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    [–] The Sad Truth VaBookworm 1 points ago in MINI

    In Virgina, EVERYONE waves. Moved to NC and NO ONE waves. I love going home to VB because people wave again.

    [–] Finally made our foster baby an official member of the family ❤️ VaBookworm 3 points ago in akita

    When I met my hubby, he was fostering Bannon through RIAR. He brought Bannon on our first date because he was coming from a rescue event. The best ice breaker for an awkward person on a first date is to bring a giant floof 😆

    [–] Finally made our foster baby an official member of the family ❤️ VaBookworm 4 points ago in akita

    Is that Rakki Inu Akita Rescue??? We got Akari from there and it looks very much like RIAR ☺️

    [–] Strange Planet Series 2 VaBookworm 3 points ago in funny

    Yes he is! He posts a bunch of these on his instagram! @nathanwpylestrangeplanet

    [–] Doctor sent me to get bloodwork at an in-network diagnostics center, and I’ve been sent a $1700 bill with a note saying these charges were denied payment by insurance based on the diagnosis reported by the physician. VaBookworm 2 points ago in legaladvice

    I get appeal forms from time to time for patients whose labwork coverage was denied based on my diagnosis code... I just adjust the diagnosis codes to be more appropriate to ensure it gets covered (i.e. if someone comes in complaining of fatigue, I run some labs such as a thyroid hormone level. Sometimes I code it as “screening for thyroid disorder” but insurance denies it, so I just change the code to the symptom of “fatigue” and they cover it. I would just contact your insurance and ask them to appeal the charge.

    [–] Just a pretty feature at our hotel that happens to look like a Stargate. VaBookworm 2 points ago in pics

    My brother proposed to my now SIL in that gazebo 😁 He had sent me a pic of the stargate at the start of their trip and said he had found the perfect spot to ask her (he had introduced her to Stargate when they were dating and she loved it).

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 1 points ago in BabyBumps

    I generally don’t get comments about my weight, but I’ve had hundreds of comments on my age... I spent my first few years in practice being called Doogie Howser, and I’ve actually had patience refuse to be seen by me because I’m “too young”... god forbid you be treated by someone who trained on some of the most recent medical practices 🙄

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 2 points ago in BabyBumps

    Ugh! Isn’t that the worst?? I was overweight when I was in PA school and dropped about 60lbs through diet and exercise... I figured it would be a tad hypocritical to tell people they need to lose weight and be overweight myself. No other patients have commented on it so blatantly, so it blew my mind when she straight called me out on gaining weight 😳

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 1 points ago in BabyBumps

    Not at all! She’s actually incredibly thin!

    I’ve had to have that conversation with many patients (especially ones who suffer from chronic knee problems/back pain), but definitely never this lady 🤔 I have absolutely no clue what could have made her say it 🤷‍♀️

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 6 points ago in BabyBumps

    My mom cried when I told her (typical thrilled mom stuff) and then said “Oh thank god... I wasn’t sure how to bring up that it looks like you’ve gained some weight! Thanks mom 🙄

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 6 points ago in BabyBumps

    I legit just wanted to say “Well... I was going to write you some Tamiflu, but instead I think you can just suffer. Maybe that will teach you some manners.”

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 18 points ago in BabyBumps

    I was so caught off guard by it that my brain kind of broke for a minute and all I could manage was that I was pregnant... as if I owe her an excuse!

    My SIL is 10 weeks ahead of me and apparently last week some lady asked how far along she was and she said 29 weeks and the lady’s response was "you're a whopper!". My poor SIL cried about it when she got home 😕 As if she can help it! People are so insensitive!

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 15 points ago in BabyBumps

    Yes! 😆 We’re due in July, and he was actually slated for a 4 month deployment starting in June, but they ended up sending him early! We actually found out we were pregnant the day after he left so the timing ended up being perfect!

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 40 points ago in BabyBumps

    I really don’t know how she could have expected a positive reaction🤔 My scrubs are basically all I have left that fits me... Since they’re getting tight now, I think it’s time to go shopping!

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 80 points ago in BabyBumps

    “Patient presents to the office complaining of flu-like symptoms and appears to be inappropriately fixated on her medical provider’s weight.” 😂

    [–] Last night I was told by a random patient that I’m getting fat 🥺 VaBookworm 17 points ago in BabyBumps

    After the week I’d had, it took a lot of self control... there was this inner voice screaming not to say something’s, since I know if she complained, it’d be my job on the line for being disrespectful to a patient 🙄

    [–] Which basic knowledge did you totally forget for a moment? VaBookworm 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Basic arithmetic... literally every time I’m calculating a tip and totaling a receipt.

    [–] Cue freak out 😩 VaBookworm 1 points ago in BabyBumps

    I strongly recommend NOT watching Call the Midwife while preggo... Even knowing we have epidurals and such now, it still made me wonder wtf I was thinking...

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. VaBookworm 78 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I’m a PA and I get this SO MUCH. It’s generally older guys who make the inappropriate comments, but younger guys make me feel equally uncomfortable by doing stuff like asking me out. Bruh, I’m your PCP. That’s gonna be a definite No. Also, I just treated you for chlamydia. What makes you think you have any kind of a chance? And they aren’t deterred AT ALL by my wedding band!

    The older guys all make sleazy comments. My last name is the same as a popular candy bar... I’ve had so much “Mmm... I’d like to get a bite of that!” and nothing makes me want to leave the exam faster.

    [–] Medical professionals of Reddit, what are some things you wish you could tell your patients (but due to professionalism, can't)? VaBookworm 5 points ago in AskReddit

    I’ve hit the point where I straight up throw some providers under the bus... I’ve had so many people come in for ER follow ups lately for “atypical pneumonia”. Reading the ER records, they had normal lung sounds and a negative chest xray. They were given antibiotics and sent home.

    One of these had seen me 2 days prior for cough x2 days and I had diagnosed viral URI, so she came in all smug like, “see? I needed antibiotics.” So I shut that shit down quick and pointed out that there was zero evidence of pneumonia and they told her that and gave her abx to get rid of her.

    I now point it out to all the cases I see as ER follow ups. Many of them are frustrated because the “antibiotics didn’t work.” And I need to justify me not giving them more, by making them understand they have a viral cough which tends to linger.