The time Dr. Seale’s patient lost a toe

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 5* 2 minute read: “So, Dr. Seale, what do you think we should do for Mr. Wheeler?” asked the attending surgeon as he looked at Lauren expectantly. She took a deep breath before responding, “I think we’ll need to amputate his …

The time Dr. Stewart’s patient had way too much fun

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 4* 2 minute read: “Dr. Stewart! Your patient is starting to wake up,” Kathy called out to James. She was one of the nurses in the PACU (post-anesthesia care unit), where patients go to recover from anesthesia after a surgery. “Perfect timing; …

My patient had a bottle stuck up his… well, you-know-where

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 3* 3 minute read “Forty-five year old man with acute abdominal pain…. Oyetewa, do you want to take this new patient?” the resident asked me. “Yes, of course!” I said with my best fake smile. As though I have a choice.  I …

My patient’s 5-year old told me about her sex life!

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 2* 2 minute read “Can you hurry UP,” my patient growled at me after I asked her a question. Fully clothed, she lay stiffly on the hospital bed, after coming to the emergency department a few hours prior for abdominal pain …

The time Dr. Campbell got hit on by somebody’s grandma

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 1* 2 minute read: “HOLD THE ELEVATOR!” Earl shouted, walking faster. Rushing was just a way of life for a resident; there was always something he needed to do. The doors were almost shut when a pearl-bracelet-donning arm shot through them …

No. 20: The time my patient called me a n*gger

7 Minute Read-Intern Year: “Hey, feel free to leave early today; I can write the note on that patient,” I whispered to my co-intern, as the Cardiology attending droned on about a rare EKG finding. I was just arriving to work for the morning, but she had just finished an eventful 28-hour shift in the …

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