So a week of intern year is behind me. It’s a steep learning curve. Luckily my patients have some words of wisdom:
Lady after big surgery is having a new symptom: hoarse voice possibly due to vocal chord damage from intubation.
Me: I’m sorry this happened to you.
Lady: I hope it goes away, but if it doesn’t go away, then I’ll learn to live with it.
Alcoholic guy comes in with new onset fatigue (sleeping 5 hours during the daytime for no good reason).
Me: How’s your mood?
Alcoholic guy: I’m happy. Life is grand! Life is what you make it. If you’re not happy, then fix it. If today is bad, then tomorrow will be better!