Month: March 2015

  • Man Assaults Woman

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    A 40-year-old woman presented saying a man attacked her earlier in the day. He pulled her legs, kicked her back and cut her with a knife on her arms, legs and chest. Most of the time, when a woman comes in after being assaulted, she is pretty upset. In this case, my patient was upbeat…

  • Waffle Iron Cookies

    I recently shared a recipe I got from a Daughters of the Utah Pioneers cookbook my wife got from our friend, Louise. This is the only other recipe in that book that was unusual enough to interest me. Who every heard of cooking cookies in a waffle iron rather than baking them? Obviously, they look…

  • Yellow and Green Bag

    Most of the trauma straps that come into our department are nine feet long and two inches wide. They are made of nylon or some similar material. Occasionally, straps come in from somewhere outside our county that are different. They are made of the same material as seat belts, which are heavier, smoother and finer…

  • Uncontrollable Eye Movements

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    A twenty-two-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department by her mother for “uncontrollable eye movements.” The patient said, “Every time I close my eyes, my eyes will roll back in my head and I can’t stop them from moving.” She also had uncontrollable twitching all over her body. This had been going on for…

  • I’m Losing Sperm Every Day

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    A 35-year-old man came in saying, “I’m losing sperm every day.” He said it was because he was masturbating too much. He said he masturbated so much he was unable to get an erection any more. He masturbated so much he vomited. This was causing him to lose strength and he felt like something was…