UroStream has got me rolling again. This time she points out how surgeons continually pass the buck of post-op pain onto the ever-hardworking anesthesiologist:
When a post-op patient comes in, complaining of various little ills, I nod slowly, and in my most "knowing" and empathic tone, I will say: "yes, it's all because of the anesthesia." I can usually get away with this for up to three weeks after the surgery. And it's a no-blame situation. It's certainly not the fault of the anesthesiologist who usually does a stellar job, it's just this *nebulous* entity know as "the anesthesia".Three weeks after the surgery! She is one funny urologist.