Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bronchitis from Hell

After about 10 days of coughing and feeling miserable, I'm just about over the Bronchitis from Hell. After some of the horrific coughing spells I've had in the last few days, I was almost afraid to look at my sputum, just in case I really had brought up little bits of lung tissue in my latest spasm.

Normally, I'd stay home and keep my misery to myself. Alas, due to thin staffing during the vacation season, I had to work right through some of the worst of it. I wore a mask during my few mandatory patient contacts, and after each readout session, my residents and fellows treated our radiology workstations as HazMat sites, swabbing them down with toxic chemicals.


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