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No, it's not TB, I promise... - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
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No, it's not TB, I promise...
Stuffiness and sore throat are beginning to clear up now. What's left behind is a lingering sort of borderline nasal congestion and a hacking cough as it drains into my lungs. Pleasant thought, neh? If I stay well-hydrated it's not too bad.

I woke up this morning after about 6 hours of sleep - came in to check the holdover board and pick up a new patient. No holdovers. It's a modern miracle, the ER resident says to me. So now my duties for the day include waiting to be paged when we finally do get an admission.
After surgery, this is such a relief. So comfortingly boring. Waiting for the team to gather for rounds again. Take two.
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From: clypheous Date: February 5th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Well, I hope you have a good day, and I'm glad your confident that it's not TB or some other fun illness you could have picked up in a hospital.

Just out of curiousity, are the chances of catching a disease like that higher for doctors and nurses who work in hospitals than for the average person?
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: February 5th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC) (etched in stone)


After a while you develop some immunity...
but they say everyone gets sick on Peds.
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