You guys know I work in Urgent Care, right? So my day is full of the bread-and-butter complaints: sore throat, cough, ear ache, rash, it burns when I pee — and when the day is full of “the usual suspects,” it can be tempting to downplay (or outright IGNORE) any symptoms which don’t fit with the Top 5 diagnoses.
I’ve seen Urgent Care colleagues and staff completely ignore Really Important Symptoms because it would mean that Something Really Important (i.e. “a diagnosis that will require more than a physical exam to establish”) might be going on, and ain’t nobody got time for Something Really Important in the Urgent Care — we’ve got viruses to treat here, for pete’s sake!
But I strive to keep my brain turned on with every case — due to a combination of good training + a mild-moderate case of OCD — and about 2 months ago, that habit really paid off.
The original cast of Spring Awakening are reuniting for a live-streaming Q&A December 10 at 9:00 PM, and you should check it out not just because my friend Brian (of the original cast) is amazing and organized the whole thing, or because my special lady friend was also in the cast, and you’ll get to look and listen to her. You should do it because Spring Awakening is legit awesome, and you can ask them anything you want. This video will get you hyped for the event.
The J.G.s own my heart. I sure hope I’m home from work on time to watch this!
Joss Whedon’s Firefly Reunion Speech (x)
Steaks Not Stakes, the new cookbook from Chef Emeril Lugosi, is on sale now.