pop quiz!

July 13, 2006

which patient do you think is the most disgusting?

option 1: a 420-lb type 2 diabetic with an obvious disdain for hygeine and self-care who had to wear a continuous positive pressure machine inserted into his trachea that blew out extremely foul-smelling air every time he spoke or took a breath . . .


option 2: a guy who had such profound loss of feeling in his feet that when we took off his shoes and socks to inspect for ulcers, he looked unconcerned when we removed an ENORMOUS LIVE TICK from between his toes?


guess what? you actualy don’t even have to choose.

i so need a week-long shower.


  • Reply doctorsquared July 13, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! oh, the things to look forward to in a few years 🙂

  • Reply Laura July 13, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    reasons i could never be in medicine, take one. sarah, thank you for taking one for the team. and by team, i mean human race.

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