06 July 2009


Rounds just ended. I did fine on the first half where we are walking from room to room. Even saw a man with 27% of his body surface burned by a bbq. Also saw a compartment syndrome fasciotomy on the anteriolateral lower leg. THEN we went to the conference room and went through another hour of patients just talking.... talking in a dim room... sitting down... after I'd been up all night... I REALLY tried to hold it together.

The trauma surgeon who was in the trauma bay over the weekend walks out of the room with me.

"Looks like your coffee is wearing off. Fighting a losing battle there."

And now I'm completely ashamed. Ashamed and embarrassed. And still really sleepy.

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