My Dansko clogs arrived today, and now, for whatever reason, I feel more like a house officer. The fact that I'm bouyed in spirits by the arrival of shoes amuses me. Also amusing is the fact that my choice of styles was limited by the large size of my feet.
And about the cartoon to the right. I've felt exactly this way while explaining to a patient in respiratory isolation that they probably don't have TB, we just need to rule it out. But then, of course, sometimes they do have TB.
And today I learned that medications can give you calories. This is no surprise to some intelligent folks, I'm sure, and needs not to be taken too far by others, say Mary-Kate Olsen. (That's a little Angry Medic inspired pop-cultural reference) Anyway, the medicine Diprivan (propofol emulsion, for my Brit readers), which we give patients to keep them sedated while on a ventilator, has 1.1 kcal per mL. Who knew?
The angry dietician, that's who.