Saturday, June 6, 2009

Seekerville Medical Weekend Edition

A little fun to start your weekend.
We'll do a brief (really brief) exploration of medicine and writing.

Let's see if you can name these medical personnel. Not their real name but their fictional persona names. There's a few hard ones in there.







Answers at the end of the post.

Here are some of my favorite places to research medical issues.

Finally, I thought I'd share these writing notations from patient charts.

  • The patient has no previous history of suicides.
  • On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it disappeared.
  • The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
  • Discharge status: Alive, but without my permission.
  • Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year old male, mentally alert, but forgetful.
  • She is numb from her toes down.
  • She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until she got a divorce.
  • Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities
  • When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room.
  • The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of fuel and crashed.
  • She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December.
  • The patient was to have a bowel resection. However he took a job as a stockbroker instead.

Here's the surgery schedule: there's one brain implant this week and we're awaiting a prior authorization for the removal of a large attitude.

Monday: Dr. Janet Dean

Tuesday: Dr. Myra L. Johnson

Wednesday: Dr. Julie Lessman

Thursday: Dr. Ruth (hahahaha)

Friday: Special Guest in the hospital lecture room:
Harlequin and Silhouette author, Cheryl St. John .

We Have Winners:

Congratulations to Katie the winner of the Coconut Prize package from Dispatch From Unpubbed Island.

The Contest Alert winners of either Jenna Glatzer's, Outwitting Writer's Block: And Other Problems of the Pen or Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors by Brandilyn Collins are:

Rose & JStantonChandler aka Jennifer

All winners should send their snail mail address to Tina Russo (

Mary Connealy:

Margaret Daley's blog Sunday, June 6th.
Petticoats and Pistols Wednesday June 10th.
Our Circle of Friends blog thursday June 11th.

Missy Tippens:

Blog tour stops this week (or those that are ongoing).
Drawing for a copy of His Forever Love at most stops!

Janet Dean's, A Cup of Faith blog, June 11
Camy Tang's, Camy's Loft blog, June 10
Rylee Andrews blog, Writing in B&W, June 8

Roxanne Rustand's, All Creatures Great and Small..right now!

Harlequin/Silhouette Readers--contest June 1-15

June 14, 12-2:00 pm
Book launch and signing--Royalties donated to Jeff Duren's Bone Marrow Transplant fund
Winder First United Methodist Church Room 131. Email Missy for details.

Julie Lessman:

May 31-June 15:
Review and Book Giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) at Janna Ryan's blog, Corn Husker Academy.

June 1-7:
Interview and book giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) on Melissa Owen's blog, Melissa's Bookshelf.

June 3-7:
Review and book giveaway (signed copy of A Passion Most Pure) on Sherrinda's blog, A Writer Wannabe.
June 8-11:
Interview and book giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) on Annette Irby's blog, Net's Book Notes.

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 to 3:00 PM: Book Signing* at Borders Sunset Hills, St. Louis, Missouri

*Book signing with both Julie Lessman AND Irene Hannon, award-winning author of romantic suspense.

Have you sighted Cheryl Wyatt's new release?

A Soldier's Reunion-Wings of Refuge Book 4.

Despite a decade apart, this isn't the reunion Mandy Manchester expected! She thought she'd put high school sweetheart Nolan Briggs behind her. Now he's back…and the pararescue jumper literally sweeps her off her feet. He's ready and willing to rekindle what they once shared. Mandy, though, isn't prepared to put her heart at risk. He left her before—she won't trust him again. Can Nolan teach this grounded girl to take a leap of faith?

Here's hoping you have a great weekend.

If not, take two pieces of chocolate and call us Monday morning.

A. Doug Ross
B. Nurse Ratched
C. Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
D. Isobel "Izzy" Stevens
E. John "J.D." Dorian
F.Nurse Christine Chapel
, Star Trek
G. Dr. Adam Brick, The Love Boat
H. Dr. James Kildare, Dr. Kildare


  1. TINA, TINA, TINA ... Dear Lord, this is the hardest I laughed all week -- three LOUD guffaws that has my golden retriever wondering what's up!

    You really are too funny (and clever) for words sometimes!!

    LOVE the post, obviously, and oh my, that George Clooney ... may not like his politics, but mmmm, that bedside manner would sure make me take my medicine! :)


  2. I am so glad I've never had a dr that looked like Dr. Ross! Talk about being intimidated.

    Another wonderful 'weekend edition'--
    Thanks Tina.

    Cliche alert: Laughter is the best medicine and you always fill the Rx.

  3. Ooo-la-la, chocolate is my favorite medicene ever! Forget George Clooney, you are my kind of doctor!


  5. Hey guys! Chocolate sounds like a good alternative to aspirin! lol

  6. Oh, oh, too funny! I love that final prescription with the chocolate. Now, that's my kind of medicine. It sure beats a spoon full of sugar.

    Susan :)

  7. Tina, thanks for the laughs this morning! I love Scrubs so it was fun to see "Newbie's" face up there!

    Also, WOW! I can't believe I won!!! What a wonderful Monday morning surprise. Thanks a ton!!!

    And thank you for such a wonderful blog! I learn so much from it (and laugh so hard). Have a wonderful week.


  8. O yeah! Totally forgot to post this. Sorry. I was still waiting for my coffee to kick in!

    Congrats to Katie and Rose!