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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 58,800

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I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Going home to drink and forget this awful f*****g day.

See you there...


Do women routinely try on each others' shoes?

Let me back up and explain that question.

My poor stepson has been married and divorced twice so far (I may be biased, but neither was his fault at all). Both times, he was married to a woman who, among other transgressions, thought nothing of rooting through Mrs. Aristus' closet and trying on all her shoes. Mrs. Aristus has small, delicate feet, and neither of them did, so they ruined more than a few pairs.

Is this a thing? Do women actually do this? Or was this just a symptom of the larger issues plaguing the women my stepson chose to marry?

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

Great day in clinic today.

I love you all…

It may not be related to anything, but

the guy down at the end of the street has taken down his "Let's Go Brandon!" flag. Just noticed it the other day. I wonder if he's been watching the hearings.

Whew! Drained a sebaceous cyst just a whisper away from the patient's left eye.

Tricky business. I'd been reviewing the procedure over and over in my mind all week, and today was the moment of truth. It's always ticklish getting a blade that close to a patient's eye. I felt like that guy in the movies who has to cut the correct wire on a time-bomb.

Got it done, and now the relief is washing over me...

I'll be having an especially stiff drink tomorrow night to celebrate...

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

Nice to have the weekend to look forward to.

I love you all.

I've been navigating an ocean of paperwork to get a patient a new prosthesis.

I'm still far out of sight of shore on this one (I'll end the analogy there.)

I keep getting approval forms to sign. Diagnosis: Hx of BKA - History of below-the-knee amputation.

Prognosis: (This is the one that really busts my buttons.)

I finally wrote: "No evidence to suggest that patient's leg will grow back."

Which is my way of saying: "JUST GIVE HIM HIS DAMNED PROSTHESIS!"

Had yet another patient asking me for a blood draw to check "for everything".

I told him: "How much blood do you have, because we're going to need it all."

I managed to talk him down to an STD panel.

But seriously. There's really no practical way to check "for everything".

Friday Night Gin and Tonic Buzz. Ask me anything.

I love you all…
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