Monday, July 21, 2014 Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anonymous said: I know a lot of people that have gotten sick from flu shots. I have never had the flu and stop getting vaccines years ago. You're the ignorant fuck if you think people "need" vaccines. It is a persons right to deny them and given a hell of a lot of proof people are justified to deny them as well





Ignorant fuck must be some new compliment because all these anti-vaxxers keep calling me that. You angels. I think I’ll hang it next to my BFA and my not giving a fuck lifetime achievement award, but still leaving room on the wall for my MD, which is currently in progress and halfway completed.

Spoiler alert #1: you can’t get the flu from the flu vaccine, which covers some strains of influenza. It’s literally impossible. You can, however, get a flu-like illness from over a dozen other viruses, some of which have the same seasonal prevalence as influenza.

Spoiler alert #2: Your personal experience as a single unvaccinated person does not have any statistical significance. I’m really stoked you, a presumably healthy younger type of person with a functioning immune system and halfway decent nutrition, have not gotten the flu. I am. The flu sucks. However, babies, pregnant people, people with compromised immune systems or even chronic medical conditions such as asthma, and elderly, are very much at risk. When you, healthy person, get vaccinated, you do a little part to maybe prevent one of them from getting the flu and developing nasty complications such as deadly pneumonia.

Spoiler alert #3:









I’ll tell you who needs vaccines:  this baby, who I saw last night on my overnight shift in the pediatric ER. And here is a post where I admittedly was real snarky BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS GETTING REAL OLD OK GUYS and it has some really good graphs from an excellent lecture I went to about the public health impact of vaccines (in case the crapton of links above isn’t enough to make you reconsider your stance maybe some graphs will, I dunno how your brains work).

Go Aspdocs! You tell ‘em!




F-ing rights!

So I just started a rotation on Delivery Room and later today I saw this on Reddit. Pretty accurate summary of my level of obstetrics right now.

So I just started a rotation on Delivery Room and later today I saw this on Reddit. 
Pretty accurate summary of my level of obstetrics right now.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

The chafing

So one of the things I enjoy to do in my spare time is climbing, and with the weather getting better it’s becoming more inviting to go out and do that. 

However, the combination of alcohol hand sanitizers, vigorous hand washing, followed by a bunch of chalk and bouldering leads to some seriously dry and cracked skin. 

And then the next day’s alcohol hand sanitizers are extra lovely. 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All for naught

So my preceptor today was super pressed on getting through clinic today. Convinced a 2nd resident to help out, in fact.

All in order to finish 30 min early to be able to make it home to watch the Netherlands-Argentina game. 

Netherlands fan.

Meanwhile the med student gets stuck back at 4pm to do the dictations. 

I have to make extra sure that I don’t botch anything tomorrow because I’m doubtful he’s going to be in a good mood.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014



1. Hypovolaemic

2. Septic

3. Spinal

4. Cardiogenic

5. Anaphylactic

6. Brazillian

credit to thejournalofmed​ 


Monday, July 7, 2014

Unwritten rule

Something I wish I knew as I approach my last week of my Pediatrics rotation is that I should have spent more time watching Frozen.

Seriously the hallways of the ward are like a Disney echo chamber.


Sunday, July 6, 2014
We are breaking a new record in the U.S., and it is not one we want to break: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles cases are at a 20-year high. As of May 23, more than 288 cases have been reported this year. To put that in perspective, only 37 cases were reported in all of 2004. In 2002, measles had been declared eliminated in the Americas.

The anti-vaxx movement will get us all killed.

Congratulations, Jenny McCarthy!

(via wilwheaton)

wow. this. is. terrifying

(Source: salon)

Anonymous said: I was definitely there when they revealed the donation/new name for U of C and I can guarantee that EVERYONE snickered. Of all the things they could have chosen....

Thank you. Thank you for that. I was afraid I was being too immature for finding humour in it. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Anonymous said: are you by any chance from yyc?

No, but