Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Head desk

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Dr. Hospital: "Hi, I was wondering if you got a consult on Mrs. Weirdlastname?"

Dr. Grumpy: "I don't remember, but I got a lot of calls last night. Hang on, let me get my list out."

Dr. Hospital: "I was hoping you could see her soon, because she wants to catch her flight to Calgary later today."

Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, I have my list. How do you spell it?"

Dr. Hospital: "Uh, C-A-L-G-A-R-Y."


Anonymous said...


Packer said...

Sleep Deprivation is the best part of modern health care providers.

Packer said...

I was falling asleep when I commented before and forgot to link

Anonymous said...

definitely a bad night

Anonymous said...

Some of those Canadian names can be a bitch.

Anonymous said...

So I get aphasia with sleep deprivation. I get word finding difficulty, paraphasic errors, and number dyslexia. The numbers are the worst (I cannot do phone numbers or health care numbers, have to have it dictated super slowly) with lack of sleep. The aphasia worsens by end of day. I switch to my native language with much more ease than, say 10 years ago (I've been in Canada for ages). I also get receptive aphasia (in English) when I'm really bad. Of course, residency is excellent for sleep deprivation.

I also get ataxic, I drop things (not myoclonus), lose short term AND long term memory, and I haven't been able to do arithmetic in my head for a couple years now (was math champion in school).

So yeah... Sleep deprivation is really bad, but I can never seem to catch up :(

Residency is rough.

arzt4empfaenger said...

I guess it had been a long night / shift for your colleague.

Shellye said...


Peter B said...

I bet he works in a big building with patients, but that's not important.

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