Friday, December 12, 2008

Just for Laughs

Today I went in to work for a few hours, the first time I had been back since the mono started. Lets just say it didn't go to well, and I won't be trying that again for awhile. I need to recover a bit more before I try that again!
However, while at work today I saw something that made me laugh. I work at a large academic center and frequently bump into, consult with, and care for patients of prestigious doctors. Today, I happened to look up and see on of our world renowned neurosurgeons and one of his fellows (also fairly well known) walking down the hall together. Actually, they weren't exactly walking, they were both quacking like ducks, flapping their arms, and chasing each other down the ER hallway. In front of patients, staff, and visitors! I turned to the nurse next to me and asked "is that Dr. S0-and-So quacking like a duck? She quickly assured me that it was indeed the prestigious neurosurgeon on his way to see another brain-injured patient. After a good, long laugh at the situation we both had to admit that he is one of the most cool doctors either one of us has ever been privileged to work with. His sense of humor never fades, and while he tolerates nothing less the than absolute best for his patients, he is always willing to go the extra mile and explain something or help out in any way. And yes, even willing to quack like a duck to make the work day less tedious!

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