Earlier this year, I had to have a colonscopy. When I arrived, the nurse asked me for my identification.
Talk about mind blowing! (Everything else had already been cleaned out!)
Do they really have people trying to weasel in on other people’s colonscopies, impersonating patients to have their share of scope time? You have to wonder. It’s not how I’d volunteer to spend my time, that’s for sure! But when you take into account the prevalence of colon cancer, and the role early detection plays – well, sometimes a nurse has to do what a nurse has to do!
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How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema. – Warren Beatty
Well, thank you Warren! I’m sure this comment will win you a fleet of admirers!
“Dr. Raymond… we need to talk.”
“Call me”, the voicemail from my new practice manager concluded. It gave not a clue to the topic of our upcoming conversation.
Yikes. I hate that. Actually, it would be more correct to say that I fear that. I spent ten years in a practice where those words never preceded “Your staff has decided to get together and give you a surprise birthday party” or even “We made so much money last month that we decided to give you a bonus, and a day off.” It always meant something awful, and a meeting in which you were blindsided by not knowing the topic… except of course, that you would be the topic. (more…)