medical letters and numbers I don't understand
Meghann at Happy Yonder wrote a great post last week that landed on such a good point: these medical people; they don't understand how amazing their stories would be... if they left out the medical parts.
Basically he was using big, confusing words. I looked up and around the room. All of the doctors there were nodding their heads, seemingly very interested and understanding all of this medical jargon. At this point, you'd THINK that the wives would have eyes glazed over, not even paying attention anymore, but NO. We were all on the edge of our seats, because as usual, THE BEST WAS YET TO COME. The best is ALWAYS yet to come. After more medical words, finally I blurt out,"So tell them what happened!" and Jared finally comes out with it...
Yeah, I've been there. The other day, Y was recounting his day and he mentioned a patient, who came in with a mean arterial pressure of 40, hemoglobin of 10.2, creatinine kinase of 19,000...and a suicide note.
He started to move on to what he ate for lunch.
"STOP," I demanded.
He stopped, confused.
"What did the suicide note say?"
"You said he had a suicide note! What did it say?"
He didn't remember. Of course.