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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:35 PM

Friday Night No-Wine Non-Buzz. (I'm on call.) Ask me anything.



I've got to stay more or less dry until next Thursday...

That's an eternity...

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Reply Friday Night No-Wine Non-Buzz. (I'm on call.) Ask me anything. (Original post)
Aristus Jul 2017 OP
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #1
Aristus Jul 2017 #2
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #16
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 #3
Aristus Jul 2017 #4
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 #9
Aristus Jul 2017 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #5
Aristus Jul 2017 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #10
Aristus Jul 2017 #12
Oubaas Jul 2017 #6
Aristus Jul 2017 #8
GP6971 Jul 2017 #13
mucifer Jul 2017 #14
Aristus Jul 2017 #15
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #17
Aristus Jul 2017 #18
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #19
Aristus Jul 2017 #20
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #21
Aristus Jul 2017 #22
3catwoman3 Jul 2017 #31
Aristus Jul 2017 #32
3catwoman3 Jul 2017 #33
Aristus Jul 2017 #35
7wo7rees Jul 2017 #23
Aristus Jul 2017 #24
In_The_Wind Jul 2017 #25
Aristus Jul 2017 #27
In_The_Wind Jul 2017 #29
Aristus Jul 2017 #30
Lithos Jul 2017 #26
Aristus Jul 2017 #28
Lithos Jul 2017 #34
Aristus Jul 2017 #36
Lithos Jul 2017 #37

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:42 PM

1. Pfft....that makes for a sad post!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:43 PM

2. Yeah, but next Friday, I'm gonna make up for it...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:06 AM

16. That's the spirit!!!! Lol

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:45 PM

3. In consideration of your current circumstances you can get your buzz vicariously through me.

How far do you want me to go? Light buzz, strong buzz, or pass me a bucket to puke in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:48 PM

4. Strong buzz.

I'm man enough to do my own puking...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:59 PM

9. I'm already on the way to meeting that goal.

I'm starting with passion fruit juice and vodka along with a THC buzz.

I'll let you monitor misspellings, bad grammar, incomplete sentences and other incoherent ramblings through the rest of the night.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

11. It's a wonderful thing you are doing...

I'm very moved...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:52 PM

5. You want a buzz?

Try Vietnamese iced coffee. It's about half sweetened condensed milk and half very strong espresso, over ice. It'll wind you up like meth, and it tastes really good as well.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:54 PM

7. I've had it. Wonderful stuff.

But you know what kind of a buzz I'm referring to...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:59 PM

10. Yes, but all that caffeine and sugar provides a high of its own,

assuming you don't mind bouncing around the room like a ping-pong ball.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:01 AM

12. When I'm not working...

My goal is to be inert...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:53 PM

6. Do You...

Do you realize how much could transpire between now and next Thursday!?!?

And you'll have to face it all, starkly unbuzzed.

The horror...the horror!

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Response to Oubaas (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 28, 2017, 11:56 PM

8. I'm still trying to forget the last time I was sober.

Worst fifteen minutes of my life...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:03 AM

13. I remember those days

Army Staff Duty Officer for long weekend tours. And Next of Kin notifications for a week at a time.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:03 AM

14. I'm on call, too. I will have an invisible drink with you.

I used to be on call a week at a time every other week. (That was fun) . Now I'm on call about a forth of my life instead of half of my life. Much better.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:05 AM

15. To next week!



And to being off call!...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:08 AM

17. So, not sure if I've ever asked, but what are you "on call" for??

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:17 AM

18. I'm a Physician Assistant in primary care. I'm on what we refer to as outpatient call.

If someone has a medical issue when the clinic is closed, they call me (or whoever else is pulling call). I don't have to go to a hospital or anything. I just wait at home for someone to call me, and get paid for it. Not bad as far as that goes.

Most of the time, it's just medication refill requests from people who don't seem to understand that the time for doing that is when the clinic is open.

Frequent calls from panicky new parents who insist that their infant's little sniffle is somehow life-threatening.

Occasionally I get a call from someone with an issue that would clearly be an emergency to any other person, but somehow, they've put off going to the ER. I assess their symptoms, and refer them to the ER as appropriate.

