It's been two weeks since my last update. I had a new post all edited, shined up, and ready to go, but then the patient (who had done something fully deserving to have a story written about him) decided to go and do something even stupider and have himself a postoperative complication.
No, it isn't my complication. It was an orthopaedic surgery with an orthopaedic complication, but regardless he isn't doing well. At all. So out of respect for him, I have decided to postpone his story and possibly even delete it, depending on his outcome.
If you can't tell, I'm not happy about this. Even though it wasn't my surgery and isn't my complication, he's still my patient.
He died. The story will be deleted. God damn it.
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Monday, 27 November 2017
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Lets hope your patient pulls through docReplyDelete
Hopefully he will pull through and his story will be an example of why it is always good to not do something deserving of a Doc Bastard story. However, if he decides to go the other way and not pull through, his story will be an example of why it is bad to do something deserving of a Doc Bastard story.ReplyDelete
Don't feel bad, Doc -- we know you did everything you could for him. Hopefully, he'll make a full recovery & then you can post his story with all the gnarly details. Hope you & yours had a happy Thanksgiving if they celebrate that were you are.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the patient did not chose wisely. Most likely it currently sucks to be him at this time. Never a good time when one's best efforts are not appreciated and totally wasted.ReplyDelete
careful. if this respectfulness thing gets out, it could ruin your reputation.ReplyDelete
Just wait til John gets hold of the scandal! THE HORRORDelete
I laughed way too hard at the John joke..Delete
Out of curiosity doc, how long on average do you think it takes to write your average length blogpost?ReplyDelete
The primary writing takes about an hour or so. Then I proofread, edit, re-edit, delete, start over, edit, and proofread one final time. And then BigBrotherBastard invariably finds a typo requiring one final re-re-re-re-edit.Delete
Wow suprised it only takes that longDelete
and then we find the typo that Big Brother missed.Delete
Why do i feel quoting emperor palpaltine is appopriate here?Delete
Good...gooood....let the hate of mistakes flow through you
you don't know the power of the dork side.Delete
Sorry to hear that Doc'. Hope things start going the right way soon.ReplyDelete
Just out of interest, have any of your patients ever recognised themselves as being discussed here? I wonder what they would think if they did.
No. I think it's safe to say that I alter details of the patients just enough to keep everyone safe. Males may become females, a bicycle accident may become a car accident, a stabbing may become a shooting, people may age a few years, etc.Delete
Cunning Doc'! Very cunning.Delete
I'm sorry to see that things didn't turn around for your patient - my condolences also to his family. Losing a loved-one is always awful and it sounds like this was pretty sudden, which only makes it worse for those he leaves.
condolences to the patient's family for their loss.ReplyDelete
and to you for the wasted story.
My condolences to his family for their loss, Maybe another time for the story.ReplyDelete
Now you gotta go and find a story to keep us entertained and educated, preferably with no risk to your hands or other bodily particles.
I'm so sorry, Doc.ReplyDelete