Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I'm Sure It's Temporary


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll play:
Exit Stage Right,
The Blog is Dead,
I'm joining the borg?


Anonymous said...

Don't read if you want to know the answer. Dr Schwab you can delete this if you want

Rebus = syllables added together

kcolb s'retirw = kcolb + esraeh + thgir

-A lurking pre-med

Sid Schwab said...

REBUS (noun): a representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc., that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables: Two gates and a head is a rebus for Gateshead.

GruntDoc: clever. But not that dire. As to your wit: resistence is futile.

anon: I have no idea what that means!

Anonymous said...

Writer's block, usually isn't fatal; even to a witty, clever, cutter.

Lynn Price said...

Writer's block?! Slap your delicate doctor's fingers! 'Course after a week in New York at the largest publishing/book convention in the US, I'm liable to think anything. I need a Nathan's dog.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Dr Schwab, I typed it backwards so people could have the fun of figuring it out for themselves. And I meant that you could delete the comment if you wanted people to figure out the answer for themselves.

For a "writer's block" post, that was one of the most creative I've seen. I really enjoyed your series about an operation, being a pre-med kid trying to finish AMCAS apps, it was a nice motivation.
-That lurker again

Sid Schwab said...

anon: OK! I'm embarrassed I missed it.

SeaSpray said...

I just about had a panic attack as i was just in Medblog addicts blog where she said regarding you that it better be temporary.

I immediately thought,"Oh no - not him too! Not Dr Schwab's blog! I didn't comment on the surgery posts yet!"

And so here I am.

Then I thought you were saying you were temporarily closing your blog - even though pic of a block.

I finally learned how to link and so will soon be linking some of your posts as I talk about some if alright with you. :)

I am now going to family room to read last 4 surgical posts that I printed out. I just wanted to savor them all together and they are excellent posts - that whole series. you have the makings of another book there.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Schwab,
When my family doc retired five years ago, I gave him a book as a gift and I almost wish I could have had two copies of it so I could keep looking at it as well. It was about medical history through the ages, and it was fascinating. I could sense, as I flipped through the pictures, how bloody the business of surgery was way back when (through these 16th and 17th Century paintings), and how amazing it must have been to be a medical student and watch an autopsy/anatomy class in a big concert hall-type room, where such a thing was illegal. Anyway, that's what I thought of while reading your writer's block post, which was great.

Enrico said...

You better see a blockologist soon. Take it from someone who has a rather nasty form of this malady, you don't want to allow this insidious disease to spread!

I have found that cures involving non-traditional healers (shamans, televangelists, Republicans) can yield excellent results in spite of the prevailing medical data.

Good luck.


Palmdoc said...

We did post our cure ;)

Sid Schwab said...

palmdoc: I saw it. Thanks. I'll drink to that!!

I tried to leave a comment on your site, but it never sent me the login name....

Tom McNamee said...

That's at least two votes for a book! How about one that shows the variety of surgical situations: trauma, neuro, in utero. Or just pick five typical cases (lap chole, etc.), let us know the people, their symptoms, and treat the surgery just as you did here. Call it Five Easy Pieces! OK, block's over, get to work.

Anonymous said...

writers block of course.
right hearse block