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December 30, 2015

And I Didn't Know It

Inspired by Saurabh Jha:
Not exactly op notes, but some ED limericks I wrote:

Mr. Jones ate some bad guacamole
press on his belly, he shouts "holy moley!"
we did a CT
and what could it be?
then he went for a lap'r'scopic chole


Mrs. Smith was awoke from her nappy
her belly was feeling quite snappy
white count? twasn't high
a fever? tad shy…
but the CT, of course, showed an appy


there once was a man from Bologna
thought he had caught a touch of pneumonia
he seemed like whiner
and he got a d dimer
no PE; just some bad allodynia

Of course the cake goes to: