Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Choosing a Surgeon

Managed care has made it difficult to find specialists when you need them. Sometimes insurance limits your options to just a handful of practitioners, so how do you choose a good one?

Look for a surgeon with good focus. The ability to concentrate is essential.

It takes a very steady hand.

It takes a very steady hand.

They get bonus points if they’re ambidextrous.

Gloves are encouraged but not required

Gloves are encouraged but not required

A willingness to really get in there and dig around is a plus. Operate big or go home, I say. Surgery ain’t for sissies.

Ignore the red light on the dude's nose. That's just a spleen. Or a liver. Or something non-essential.

Ignore the red light on the dude’s nose. That’s just a spleen. Or a liver. Or something non-essential.

This scalpel jockey is for hire.

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You could do worse.

With a bit of luck, you won’t hear what I heard at the end of this particular operation.

“This poor fellow’s dead.”

Sorry about that, little buddy. I’m pretty sure it’s not because you yanked out his heart with both hands.

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26 thoughts on “Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Choosing a Surgeon

  1. That game used to scare me SO BADLY. I couldn’t play it. Something about that noise – ugh. I apparently have the startle reflex of a soldier back from a particularly harrowing war, and have ever since I was Squish’s age.

    • I was never good at it. Now I can operate like a boss. Something to do with developing motor skills as I age. I am strangely proud of that. But I have likely also peaked out and will be stuck with Candyland for the rest of my life.

    • I apparently have the startle reflex of a soldier back from a particularly harrowing war…

      Me too! Or something similar. We have this radio at home and whenever you need to completely shut it down, it makes this loud noise — like a cross between that buzzer from Operation and some loud pop. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve heard it, if I’m caught unawares (like when the power suddenly goes out), I WILL shriek like a banshee.

  2. I found your blog a week or two ago and finally had time to read through more of it today… I started at the start this morning… and read every single post. I’m finally done! Now you need to write more so I have a new excuse to do absolutely nothing for a day 🙂

  3. LOL at least with this patient you can try and try again.

    That was one of my favorite games when I was a kid. That was the dark ages. In this video age, it is nice to see that it is still around.

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