Stuff like that.

The life of a medical provider. At least I'm not an MD. For an MD, call means frequently having to go to the hospital in the middle of the night to deal with a serious medical issue.

Not a bad gig. But I can't drink while on call.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:24 AM

19. Lmao...oh I know the call life all too well!

I'm a general surgeon...I've been pulling call for so long that it's become a part of me! In fact, our kids have learned my call schedule to the point that, if I'm on call , my son, who is seven, knows that he can sleep in the bed with mom and the next day he and my daughters, who are teenagers, know that "Dad's in a bad mood...let him sleep" when I get home from rounds!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:27 AM

20. I feel a little small complaining to you.

Things like this are why I drink...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:35 AM

21. Don't be silly...

Call is shitty no matter what!!! No need to diminish yourself because I damn sure couldn't do my job as efficiently as I do without my nurse and PA! As they say in the Navy "Choose your rate, Choose your fate"! I knew what being a surgeon would entail when I started down this path, call's just part and parcel to the job. (Throwing back the last bit of my whiskey for you my friend!!)

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:38 AM

22. Somebody's go to do it...



What's your poison?

My current favorite is Lagavulin. Smooth as oil. And peaty as, well, anything...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:37 AM

31. In our pediatric practice, we get lots of requests...

...to prescribe antibiotics over the phone. I hate doing that and have found very effective way to dissuade parents from this is to say, "Well, that is possible, but I need you to know that the very best I can do over the phone is to guess (at your child's diagnosis), and I would hate to guess wrong for your child." That usually shuts it down.

Anther major annoyance is people who will put in a call to the answering service 15 minutes after our phones are put on service on Friday afternoon, and then tell me about a problem their child has had all week.

Or those that have you "emergency" paged, and then don't answer the phone when you call.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:40 AM

32. Ooh! Parents demanding antibiotics for their kids' viruses drive me crazy!



Twelve minutes is my personal record. Twelve minutes after the clinic closed on a call-night, a patient called in. I was still driving home when the service called my iPhone. I told them to wait until I got home, and could look up the patient on my EHR.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:56 AM

33. Our EHR just got...

..."upgraded," and it totally sucks even worse than before. We are on EPIC (which I recall you either also use, or have used.) Everything has been moved around, and the note writing section is completely screwed up. It opens in a wide column, but then, when you want to actually write something in it, is switches to a really narrow column that is really awkward to read, and it dislays the note template from the bottom up, showing the assessment and plan section first, instead of the CC/HPI/ROS. WTH???

Scroll heavy, and click heavy.

I don't know whose not-so-brilliant idea this was. Probably someone who doesn't actually use it in real life.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:02 AM

35. Epic sucks. We use Allscripts, which is the best EHR system I've ever used.

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 05:20 AM

23. Okay, are we going to survive this s#_@ show?

Bless you for being sober, drinking into the early am and then off to grab a few fresh veggies at the FMkt.
Take care.

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 11:08 PM

24. I sure hope so.

I never feel blessed when I'm sober. I feel blah.

If it weren't for work, I'd try to stay safely shitfaced until he is out of there...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 11:38 PM

25. So. How's it going?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:10 AM

27. So far, so good.

No calls yet, two days in.

That usually means I'll get one in the middle of the night tonight or tomorrow.

Counting the days until I can again...


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Response to Aristus (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:22 AM

29. Enjoy the peaceful time while you can.

A bit of time without wine won't kill you.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:23 AM

30. Don't be too sure...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:39 AM

26. Why wine?

No beer?

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Response to Lithos (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:12 AM

28. I mix it up on occasion.

But wine gets me buzzed faster than beer, and gives me less of a hangover than the hard stuff.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:59 AM

34. I guess each to their own

Wine gives me the fiercest hangovers... beer does not provided I keep it within the same general style.

L-

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Response to Lithos (Reply #34)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:04 AM

36. Whatever I drink, if I drink a lot of it,

I guzzle a lot of water before going to bed. It lessens the severity of the hangover.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #36)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:11 AM

37. Do that as well

It's the sugar which gets me...

Many years of experimentation have shown this. However, you are right about hydration.

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