Archives for June 30, 2004

I showed a patient her brain tumor

…the other day. She’s a terrifically nice lady, and has been diagnosed with a tumor about 2 months before.

She became my patient after she tripped and fell, and needed a head CT. When I was closing her wound, she said “I keep asking to see it, but nobody will show it to me”.

My last act that shift was to unplug all her monitors and put her in a wheelchair for the ride to the monitor. We had a nice talk about where it was, and that we were going to admit her due to the increasing edema. She was very happy to finally get to see it.

I wonder if I’d want to see mine?

Cross posted at the Lingual Nerve, an odd collection of medically minded, group bloggers.