Some YouTube Videos…

This is pretty incredible!

One summer when I was about 12 or 14, I kept a graph of how many times I could juggle a soccer ball. But I was never as good as this guy. I wonder if he can play soccer, too?

Medical Marijuana

These statements cannot possibly both be simultaneously true:


no sound scientific studies supported medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States, and no animal or human data supported the safety or efficacy of marijuana for general medical use.

Spokes person for the Marijuana Policy Project:

There is abundant evidence that marijuana can help cancer patients, multiple sclerosis patients and AIDS patients. There is no scientific doubt that marijuana relieves nausea, vomiting, certain kinds of pain and other symptoms that don’t respond well to conventional drugs, and does it more safely than other drugs.

Maybe the jury that found Vioxx liable in the death of a man who had taken it for only 1 week, despite his 25 year history of heart disease, can sort this out for us. They must be pretty smart.

Vioxx verdict absurd

This story about a jury who found Vioxx responsible for the death of a man suffering from heart disease since 1978 infuriates me. Another example of how health care cases cannot be juried by the general public who are untrained in not just heathcare specifically, but also scientific principles.

Medical records show this man took Vioxx for only one week, and stopped 3 weeks prior to his death. He had been suffering from known heart disease since 1978 and died in 2001.

What is the point of even trying to practice medicine or scientific research when these are the rewards people are getting for crying “victim.”

It seems everyone is always looking for someone else to blame for their own bad genetics, poor living and stupid choices in life.

First Flat Tire!

First Flat Tire!

Fun ride, would have been quicker if I hadn’t gotten my FIRST FLAT TIRE!!!! It’s only cool because it’s a rite of passage, I’m sure it would get old after awhile. I had no trouble changing it and using a CO2 cartridge for the first time. DANG, those things are handy! I used to top top off my front tire too to avoid two flats on oen ride.

I was trying to bunnyhop a pothole in the road and my back tire came down right on the front edge of it. About 200 yards later i noticed a funny noise, looked down and sure enough it was flat.

itwas my own fault…I was too lazy to pump up teh tires before I left, then I tried to jump a silly pothole instead of going around it. But teh city bus behind me was coming up fast and I didn’t want to swerve in front of it.

Night Shift

I saw 21 patients last night in 9 hours, got out about an hour late. Nobody died. One or two freaky people (screaming in pain, then all smiles when the doctor walks in). One lady kept saying that her belly pain was coming back until I made it clear she wasn’t going to get any more narcotics (which were given until initial evaluation was complete)…her pain suddenly improved on it’s own. I should have offered her clonidine instead.

One guy with a prosthetic shoulder dislocation who get admitted for frequent falls. “dehydrated” child from vomiting and diarrhea who successfully drank 20ml/kg of fluids without further emesis. DNR status C. Diff sepsis whose primary wanted him in the ICU…the ICU won’t take DNRs so I was stuck arguing with either either the PCP or the ICU fellow. Turns out I argued with both and the patient went were he should have gone anyway (monitored floor, hospitalist on call).

An ordinary night, but I didn’t get my chocolate milkshake until 5AM.