Monday, August 25, 2008
Guess what happens when you get a new kidney...
YOU HAVE TO PEE!!
No, seriously. I have plenty of folks complaining about how often they have to go to the bathroom, now what with the new kidney and all. One guy is downright annoying about. I feel like telling him, "Good thing you didn't get a lung transplant, or else you'd be complaining about having to breathe."
In other news, my partner and I have a good system going. He talks to all the difficult patients and I talk to the crazy ones. (In all fairness, I should stress that 90% of our patients fall into neither category). But, also, crazy does love me. I really do seem to have a way with anyone mentally ill, drunk or anyone with more issues than the National Geographic. I could've been a social worker, but I'm not dysfunctional enough. Ba dum bump. Thank you, I'll be here all week. Eat the chicken.
Just so you don't think I'm completely snarky, a patient today told me that I have "sha-fi". Don't ask me how to spell it. Or even if I'm pronouncing it correctly. In his religion, it means I'm a healer. He told me he was blessed to have such people take care of him. The truth is, I'm blessed to do what I do.