19 August 2008

How bad can it get?

My shift: ER under construction, patients stacked three-deep in the hall, no free computers to use, all of my patients staffed by the "very special" nurses, average patient age of 83, percent requiring rectal exams 100%.

About three hours into the shift, I had a sudden pain in my head, left frontal area. I found myself hoping: "Hey, maybe it's a subarachnoid. Then I wouldn't have to work the rest of the shift."

Sadly, the headache soon passed. But the pain continued for seven more hours.


  1. OMG....sounds like one hell of a night.

  2. oh f...men I hate that word, rectal exam, definitely I don't like that word, sound like a torture more than something good.


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