Monday, July 10, 2006

Huzzah!

The cable dude just left my house. I now have television, a phone, and cable internet! Regular updates to come very soon. The security system should go in some time this coming weekend.

Right now I'm kind of in the middle of a mess with night shifts every day this past weekend, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Class, Weekly Conference, and Advanced Trauma Life Support Class this week. Tomorrow I go to class from 8 am -2:30 pm, and follow that up with a shift from 4 pm-midnight.

The last patient I saw on Sunday morning was my first GSW (gun shot wound)! Well, I guess maybe it wasn't legitimate as it was a shot from a BB gun to the penis, but I'm still counting it. I kind of felt bad for the guy, as he came in at 6 am after being transferred from a rural hospital to get a consult with one of our urologists. It turned out to be a pretty minor flesh wound, but I got a laugh from my attending when I commented about it being "one shot in a million." Lesson learned: beers and BB guns don't mix.

I think I'm really going to like it here.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats on cable!!! I wish you were in town so I could have you lecture the boys about the dangers of shooting airsoft guns at eachother. I will tell them about this though!!!! That should at least scare Johnathan. :)

Chris said...

OMG....that is worse than a burning sensation when you urinate, isn't it?

BTW....if you think bb guns don't count, think about this. You can buy a bb gun for under $100 that will fire a .177 projectile at 800-1000 feet per second. Many handguns like a .38 special shoot about the same speed.

"one shot in a million" was all you could come up with? You shoulda gone with "You must be a marksman to hit such a small target" or "You should be more careful....you could shoot your head off with that BB gun".

Sorry....couldn't resist that;)

ru said...

Hmmm, I could see that becoming somewhat of a drunken trendy thing to do. Much more edgy than piercing. Ooohh, living on the edge...