Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Don't worry, I'm not looking...or listening...or smelling.

Let me tell you, there are some uncomfortable situations that they put you in during medical school.  Some real awkward turtles.  Having to do your first pelvic exam, being sent back in to ask a 70 year old their sexual history, putting your hand wrist deep inside of someone, you know, awkward shit.  But nothing so far has beaten having to stand there in the room and make small talk with a girl about your age while she is bent over the exam table with her butt cheeks taped open while the attending goes to find a nurse to do a proctoscopic exam.  

"So... I guess while the doctor is going to find something to shove inside of your butt, I thought we could take this time to talk about coronary artery disease.  You see your vessels are like pipes..."

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