Well goddammit, I started this blog 2 damn years ago, and I can't remember the password to access it. I didn't like the name of it anyway, so to hell with it. I'm starting over. I'll steal some of the stories from that one.
Anyway, I'm a surgeon. Specifically, I'm a trauma surgeon, and as the name suggests this is about my patients who do stupid things. Once or twice a week I stay in the hospital for a 24 hour shift to see the worst of the worst. One of my hospitals is in a rather poor suburb of a rather large metropolitan area, and the other is in a rather affluent suburb. No, I'm not going to divulge which city. The patients at the first hospital tend to be hopped up on PCP, drunk, shot, stabbed, or some combination. Those at the second hospital tend to be teenagers who crashed Daddy's Mercedes. Almost all of them are stupid, have done something stupid, or have made a really bad decision just before coming to me.
The first stupid story - a couple was involved in a car accident, and as they were wheeled into my trauma bay, she was wailing in pain and he was yelling "NO DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME! TEND TO MY GIRLFRIEND!" I asked him if anything hurt, and he yelled, "Yes, my heart! It breaks for my girlfriend!"
Ugh. She was still wailing uncontrollably.
I worked them both up and they were fine. No injuries, just bumps and bruises. I walked into their room in the ER to see his WIFE and her HUSBAND yelling at them, along with her 2 sisters who had no idea she was cheating. Shockingly, they were both drunk at 8 AM.
Stories about general surgery, trauma surgery, dumb patients, dumb doctors, and dumb shit from the dumb world around us.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
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Sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
What was the name of your other blog?ReplyDelete
I can't remember - it only had a few posts, and I abandoned it after a few days.ReplyDelete
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Okay, this is probably heartless of me to say, but I just read all the posts on here, and I really like your site. Honestly, most of the stuff on here is hilarious, even though it has to do with terrible accidents.ReplyDelete
Also, I agree with a lot of the stuff you say. I too don't really sympathize with people who got into accidents because of their own stupidity.
An example of some stupidity from my neck of the woods, a few teenagers were pulled over last summer and got DUI's. Later once school started, they ended up in the hospital because of a car crash-they were both drunk.
The irony? It was during Red Ribbon week, a drug and alcohol awareness week.
No, I did not feel sorry for them, yes, it was their own damn fault!
Okay, sorry for the long comment, but anyways, keep up the good work, I can't wait to read more from you!
Uh oh. I just reached the end of your blog, DB. Yes, I read backwards. I found you doing some research about Jahi Mcmath. I was hooked immediately. I wonder if you have posted anything new yet?ReplyDelete
I can excuse some stupidity. In teens for example. But many of your posts point out how unthinking people can be. I guess that's mother nature's way of cleaning the gene pool.
Read it all. Give me more to read!ReplyDelete
Oh no, its the end, needs more blog!ReplyDelete
I should've paced myself!Delete
I also have just finished all of your posts. What will I read now... I love to see how your writing has changed from your early posts.ReplyDelete
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