Subscribe: Comments on: How I Nearly Killed Myself
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
building  chemistry  doc  ether  events  fire  glad  god  gruntdoc  heat  hot plate  lab tech  lab  page  plate  room  story  student  tech 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Comments on: How I Nearly Killed Myself

Comments on: How I Nearly Killed Myself

Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas

Last Build Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:18:31 +0000


By: GruntDoc » Blog Archive » A chip off the old block

Fri, 09 Oct 2009 03:30:23 +0000

[...] my history, she called me on the way home to tell me of her escapade.  She said it reminded her of me, which [...]

By: PulmonaryJedi

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 08:56:10 +0000 had me at "ether"........ I'm impressed you managed to keep your eyebrows!

By: Mary

Sat, 24 May 2008 22:34:41 +0000

Wow! I'm glad you're still here GruntDoc! But I think I liked Mrs. GD's version of events better. I bet he did break them on purpose so that he could see you more often.

By: Nurse 1961

Fri, 23 May 2008 16:02:31 +0000

Now that you are an ED doc, there is little need for you to be using a hot plate. (Which should be reassuring to those who know that the ED is the ground floor of a 3 story building housing women's services, post-partum, and NICU.) However, if the case should arise in the Trauma room, I will be asking you to "Doc slowly step away from the fluid warmer. Heat, electricity, and water are not your friends."

By: Dr. Val

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:05:12 +0000

Whoah... I'm so glad that Acetone didn't blow. God works in mysterious ways - but maybe you were saved because a certain lab tech could find a use for you? :)

By: James

Fri, 23 May 2008 02:38:17 +0000

Thanks - that was a fun post. I hope you're more careful now. If you ever go for more than a couple of days without posting - we'll be starting to worry.

By: Catron

Fri, 23 May 2008 02:14:43 +0000

Cool story. The best part (for me anyway) is the bit about the flight reflex. That this response is hard-wired, requiring no input from the potential crispy critter is fascinating. I guess the gene pools that don't provide that faculty get drained pretty fast.

By: AuntSusie

Thu, 22 May 2008 22:25:27 +0000

How did I miss this 'little' event in the life of my first nephew? Too scary for Mom to share? Or minimized in order to spare the relatives of the "what ifs......."? I'm so glad much of the true events of youth emerge far after the facts would have scared the adults silly. So glad we have shared many happy times with you and that random "Lab tech".

By: Devorrah

Wed, 21 May 2008 23:38:31 +0000

What is the last thing a rock climber ever says? "Oh, shit"

By: Anonymous

Wed, 21 May 2008 18:22:10 +0000

Glad you survived....que forward god knows how many years: The scene: UTA's brand spanking new Chemistry & Physics building. The place: The shiny-est little organic lab class room ever. The setup: A 5 page worksheet with an entire page covering the volatile, flammable properties of Dimethyl ether. The result: Sophmore Chemistry major turns in the above work sheet and proceeds to turn on the heat on the combination hot plate/magnetic spinner (quote "to distill faster"). Subsequent (presumed) spark from said student's plate ignites ambient ether. Student's fire triggers fire system on top and bottom floors, flooding rooms and subsequently ruining untold notes, books, computers, and hair-do's. Lessons learned: GruntDoc's not alone.