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Honestly, I think the NHS trainees have it worse than American interns and residents. Brits, be thankful and write your MP for better treatment of jr. docs!

Everyone who has practiced medicine has their funny stories, like the drunk redneck who wanted to talk about his dog‘s vagina at midnight. 😳😠🤪 And then we have long shifts with hard moments and triumphs. And we have the sad stories.

This book covers a lot of Adam‘s. 4⭐️ Ran thru this one!

Megabooks Emily, I tagged you because you got me into Adam Kay! 2w
Emilymdxn I‘m so glad you liked it! He‘s a fantastic writer 2w
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Crazeedi I cant wait to read this 2w
Megabooks @Crazeedi I was so happy to get it from the library, I read it in less than a day! 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks my library doesnt have it!!so I'm searching for an inexpensive copy 2w
Megabooks @Crazeedi it‘s expensive on Amazon right now. May go on sale/be cheaper on book depository since it is a British book??? 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks I think I checked there too, but I'll look again! I have other books to read so I'll eventually find it 2w
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Look at the Wikipedia entry for any famous doctor, and you‘ll see: ‘He proved himself an accomplished rugby player in youth leagues. He excelled as a distance runner and in his final year at school was vice-captain of the athletics team.‘ This particular description is of a certain Dr H. Shipman, so perhaps it‘s not a rock-solid system.

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This came in from the library overnight, and I couldn‘t resist diving in!

There are certain songs you just don‘t operate to...yeah...🤪👍🏻🎶

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How Doctors Think | Jerome Groopman
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As a vet, if I were still practicing, this book would change my approach to problem-solving.

As a patient, there are specific things I‘ll question more, such as my spinal fusion, which was discussed, and the general way I talk to my doctor.

While this book is 12 years old, I would still highly recommend it to medical professionals and patients, especially us frequent fliers in doctor‘s offices.

#booked2020 #liveandlearn

BarbaraTheBibliophage I read this book a few years ago. I still heartily recommend it to people. 3w
heyitsMacall This is so good. I‘m glad this book exists! I love a self-education moment 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage That makes me glad I read it even more. I definitely respect your opinion with books! 3w
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Megabooks @heyitsMacall For sure! Educating yourself is always a positive! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Aww. I feel the same. He wrote another book that helped when I was deciding whether or not to have major surgery. 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you on both counts! 😊 I‘ve stacked it. I had my first spinal fusion at 20, and I wished I had gotten more counseling beforehand. I was so young, though! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Yes, that is young but not unheard of. I think everyone questions the efficacy of surgery—both before and after. 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage There is always that uncertainty in medicine. It would be much easier if we could see the future!! 3w
Crazeedi @Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I will definitely be reading this, especially if they discuss spinal fusion, which I had done and my husband is facing 3w
Megabooks @Crazeedi I meant to tag you! So glad you read this. I think you‘d get a lot out of reading it, especially given your and your husband‘s conditions. 3w
Cinfhen Great review, Meg!! 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! 3w
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How Doctors Think | Jerome Groopman
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I share quotes on my Instagram stories, and I feel this one is worth sharing here too.

This maxim is so true in surgery and life. I throw toppings onto a pizza, my mom places them...very carefully. I don‘t think our pizzas taste different. 😆

