Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Back from beyond the back of beyond

Dr Dork is pleased to confirm that the rumours of his demise are greatly exaggerated.

Each and every expression of concern is met with gratitude.

Dr Dork also notes that his unofficial hiatus far exceeded his official hiatus. Typically dorkish behaviour. Or perhaps doltish.

Dr Dork has been recently acclimatizing to the changes in the health blogosphere during his 7 month absence.

The cockles of his heart have been warmed by sentiments sweet, and by virtue of not being forgotten…despite his absence exceeding his presence.

Dr Dork is pleased to see many of his favourites still kicking against the...well, you know what.

Saddened to note the absence of some eminent colleagues.

Enamoured with the many new voices.

Time to update the blogroll.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

A Psalm of Life

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Dr John Crippen said...

Welcome back

I have been knocking on the door frequently, hoping it might be answered.


Mama Mia said...

Welcome back! You and your mirth have been missed.

Godwhacker said...

Welcome Back!!! The world needs your insightful and humorous bedside manner more then ever!!!

NeoNurseChic said...

Just found your blog through a comment on SHP's. I just scanned down the first 3 posts or so, and read the part about a doctor with chronic health issues that were currently acute. Am having a *heavy sigh* moment for you, as I am a nurse with chronic health issues that are at present, not acute, but flare up whenever they feel like it. I was on track to go to medical school but after too many hospital stays, decided I'd never make it through, so off I went instead to become a nurse. I don't think the rest of the world realises just how hard it is to be in this profession and to have your own chronic, relentless, health issues.

Hope you're doing better since you've just now returned!

Take care,
Carrie :)

Dr Dork said...

Sorry I didn't answer. I thought it was the bailiffs.

MamaMia, GW (I'm sure you like that abbreviation),

Thank you both. I'm not trying to be funny, but people keep laughing at me. I wonder why.

A misery shared is a misery halved. It is my mission in life to spread misery, thus, for the greater good of all.

Just popped in to your site. You seem a very talented person.

My fingers get tangled in the strings if I even look at my guitar.

Kind regards

Godwhacker said...

I'm not laughing at you DD, I'm laughing with you.

NeoNurseChic said...

Dr. Dork,

I didn't realise the misery shared/misery halved concept - perhaps I should work on misery sharing more often and then mine will certainly lessen. Especially right this moment as I've just returned home from my advanced pharm final exam and scored a 67%, and consequently do not have a passing grade for the course, but my prof is going to have me take a makeup since I was not feeling well and the grade is very out of character for me. I had a 4.0 until this class. I did feel extremely nauseous and vertigo-ish today - not to mention I got both an occipital nerve block and one above my right eye (I forget what nerve they were going for...) around 2:45 today, so perhaps that is making me feel ill as well.

At any rate, misery currently abounds - and I would be more than happy to share it. LOL (But not with you - you already have your fair share - I'll have to figure out who could use a little extra! heh...)

Thanks for the complement. :) I love music and on days like today, part of me thinks I should have remained there and not gotten the crazy notion to go off into health care. I'm certain that your fingers wouldn't get so tangled if you chose a more proper instrument like piano. ;)

I'm planning to add you to my blog links a bit later! For now...it's nap time!

Take care,
Carrie :)

#1 Dinosaur said...

My brother read that poem at my mother's funeral, at her request. (Prior to the funeral, of course.)

I'm one of those newbies who've made an appearance during one of your hiati. I, however, found and fully perused you in the meantime. Now that you have returned I shall blogroll you forthwith. Feel free to stop by the tar pit some time.

Dr Dork said...

I don't think anyone is well served sitting an exam with half their cranium anaesthetized. Hope you feel better soon.

#1 Dinosaur,
It is a beautiful poem. Thanks for the link to your blog, meandering over there shortly. It's nice to see another bloggerdoc as replete with pulchritude as myself.


NeoNurseChic said...

Dr. Dork,

This is true - wonder if that nerve block didn't sort of seep into my brain. I'd been thinking earlier today after I got it that it did very well to numb the back of my scalp about to the back of the top of my head...and the one in the front numbed my forehead up through my hairline, but i wonder if there's one they can do that will really hit the parietal region because then i would really have the right half numbed and possibly take away the pain/allodynia for a little bit! It's an odd feeling, and I had to ask the hospital pharmacist if I had a huge lump over my right eye since I definitely had a huge lump on the back of my head...I didn't want to look like a complete freak as I went to the library to study!

At least she's giving me another chance. Sleeping has helped, but the nausea is still pretty strong. About to take a zofran before going back to bed.

At any rate - by next week, hopefully I'll be fine for it - just the nature of unpredictable illness.... It gets old!

Take care and hope you're doing well tonite!
Carrie :)

Dr. Deb said...

You have been GREATLY missed. So glad your back.


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