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Old 01-25-2015, 10:16 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
Beautiful post, Rich. All the hearts that you have listened to would say thank you for sharing it.

I enjoyed reading that, too. Thanks for posting, Rich.

Oh, and I vote for saving it - mount it on the wall

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You could use your Gladstone bag and stethoscope as the centrepiece of a career themed decorative feature. It could include your MD degree, graduation photo, etc. it could be enhanced by selected plantings (digitalis?) and a waterfall.

I wanted to be an interior designer before I went to medical school.

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Old 01-25-2015, 10:36 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by ls99 View Post where you are poking!

Good advise in other realms of life as well...

Sorry about your baby, Rich. Isn't it amazing how sights, smells, songs, etc. can activate sometimes long forgotten thoughts/memories?

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... Heh, you ever heard a kidney stone passing? A bit hard to hear over the patient's other noises...
Not a doctor, but I cannot agree with you. A kidney stone passing is not hard to hear, as it causes loud noises.

Yes, I am talking about the groans and moans, the "ARGHH!", "UH!" emanating from the mouth of the sufferer. You need a stethoscope for that?
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:18 PM   #25
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Um, I did say the patient's OTHER noises.

As the old saying goes, pain is an output from the brain, telling you there is a problem. And the nervous system is amazingly good at pointing to the location of the problem.

The noises you describe could be the result of several causes. Just ask any doctor.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:33 PM   #26
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Thanks for sharing Rich. This medical device has a story to tell. Your story, for over 40 years. You used it on all kinds of people. Seems to me you should give it a place of honor.

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