I suspect most (if not all) of the trolling comments are coming from the same person, but some of the comments are downright ludicrous. So I thought I would share in case you missed it. This one is my favourite of the bunch, from the "Crazy" story (about the young girl whose mother would not let her get a CT scan):
Easy Call Day? story:
Obviously The Troll doesn't know a thing about surgery, or else he (or she, since this person insists she is not a he) would know that no X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, or any other supporting test is necessary to take a patient to surgery. They can sure be helpful and they are often ordered by emergency physicians before they even call us, but they are not mandatory in any way, shape, or form. Strange - I would think a former general surgeon would know that.
Unfortunately The Troll also doesn't know that trauma surgeons don't "assist" general surgeons, because trauma surgeons are general surgeons. ALL OF US. I would think a supposed former general surgeon would know that too. And in his ridiculous haste to assume that I am only a trauma surgeon, he also seems to have missed this little nugget of information that is prominently displayed on my sidebar:
Now I will apologise to the loyal readers and loyal commenters not only for boring you with this tedious dreck, but also for requiring your comments to be approved before they are published. This is the only way to keep The Troll away. I have prided myself on keeping the comments wide open since I started this stupid little blog, but The Troll has necessitated this. I will do my best to approve your comments quickly, and I will also do my best to keep The Troll off the comments.
Unfortunately that means I will have to read through all of them and try to determine which are his and which are not. It also means that I may accidentally delete some comments that are not his. I will apologise in advance. To prevent this from happening, I'd encourage anyone who has been commenting anonymously to take a few seconds and create a profile. Hopefully The Troll will slink back to his cave sooner rather than later, and this will all soon be but a happy memory.
Now that that's over, we now return you to your regularly scheduled stupid patient stories. Yes, they're coming back, and soon. I have a whole slew of them lined up. The idiots have been out in droves lately.