My life as a Malaysian doctor in the United States.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
It was a 'I have an urgent consult, can you please see ASAP?' type deal, coming from a cardiologist friend.
Mr. Y ate at The Machine Shed the other day. He reported having 4 slices of french toast with syrup, 2 beers, 2 shots of Jack and then was called to have his appointment with cardiology for pre-angio work up for ischemia. Why he had alcohol in the morning, before a doctor's visit when he was supposed to be NPO, I don't know.
His glucose after that was found to be 580 mg/dL while his triglycerides 850 mg/dL; naturally his angiogram was cancelled and he was routed my way.
I asked him why. He said he was splurging as he felt he could die from the angiogram anyhow. "I might as well enjoy life...!"