Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I guess I'll be studying that AGAIN

Don't you hate it when you get grilled on metabolic alkalosis in the middle of rounds and you miraculously can't answer a single question despite the fact that just this weekend you spent THREE FUCKING HOURS reading about the condition commonly referred to as metabolic alkalosis?

And then, you call radiology to schedule your own MRI because your doctor wants to make sure that ringing in your ear is a psych disorder and not a neurologic problem and suddenly you're convinced that just by scheduling the damn thing you may have somehow resigned yourself to a brain tumor that is, as we speak, feeding on the synapses where you could have sworn you stored all that shit on metabolic alkalosis.

Don't you hate that?

Yeah, me too.

7 comments:

Christine said...

Oh my COW! That just happened to me last week!

What are the odds?

Terroni said...

hee hee hee, christine :)

Deb said...

I have that kind of mind as well. It's not a mole, it's skin cancer. Turns out it was a mole. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing for me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be back to read more.

citizen of the world said...

Yeah, that bites. On internship I became convinced I had cancer of the esophagus.

MmeBenaut said...

MRI? Good luck sweetheart. Hopefully they won't find anything except that synapse with 3 long hours of study on it (or in it). It gets a bit noisy in those tubes though and if you didn't have ringing in your ears before you went in, you would afterwards. lol
I've been ordered an endoscopy in a couple of weeks' time. The good news is that the doc is absolutely gorgeous - not that that will help much when I'm unconcious and he's sticking nasty things down my throat.

Just in case you missed it, here's M.B's reply to your comment on his blog:
"Terroni,
At four bucks a gallon, and fifteen legs, that only 27 cents per leg. A girl could never make a profit with only two legs. Perhaps you could, if the price of gas went up.
Thank you for your nice wishes. "

Shows that he's been paying attention, doesn't it?

How're grandpa and grandma?

Deb: I had a mole and it turned out to be skin cancer - SCC - those little blighters can move quickly you know - you did the right thing.

It's just me... said...

Aw we have the same disease, you know, "super susceptibility to the power of suggestion." Let me know how the MRI goes.

Maria said...

Well, it could also be Meniere's Syndrome.....