The quote finished with “well that‘s pretty good.” 👍🏻👏🏻

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Megabooks The other side is, when you let go of perfection where it‘s not necessary (pizza making 🙄), it frees your mind, body, and time up for pursuits that are more worthy of perfection! 3w
mdm139 Reminds me of my hubby. He often says the opposite of good enough is just a little better. He works in surgery. 3w
RachelO Ha! I should have sent this to my surgeon a few years back. When I came round, he seemed gutted cos he‘d only 80% been able to fix the problem, which was kind of stressful. When I recovered I was over the moon - 80% turned me into a normal functioning human being! So yeah. 3w
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BarbaraBB Did your mother agree? 3w
Megabooks @mdm139 I actually learned “better is the enemy of good.” There was one surgeon that was particularly fond of it. I heard it the first time in 2nd year surgery when I was learning suturing on fake skin then several more times in my three-week surgery rotation with her. 3w
Megabooks @RachelO Exactly!! I keep on thinking of the times I was able to improve a pet‘s life 80-90% - who wouldn‘t take that! The corollary to this is that there are no guarantees in medicine. If I get a guarantee, that‘s a bad sign in my book. It‘s a human/pet life, not a car warranty. (edited) 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB No. she just sat there perfectly placing the ham and olives while the crust got cold. (My secret to having a crispy crust without a pizza stone is to pre-cook the crust while the oven is warming, and I gather/chop ingredients, then I pull it out, top it, and cook it.) 3w
BarbaraBB I do that too 😀. And your mother sounds weird - no offense meant ☺️ 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I absolutely agree it is weird. My mom has this fixation with “evenness”. The toppings have to be evenly distributed, the pieces have to be the same size. I just think that kind of perfection is pointless because the pizza tastes just as good with some overlap of ham pieces and two small slices is just as filling as one large slice. To me it‘s just wasted time!! 🙄😩 3w
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How Doctors Think | Jerome Groopman
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Picked this up as a recent kindle deal. So far, it‘s really good!

I‘m trying to recover emotionally from some issues here. There‘s just a lot going on, but I‘m going to try to be around some. Just need to heal. I just haven‘t felt much like social media. ☹️☹️

JaclynW Hang in there! 💕 3w
faelinwolf *hugs* ❤ 3w
Texreader Take care of yourself! We will always be here for you on Litsy! 😘 3w
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Cinfhen Hi Meg!! I‘m always available through email if you want a “private” rant xx Hope your‘e feeling better ~ 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Sending hugs and support! 3w
CarolynM Sending love and hugs. Take care of yourself 💕 3w
robinb Sending extra hugs to you! 🤗 3w
Crazeedi Healing vibes and hugs sent your way right now!😘🥰❤ 3w
BarbaraBB Take care Meg! 😘 3w
RachelO 🤗 xx 3w
Sungirl79 Take care and sending hugs!! 3w
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ Take care of yourself!! No shame in needing time and space for quiet healing. 3w
ValerieAndBooks Hugs Meg 💖 3w
youneverarrived Sending love 💕 take care of yourself. 3w
Megabooks Thank you so much. Things are slowly improving. I went out yesterday and I also walked to the end of the block! Thank you for your support @JaclynW @faelinwolf @Texreader @Cinfhen @CoverToCoverGirl @CarolynM @robinb @Crazeedi @BarbaraBB @RachelO @Sungirl79 @TheAromaofBooks @ValerieAndBooks @youneverarrived 😘😘💕💕💜💜 3w
Cinfhen Keep moving, Girlfriend😘😘nothing feels as good as fresh air and some cheese dip 😛 3w
Texreader @Megabooks I remember doing that after my back surgery! Of course I needed a walker at the time. Well done. Very happy for you. 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Exactly!! 👍🏻👍🏻😘 3w
Megabooks @Texreader Thanks! Walking really helps my sciatica, which got worse with all the best rest, but is still hard on neck/shoulders. I‘m trying to walk up my walking a bit every few days. Way to go for you, doing it with the walker! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Gifted Hands | Ben Carson, M.D.


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The Tennis Partner | Abraham Verghese
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I‘ve had so much fun again, reading for #Booked2019! Here are my reads for the 4th quarter:

#bookaboutaddiction: The Tennis Partner
#soldierstory: Beware of Pity
#publishedin2019: On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous
#pocparanormal: Kindred
#publicdomain: The Princess of Cleves
#politicalintrigue: Nothing to See Here

Thanks for organizing ladies, bring on #Booked2020 💕

Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
merelybookish Looks like a fun selection of books! 1mo
Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻so glad you‘re joining us for #Booked2020 1mo
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TrishB Just finished mine this week too 👍🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great selection! Congrats on finishing! 🥳🎉 1mo
youneverarrived Woohoo 🙌 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on a great #booked year! 🎉🎉📚📚♥️♥️ 1mo
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On Day 22 of #bookadventcalendar, I finally finished wrapping (well, except for one last book present I‘m reading first). This is not the gift but it looked pretty against the sparkly wrapping paper. @LeahBergen

LeahBergen I‘d like an Irish Country Christmas, too. 😆 1mo
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