As you may have noticed, I don’t post random people’s questions on here..or any questions for that matter. I’m pretty tight with the content I will post. That said, if you have a legit Ross question, I am more than happy to help answer if I can, but don’t ask it as an anon so I can respond privately. Nah’mean? #YOLIDO
Enough thinking. Sometimes it felt like all he did was think, and all other people did was act. He was going to do the other thing for a while. See how that felt. — Lev Grossman, The Magician King
So my sister fliesonherownwings rolled through for a few days to hang at the beach which obviously means one thing:
Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.
We’ve been marathoning SPN together since I paused at Season 8 to catch her up before my boards. We’re trying to take down the rest of Season 5 and at least half of 6 before Thursday morning.
I found this old pic of me as a baby at my parents house and realized it was the exact same face as this pic of me rocking out “Fat Bottomed Girls” at our 4th semester Med School banquet.
I guess some things never change.
Everyday Carry: Med School Edition
-Whitecoat Clipboard Silver
-Mass. General Pocket Medicine 5th ed. By Marc Sabatine M.D.
-Littman Classic II SE Stethoscope
-Cherokee Surgical Green Scrubs
-Master the Wards: Internal Med by Conrad Fisher M.D.
-Red Kap Medical Student White Coat
-Luminox 0215.SL Sentry watch
-Curad 3G Vinyl gloves
-3M 1” Surgical Tape
-BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok 23G
-Orbit Peppermint Gum
-Cole Haan Slim Card Wallet
-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
-Papermate Pens: Black, Red, Blue
Wow. I can’t believe this has almost 800 notes. Who would’ve thought the excessive amounts of random crap I keep in my white coat was interesting.
I should’ve done one of these for surgery too, but really the only things that changed were:
1. Way more pairs of gloves—excessive amounts actually—for all the dressing changes, contact with bodily fluids, pre-op blood draws, insertion of catheters and even the occasion manual disimpaction (look that last one up for some fun)
2. Swapping out of Master the Wards. Internal Med for Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes (life saver) and whatever case-relevant notes I had printed out from Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery 9th Ed.
3. Claus Titanium Bonded 7” trauma sheers
4. Swapped out to a new bright orange Littman Cardio II stethoscope so that it would be more easily recognizable if I left it somewhere in the hospital. Incidentally this earned me the nickname “Orange Steth” from our PGY5 Chief Surgical Resident who routinely forgot everyone else’s name, even after three months on service.
5. Random sutures to practice throwing 2-handed and 1-handed ties (surgical knots) on my white coat when I actually happened to be wearing it—which was rarely ever unless I was in clinic.
6. A few saline flushes for flushing lines, making wet to dry dressings, or removing difficult dressings.
7. Assorted dressing change items: sterile 4x4’s, ABD’s, Kerlex, Ace bandages, large 1 and 2” cloth tape rolls.
Luckily in Family Practice out-patient clinic right now for 6 weeks and we don’t have to wear white coats just business professional attire and steths/pen light which means I get a break from lugging all this shit around.
What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome. — Robin Williams, Patch Adams