Viagra dose In August of 1957, viagra dose American Bandstand went from being a small, viagra dose local show to national prominence on the ABC network.
Viagra dose My mother was seventeen years old.
Viagra dose My dad was nineteen and stationed in Hawaii with the Navy.
Viagra dose I was three weeks old.
Viagra dose American Bandstand + Rock and Roll + teen-aged parents = rock and roll Me! How could I have been anything else?
Viagra dose My destiny was sealed at the genetic molecular level.
I turned fifty this weekend.
It didn’t seem like a big deal, viagra dose so I didn’t ask for the day off.
I spent the entire shift feeling sorry for myself.
When I had the time…
My shift began at 2300 hours. Viagra dose In two hours we had signed in nineteen people, viagra dose five arriving by ambulance. Viagra dose Now for some ER folks, viagra dose that is just a drop in the proverbial bucket. Viagra dose For us it was a big slam.
Constipated kids. Viagra dose Febrile kids. Viagra dose Septicemia. Viagra dose Abrasions. Viagra dose Fractures. Viagra dose Chest pain. Viagra dose Abdominal pain.
And the ubiquitous chief complaint of “weakness”. Viagra dose I hate weakness. Viagra dose Nine times out of ten if you are over the age of seventy and you are weak, viagra dose you are septic. Viagra dose I hate septic.
Then came the most interesting, viagra dose uh….group.
HIPPA is such a, viagra dose well, viagra dose limiting factor when describing one’s duties in the world of emergency care. Viagra dose To protect confidentiality I shall simply mention a few concepts/descriptions/words and let you put them together in a story. Viagra dose Whatever you come up with will not match the actual scenario, viagra dose trust me.
Multiple individuals. Viagra dose Female reproductive organs. Viagra dose Vomiting. Viagra dose Disinfectant solution. Viagra dose Pain. Viagra dose Giggles. Viagra dose Heat. Viagra dose Mucous membranes. Viagra dose Spacey. Viagra dose Family members. Viagra dose Heart stopping. Viagra dose Rapid speech. Viagra dose Medication. Viagra dose Something in the throat. Viagra dose X-rays. Viagra dose Breakfast food. Viagra dose Joint (as in “don’t bogart that…”).
I didn’t know whether to laugh hysterically or cry.
The shift ended with six patients coming during the final hour, viagra dose three by ambulance. Viagra dose The perfect ending to the “perfect” night, viagra dose and only the beginning of my birthday “adventure”.
I arrive home to find a pretty birthday card from my husband and a made-from-scratch cake made by my daughter.
I was feeling better already!
Later in the morning, viagra dose my son had some information. Viagra dose Apparently my husband was going to purchase an iPhone for me! I’m an Apple fanatic and this would have been fantastic! I’d have that iPhone right now, viagra dose except…
My son talked him out of it!!!!
Something about extra money every month, viagra dose battery life and never get the first release of any new product until they work-out-the-bugs.
Yadda, viagra dose yadda, viagra dose yadda.
My son is lucky he isn’t a soprano this morning and I mean the singer, viagra dose not Tony.
I slept the rest of my day and treated myself to a Caramel Frappucino with whip at Starbucks on my way back into work last night.
With an add-shot.
My co-workers put on a pot luck for my birthday and another co-worker’s return from leave. Viagra dose We both had toy tiaras as it was our “special” day. Viagra dose I put mine on and went in to see the two pediatric patients, viagra dose then I removed it.
It is hard to demand professional respect in a plastic tiara.
Later, viagra dose when the department was empty I put my tiara back on and practiced my Miss America walk around the station.
Just having a little fun.
Two patients arrived, viagra dose were triaged and treated.
I was still wearing the tiara!
Retroactive embarrassment. Viagra dose The worst kind!
That’s what I get for not acting my age!
I do believe that this will win an award as the most inane Grand Rounds post of all time. Viagra dose I could have written any number of things, viagra dose but Vitus wanted Drama! Action! Humor! as the theme this week.
This should fit the bill. Viagra dose I ran all night = action. Viagra dose I didn’t get my iPhone = major drama. Viagra dose And female reproduction and disinfectant = humor. Viagra dose I even added pathos and embarrassment!
Do I get extra credit?