Are we there yet? The CDC, in a bungled attempt at being...like...super chill, came out a few days ago and made the announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in public. For about 0.00000015ths of a second I was excited. But then the realistic part of my brain started throbbing and … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #16
Good news and bad news. We've started watching The Crown, so please read this in a British accent, a la Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth. Now. Let's start with some good news, shall we? My lovely family indulged my desire to have a rather spoofy holiday card this year and... I present to you... "Best … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #15
Thanks-mother-effing-giving. Oh, hey there! So...big holiday coming up tomorrow. Also, we're still in the midst of a pandemic...lest you had forgotten, or maybe you are still using denial as a coping mechanism. In the past two hours, I have had two different friends reach out to me for advice regarding loved ones who have been … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #14
Hi Rose, my name is Dr. Bartlett. I'm going to be one of your doctors today. I heard that you had a rough night last night, so we're going to work on your medications to make sure you're staying more comfortable. You are too tired to open your eyes or talk to me right now … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #13
Hey Dr. Brown, So...I'm coming to see you bright and early tomorrow morning for my 2020 check up. Good news...between Covid, virtual school and the election, I don't have any reserve brain cells to conjure irrational worry that I'm dying of some obscure occult malignancy. WIN! So you won't need to order any CT scans … Continue reading Dear PCP
I for one am sick and tired of my Covid-19 Series. I'm tired of Covid. I don't like wearing a mask to Target and I don't like that my kids can't have a "normal life" right now. I am also tired of people getting sick and dying. As a physician, I find myself walking the … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #9
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this, I'd buy a new pair of Rothy's...or a bottle of Silver Oak. This seems to be the million dollar question right now and it is impossible to answer. So...my short answer is "I have no effing idea." In medicine we try to make … Continue reading Should I send my kids to school this fall?