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  •  One of the worst things you can do (8+ / 0-)

    is to be interesting to your doctors...

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 09:18:36 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, yer REALLY in trouble when... (3+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc, 43north, RiveroftheWest

      ....the Doc sez "just a moment" steps out and returns with 4 intern-med students who ALL proceed to join in the "hmmm chorus" while peering intently at yer malady...

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 06:17:15 AM PDT

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    •  I do so hate it when my...... (4+ / 0-)

      nephrologist starts debating with my cardiologist, who is arguing about drug synergies with my gastroenterologist, who is at odds with my endocrinologist, who doesn't really get on with my PCP.....get the picture?

      I WORK in a teaching hospital, so these are some of my friends....

      If anyone whispers the word 'syndrome' in your ear  ...RUN!!

      I also have a dermatologist, but when he started doing a mini-Grand Rounds on me as I was laid out on the table ('Come see everyone! Only 34 reported cases in the U.S!'), that's when I gave up in disgust!

      Basically, everything below the dermal layers is a 'heap of junk' - a new medical term I shall probably patent, sooner rather than later.

      (written from my desk, conveniently situated close to several major clinics in the hospital!)

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 06:54:37 AM PDT

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      •  Well, as we say sometimes, (2+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

        as long as you can maintain a body temperature greater than the ambient air temperature, you're still ahead of the game!

        -7.25, -6.26

        We are men of action; lies do not become us.

        by ER Doc on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 12:35:34 PM PDT

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      •  if you're up for it, shortfinals, your trip to (3+ / 0-)

        the Silent Wings Museum in my hometown would be a worthwhile day's venture, I think. It really does take a day to see it all. They have a WACO in restoration state, and they've started the work on a Horsa.
        Be my pleasure to cover your tickets for the museum & exhibits.

        I don't know if that's the only one being restored in the US, but I'll bet it's the only one in Texas.

        Yesterday they had an event marking the anniversary of D-Day. Night before we had a major storm, and some power outages around; and my buddy picked this week to go into hospital with a transient ischemic event ...

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:30:53 PM PDT

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        •  Your generous offer regarding the museum admission (2+ / 0-)
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          RiveroftheWest, BlackSheep1

          has left me speechless.....sadly, it will take me some time to regain the energy to travel - and then I may have to go to the UK to see my brother. Mike is 11 years older than I and in fragile health, himself.

          Still, it is EXCEEDINGLY kind of you, BS - bless your kind heart!

          May your buddy recover quickly, and may there be no lasting effects. Blessings to them!

          'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

          by shortfinals on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 05:39:01 PM PDT

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