the best card

15 Sep

I should rephrase, because this summer has blessed me with some pretty terrific hand-written correspondence (love to my pen pals in England, Boston, and Virginia!)…but this card from Erica was just the kind of pick-me-up I needed at the end of a long day.

Appropriately, today we practiced how to deal with difficult patients, including those who hit on their student-doctors.  I can only hope that, should I ever receive flirtations as an expression of appreciation by patients, they’ll be similar to some that John experienced during residency.  An elderly woman with an arrhythmia once told him, “Honey, my heart skips a beat every time you walk in the room.”  A gay gentleman inquired, gesturing toward John, “Who is that?  Who is Dr. Delish??!”  I was less amused when a forty-something told him repeatedly, a few months post-wedding, “I’m telling you, you can get that shit annulled!”

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4 Responses to “the best card”

  1. ericrosoff September 16, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    I guess this outdoes cards about bananas going bad…. speaking of which, I think there’s one I have to eat today.

    • annaojesus September 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

      i don’t know, man…great minds think alike 🙂 is it time to make ban-anna bread again?

  2. Dad September 16, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Doctors have a special relationship, and I’d guess that ER docs have a lot of stories. It is a generally positive feature that tells you that you are doing your job.

    My best tto Erica.

    Dad

    • annaojesus September 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

      thanks dad! i also think john is likely doing a great job! will pass along your words to erica! love you!

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