While working on a general medicine unit I was approached by a specialist who inquired about a specific patient. His question was vague and open-ended and sounded something like, “How is he doing today?”
At this point, I will note that the above doctor was a hematologist.
I distinctly remember learning about the endoplasmic reticulum in ninth grade biology. I was sitting in the back of class, trying to stay awake, wondering why I needed to know about this seemingly insignificant organelle.
I work on a busy lung unit in one of Pittsburgh’s major hospitals. We care for a variety of patients with various lung ailments, most of them severe.
One of our patients has been with us for quite a while. Ben was involved in an accident which resulted in traumatic brain injury.