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.

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