Friday, March 26, 2010

A compliment, I think

When the OR staff, in the middle of a bitch of a laparoscopic case involving a woman with a BMI significantly north of 60 tell me:

We'd rather be here than in the general surgeon's or ortho's room.

This is even with frequent cussing coming from my mouth. My assist was cussing too, and he rarely swears.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

Or they just love the smell of cauterized adipose in the morning.

rlbates said...

Take it as a compliment. :)

ER's Mom said...

I did. I felt bad for the team, to start the day like that.

The general surgeon and the ortho who share my block day are both assholes, so I know why folks are relieved to be assigned to my room, even if I do bring in the interesting cases.