A Hankering for Lettuce

My first published story!!! Longshot Island published "A Hankering for Lettuce" this week. I learned about this publication from Cathleen Townsend's post Longshot Island helps emerging authors.  She's done a good job of describing what they do. For me, they helped polish the story, and I got to work with a really clever editor/writer Sam Claussen, … Continue reading A Hankering for Lettuce

Fate

Clang! The sound reverberated throughout the hall as Faith made her way down the ladder. Her metal foot was slippery on the iron rungs. She resisted the temptation to point her toe as she descended; she physically couldn’t and the effort caused her calf to cramp above the prosthetic. The sound was a reproach. Before, … Continue reading Fate

Remember

I came across this mixture of pain and hope written by a medical resident doing a tour in the Emergency Department. It’s gripping – well worth the read. I especially appreciated the glimpse into someone else’s world.

Serendipitous Rambling

I feel like a stranger in the white coat. A little fresh, a little raw, a less confident version of myself. A little unprepared for the routine of the Emergency Department. A month of posting in ED is mandatory for residents from other departments to ease the workload of the regulars and I walk in to do my share.

I start documenting the cases alloted to me.

26 year old unmarried male, driver by occupation, with a history of accidental fall from a height of 15 feet presents with complaints of severe back pain. Power 0/5 in both limbs. Sensation absent below the umbilicus. No external injuries. Adv: Xray DL and LS spine. Provisional: Traumatic paraplegia.

My age! Damn it, he’s my age.. And he may never walk again, let alone drive..

3 year old girl brought by parents with history of drowsiness and headache since morning. Known case of…

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