Treat Aggressive things Aggressively

I think we have established that I do not enjoy surgery very much. SolitaryDiner says that as a doctor you either lover surgery or you hate it – I can understand that. But despite my dislike of the insinuation that the scalpel should become a replacement for the rod of Asclepius, I believe people mustContinue reading “Treat Aggressive things Aggressively”

Great Frustrations: Patients who do not take Responsibility

The thing that bothers me the most is when patients allow a disease to progress so far that almost nothing can be done – especially when something could perhaps have been done. My surgery rotation has had numerous such cases. Once, during a night-time call, the most horrible, moist stench filled the entire corridor ofContinue reading “Great Frustrations: Patients who do not take Responsibility”

Book Review: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

Did I ever tell you that a single book gave me the push I needed to accept my spot at Med School? The book in question was called 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, but this is not about that book. In previous years, books were like my daily bread and water. With the workloadContinue reading “Book Review: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe”

Inspired by the Elderly

After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.  Helen Gurley Brown I am currently on my Family Medicine Rotation. We visited a nearby old-age home yesterday. I was not really looking forward to it, but it blew my mind.