Monthly Archives: March 2006

Lumpy Ridge in View again

Spending a week back in Colorado…I can’t believe how beautiful it is. I was sitting here checking email in a coffee shop and temporarily forgot where I was. I looked out the window and saw Lumpy Ridge staring back at me, the Stanley Hotel proudly sitting at the base of the ridge, at least from this vantage point. Time for…

Quiet

No, not quiet in the ED, quiet here on Mr. Hassle. Sorry. Been busy. Work is too busy. I’m trying to figure out how to retire from medicine early. Like maybe next month. Wait, I havn’t even taken my oral boards yet. Well, sometime soon anyway. What else can an MD do to pay back student loans? If you have…

Worst reason to give drugs to a seeker

“Since I’m not going to keep the baby anyway…” This one really takes the cake. A lady comes in 8 weeks pregnant, left flank pain. Acting wierd. Just discharged from neighboring hospital same day for same complaint. Doesn’t know what her diagnosis was. “a virus”. Wants the pain medicine that starts with a “D”. “Dilantin?” she asked. Umm. No. I’m…

The Blind Man and the Butterfly

The butterfly doesn’t really have much to do with this story, except that the blind man couldn’t see the butterfly’s colors. Just like he couldn’t see the color of his urine. So when he finally told his daughter he was having trouble urinating, and she saw the blood, his cancer was already taking over most of his bladder. He told…