I've been back on Trauma this past month once again. I for some reason seem to have a better attitude this month about it. That is a good thing since I'm a little more pleasant when I come home.
We had a patient who I was discharging the other day and I was answering questions before he left. He very nice, educated and had a few questions. Our conversation went a little like this:
Me: Now you're going to be tired for awhile
Patient: I noticed. I was running out of energy just walking to the bathroom. How long do you think it will last?
Me: Likely a few weeks. Your gonna feel like...(long pause)...(you can see me ponder my next statement carefully)...
Me: You're gonna feel pretty worked over. I was going to say, it will feel like you had just been hit by a truck. But that actually happened. So, Yes. You will be tired.
He laughed as hard as I did. I'm a comedic genius.