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I screamed & cried (literally) when I heard this news while driving through smoke with <.5 mile visibility to help my father seal his condo from the historically toxic air in Portland. It was 598 AQI in his hallway when I arrived. Worse outside (1)…
My eyes were burning, throat hurting, headache piercing ... & I was wearing a vented N95 (under my surgical mask because Covid). Few people have access to those or air purifiers. I was out for a total of an hour and I’ve felt sick for 15 hours & counting (2)
So many of my most beloved places are on fire, many of them gone. I’m worried about so many people — their homes, their lungs, their hearts, their livelihoods. And so many animals. #ClimateChangeIsReal #CovidIsReal #Vote
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#StoriesMatter: 2nd Thread. #MedTwitter

Another patient.

Another chart to peruse.

I did my usual - quickly glancing through the chart, honing in on recent imaging studies, labs, medications and history.

Ready, I pick up my papers and walk to the waiting patient’s room. 1/
“Hello sir.”

“Hello doc”

“I’m Chris. I’m the surgical resident working with the Dr. He’ll be in shortly, as he’s seeing another patient.”

“Sure thing Chris.”

As I settle into my chair, I do my usual - studying, “listening” with my eyes. 2/
My patient was seated, with his wife by his side, both well dressed - not unkempt. Their fingernails were immaculate, not manicured, but clean and short. They both were of mocha-coloured complexion, with brown and green eyes that were laser focused on me and my next move. 3/
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#StoriesMatter: First ever thread #MedTwitter

Last time she was admitted, no one wanted to talk to her.

This time was no different.

She was labeled as obstinate, loud and splitting in personality. Nursing staff had tried reasoning with her to no avail.
She demanded to only speak to the chief or the attending surgeon who had operated on her.

I had heard about her, and internally dreaded being on call and having to deal with this. It was emotionally taxing and for an already stretched surgical resident,
I had very few emotions to give.

So, when the nurse came to inform me of her refusal to take a certain medication until she spoke with the chief or the attending surgeon, I got up to go in with the intent to lay down the law.
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