Mom, if you are reading this to your 3rd graders it gets a little colorful.
Let me start by saying that we are all guilty of this. Med students forget that the things we see/hear/get excited about are not necessarily “normal” to our friends and family that aren’t in health care. Here are some of my faves.
“I skinned a penis yesterday.”
I threw out this little gem at my cousin Lindsey’s wedding. Anatomy lab really gets stuck in your head! I think this is what I said when my uncle asked me what I had been up to lately.
“I saw a man peeing out his poop at the hospital.”
At a friend’s birthday dinner. Luckily most of the guests were fellow med-students. In my defense, this is not something you see every day and I wanted to share!
“Can I practice the rectal exam on you?”
I’m starting to detect a theme here….
“You have some human bits on your shoe.”
On the way home from anatomy lab. Hey, I would want to know!
- “I saw the sun rise from the LRC this morning!”
Ya’ll remember what a gunner is?? During test weeks they like to stay in our LRC (learning resource center) for days at a time.
Student 1: “My dad has alpha-thalessemia.”
Student 2: “COOOL!!”
Hmmm… actually it is not cool that your dad has this blood disorder. But we love disorders! And hearing about real people who have them!
“Want to look at my sputum?”
When I had bronchitis a few weeks ago I was coughing up some nasty crap. So obviously I wanted everyone to see it and give me a differential diagnosis. I even took a picture of it and sent it to my friend Katy. I really wanted to post it here but was told that that crossed the nasty line….. dang it..
“Today I found one hair on my arm that was longer and thicker than all the others on my arm. I can only assume that it has a selective advantage to grow in such a fashion, thus proving that evolution is real. You’re welcome science and take that creationists!”
This is a facebook post I just saw from one of my classmates. I don’t think it makes any sense but we are all delusional and I like it.
- I think during times of stress my uterus makes a tiny stress baby that compells me to eat all the things. And cry about my life choices.
Facebook gold!!! I didn’t write this (holla Jana!) but I think I have a similar condition. Except it might be twins. Congrats Michael!
On another note I think that Milo caught kennel cough from the DICU. He is breathing like a seal.