June 13, 2014
does God have a dark sense of humor?
The resident texts me to go see a particular patient who is new. That means reviewing everything and getting the full story. And since I'm on a "consult service" these two weeks, that means I have to figure out why the primary team wants us to see them. I begin reviewing the chart. The ER note reads, "A 42 year old male with a recent diagnosis of stage IV squamous cell carcinoma presented to the ER with blah, blah, blah." Seriously? My first adult patient in over 10 months and it has to be a terminal cancer patient? I don't need re-exposure therapy for PTSD. I'm getting re-exposed plenty fine on my own.