folks ("shooting pains in their foot and some shortness of breath and a headache and oh, yeah, I'm sleepy") confuse the heck out of me, too. When they come in to the family med office where I'm rotating now, an imaginary curtain descends in my mind and I struggle to keep the visit rolling. I'm not proud of this, but wonder if this might give me some clues about what fields I should avoid.

Congratulations for achieving an ever-increasing level of competence. I look forward to reading about more of your progress.