Wednesday, March 24, 2010


A pessary is a small device worn, often by elderly women who have had multiple children, to hold bladder or uterus in place. It is a small plastic disc placed in the vagina. As you can imagine these things can get very nasty. All it takes is a demented nursing home pt. to forget that she has one of these for a couple months and.....zang! But nothing could prepare you for a chief complaint of "leaves from virginia". A friend of mine saw a lady, brought in by her daughter, with just this complaint. When he looked it was true. She had a vine, with leaves, protruding from her "Virginia". Turns out, the demented lady had secretly , for years, used slices of potatoes as pessaries! When she forgot that she had it in, the warm, moist environment was perfect for sprouting spuds!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Format

Hi. Been a long time, I know. Anyway, the new format I was talking about is going to be too close this blog to public reading. I suspect people from my hospital spy on the blog, and I don't feel that I can write about what I want. So, for you people who are already followers, if you want to post or send me in some way your email address so I can add you after I go private, I would like that. If you don't follow already, sorry. I can't accept new email addresses now, because I won't be sure who it is. In short, I am going to turn this into a private space for me to write what I want, with no desire to publish publicly, but those of you few who have been loyal readers are welcome to come along. Let me know.