Keep on rollin’


On the shift where we had no fast track docs, I picked up a patient who had a complaint of a puff of cleaning spray got in her eyes six days ago.  Granted she’s surrounded by obviously injured people in neck braces with bruises and lacerations, who just came in from a multi pile car up, and she’s be told we see patients based on seriousness of injury, but of course she is jayhawking the door of her room, eyeing up every medical person walking by. She’s standing there in the door as I approach, ready to see her, and without so much as a hello she just goes…. “Wow, you’re really pigeon toe’d.” And boom, I just kept walking.  Somebody gets to wait a little bit longer. At least until I say hi before you start with the insults.

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on April 30, 2012, in Emergency Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I went for my first appointment last week with a physical trainer. As I followed him down the hall I noticed his right foot turned in much like my own son’s. Then I noticed that he had pretty much the same shape and stature and I immediately thought “football player”. Sure enough, he had played football even into college where he ended up breaking his neck. Moral of the story, some of the best athlete’s have that turned in foot (it’s in the journals) and, of course, think twice about playing football (that’s also in the journals). Oh, and also think twice about thoughtless comments to any ER personnel. Soooo stupid……

  2. This made me soooo happy.

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