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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by docB, 05.02.03.

  1. GoBuckeyes913

    GoBuckeyes913 Intoxicating

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    Seriously. That thing is like having a safety deposit box and a key to the city all at the same time.
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  2. FutureInternist

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    While a good mnemonic device for Step 1, do not equate medicine names ending with the same letters as doing the same thing

    No matter how much augmen-TIN you give to your husband it will not make up for you running out of dilan-TIN & he will end up in the ER @ 3 am
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    Kittenmommy Owned By Cats

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    Valium has no effect on me whatsoever. When I tell doctors this, they are very skeptical. So I feel your pain (metaphorically speaking, of course! ;))
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    Kittenmommy Owned By Cats

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    Ha! My cats won't even do that! :p
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    Kittenmommy Owned By Cats

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    Large animals only? Because we have a Siamese kitten that probably belongs in a psych ward. Her name is Peanut, but we call her The Nut (for a very good reason!).
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    As the owner of a vagina, I swear to you that I have never put anything in there that does not belong. Tampons, husband, etc. are OK. Money, crack pipes, whatever else... no.
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  7. Birdstrike

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    I suppose some people have a much more fluid definition of "belong."
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    Apparently so! I would never dream of putting money in there. I mean... what? Why would you even... Never mind. Some things are imponderable.
  9. Birdstrike

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    ...Diamonds, maybe?
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  10. Druggernaut

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    No no, you give a lady diamonds so you can put things there, not for them to stash the diamonds there.
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    Well, if someone who really does her Kegels put coal up there...
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  12. Birdstrike

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    Still learning....after 10 years of marriage :)
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    Women aren't magpies; we're not all entranced by shiny things. Kittendaddy would do better to get me a new Apple device than something that sparkles! ;)
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    Did someone say big shiny diamonds????? :D :D :D
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    TooMuchResearch i'm goin' to Kathmandu... Lifetime Donor

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    I mean, it seems like it should work.

    Edit: Didn't see the later posts. In before discussion of intravaginal iPad ensues.

    I think the weirdest thing I've seen fall out of a vagina was a plastic bag of semen.
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    Not something I learned from a patient per se but I learned, while on call last week, that if you're running to an arrest it is important to make sure you're shoes fit properly...... also learned that the laws of gravity don't respect arrest calls .... i'm an idiot
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    That's why I tell everyone that I do NOT run - if I fall and twist an ankle, break an ankle, bonk my head, whatever - then there are now 2 victims, and, especially overnight in hospital, I am "mission critical", as I am the only doc in the joint. I do hope that you are all right!
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  18. Birdstrike

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    You run to codes?

    I think it's fair assessment that you can judge the amount of years post Medical School graduation by the speed at which a body moves towards a code.
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    I would push that back to years from med school enrollment
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    On the other hand, if you want some time off from OBGYN rotations, few things sound better than "I was running to a code when..."
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