November, 2005 Archive

November 30, 2005, 3:52 am

The Back of the Book Segment

Shame on you!

That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw this ad. I didn’t even know they made Tampax back when the world was black and white.

Frankly, I wouldn’t discuss any aspect of reproductive health with this angel of mercy. She gives me the willies.

Besides “Tampax” sounds like the latest SSRI antidepressant.

(Insert own Prince of Wales joke here. No pun intended.)


It wasn’t reproductive health that I had to deal with these last few days. Apparently the post-Thanksgiving epidemic is not the avian flu, but all-too-human constipation.

Yes, the rectums of the world are clamoring for attention.


I had a 94-year-old in one bed and an 8-month-old in the next bed. Both were having evacuation problems that made Hurricane Katrina look like a precision drum corps. Both had eaten yams at their last meal.

I suggest that all yams be sold with a complimentary Dulcolax suppository attached. It’s a lot cheaper than paying for an ER visit to have someone shove tap water up where the sun don’t shine.

But wait! It’s our friend, Beulah France, RN! Of New York! She of the toilet paper and Wheaties ads! She’s baaaaaack. And she’s discussing bowel habits again.

I guess two out of three people are “FOS” at one time or another in their lives.

Which means that some people are “FOS” all the time.

Like we needed an expert to tell us that….

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November 29, 2005, 3:47 am

The 2005 Medical Blog Awards


Medgadget is hosting the 2005 Medical Weblog Awards

Thanks to Rita over at MSSP Nexus, Emergiblog has been nominated in the “Best New Medical Weblog (established 2005)” category!

Medgadget is still accepting nominations for the different categories, so if you have a favorite medical weblog or just want to see how the field is taking shape, pay a visit. Remember:

If the blog is great, you must nominate!

I’ll be over at Medgadget, doing exactly that….

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2:45 am

Take A Bite Outta Grand Rounds!

Grab a cookie and go check out Grand Rounds 2.10! This week, Graham is hosting at Over!My!Med!Body!
There is some major linkage action going on over there and I intend to savor every bit of it!

Graham is a medical student here in the San Francisco Bay Area – and I just now found his blog this week because of Grand Rounds. A virtual neighbor in more ways than one.

I just hope all the cookies aren’t gone by the time you get there. That little teal surgeon cookie on the left has my name on it……

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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