Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fun and Stuff

OK. A little game first then some information on what’s going down.
I ask you to come up with some assumptions of the following patient information:

Height: 6’1”
Weight: 221 lbs
BMI: 29-30 (good BMI is 18-25)
Age: late 20’s, early 30’s

Got it? So, what I want to know is what you think this patient looks like. Obese, healthy, scrawny, etc. Are they in need of a special discussion regarding weight control or are they OK? Please play along - it will be interesting to see what people think. And yes I’ll discuss this on my next post.

Anyways, I’m at the Army hospital again. I was there for surgery in November and have returned. Many things are constant (including the salacious scrub tech who winked at me during a hysterectomy - remember, I’m a married man, married man, married man) while others are completely different.

For one: the atmosphere is not as sullen since the sun is out and the weather quite pleasant. Second: the OB/GYNs are quick and efficient, thereby allowing me to get in some reading between patients. Third: the nurses still eye you with some trepidation, but are more likely to allow you to see a patient without a doc with you. And Fourth: my surgeon with whom I was paired was deployed to Iraq. I hope he’s OK.

I’ve also got a couple good friends with me up there who help pass the time. It’s been a nice break from the hell of last month despite the 160 mile round trip days I’m making. However, with this long time for driving and the typically 9-10 hour days I’ve been having trouble getting anything done outside of this. Internet connection is hard to come by since I need a special card to access any computer terminal and coordinating anything has been rather impossible. So, if you’ll please allow me some time, I promise to update as I can…just not as frequently as I have been.


Old MD Girl said...

Your patient is overweight. But you know, fat is the new "muscular."

ScutMonkey said...

This patient has thighs of steel and his arms are referred to as "The Guns of Navarone"!

Rav said...

I heard fat is in for summer of 2007

Liana said...

I see a hockey player. Kind of like Patrick Swayze in Youngblood. Hmm, hmm, hmm.

Voter Mom said...

Patient is male, with a bit of a beer belly but doesn't look very overweight.

Old MD Girl said...

Are you trying to suck us into an argument over whether BMI is a valid measurement in a person made of lean muscle? I hope not. Most people are NOT made of lean muscle.

Liz said...

are you trying to trick us into saying that person is fat, and then later will reveal that those are YOUR measurements???

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