What a night shift. I hate work, and I hate dealing with detritus. I want to complain right now because I am frustrated. So, among the things that bother me are when my patients interrupt me while I’m trying to tell them what their situation is and what is wrong with them. Nothing is more annoying than having a patient interrupt me to tell me what they think might be going on. “So, sir, you have unstable angina, which is a condition that is a result of poor blood flow to…” No sooner do I get started on my explanation to find that the patient has stopped me to add their own theory. “I think it’s my indigestion,” the patient inserts. Why come to the doctor to get an opinion if you are going to just throw it out the window? Be your own doctor and have a nice day. Here is your $200.00 bill to give me your opinion!
Then there are the 500 pound patients who wonder why they have back or knee pain. It is a medical mystery that they have pain. Could it be the weight bearing down on all those joints? Absolutely not. I just sugar coat the problem and write a prescription for what gets the job done: Percocet. It seems everyone pops a Percocet for just about everything. Have a bad day at work? Here’s a Percocet. One lawyer told me how she pops two Percocet in the morning and has a cup of coffee every day. How awesome! The other medical mystery is how many times patients come in with out of control blood sugars and wonder why they can’t get it under control with their medicines. First of all, you have to buy the medicine, and then you have to actually take it! Finally, you can’t be eating potato chips and sweet tarts if you plan on having controlled diabetes! Your body is just like your teeth. You have to actually take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing them if you want to keep them.The same thing goes with your body. You can’t just let it rot away like your teeth, otherwise, your body talks back to you through pain.
I could go on for hours, but right now, I gotta take a Valium.
This morning I decided to crash at Melanie’s. I was feeling lonely. We had several mimosa’s before I fell unconscious! I actually did take a Valium.