Categories
Uncategorized

Adventures in the ER!

2013-12-19

Let me apologize to all my friends who are nurses, i’m sure the urine pun is “old hat” for you! haha OLD HAT!?  (cause Sephie is wearing an old nurse’s hat!?  pun central!)

Good news, everyone!  my leg isn’t broken.  You didn’t know that was a possibility, you say?  oh, it is.  Anything is possible!  what a magical world.  Last night, in the ER from about 9:30 until 12:00, let me tell you, Diana and I experienced some magic.
Also, no baby yet.

OK!  So I met a man who was born A YEAR overdue.  a YEAR.  Hard to believe?  NOPE it’s actually SUPER common!  OR, at least, it would be, if I were to believe even for a second a 100% drunk man and his wife, who was so obviously trying her luck at getting morphine (or something similar) from the doctors.  We sat beside them for the whole 2.5 hours we were there, and it was one of the most patience-trying experiences of my ENTIRE life.  You might even say those patients tried my patience.  I’m on FIRE today!  BAD PUNS ABOUND!  …Between their government conspiracies,  their complaining about the Canadian health-care system, their completely untrue yet graphic re-tellings of life events (the guy fell off a 10 story building into a garbage bin, and he was thankful he wasn’t wearing a safety line cause THAT would have killed him, obviously), their OBNOXIOUSLY prying small-talk, their constant threats to sue the hospital for making them wait so long, and their constant “hey lady, you got any coffee around here?  i need some coffee”…  It took everything in me not to limp over to a different, more-quiet corner of the ER waiting room.

Anyways!  i’d like to say it made the waiting fly by, as it’s kind of funny recalling it… but the truth is, that was one of the longest 2.5 hours of my life.  …though, when Diana goes into labour, i’m sure i’ll have a new standard to measure how slow time can move.

Categories
Uncategorized

Triage

2013-12-3

If you’re ever at the ER, waiting in triage, make sure you don’t bleed on anyone… even out of spite!  Spite is never a good reason just to bleed everywhere.
Oh, triage.  I have a love-hate relationship with the whole idea.  When I’m in pain, no one else matters, and Triage doesn’t always agree with that assessment.  Although… When I dislocated my shoulder, i’m pretty sure they rushed me through triage because my screaming was making everyone else uncomfortable.  I don’t have a very high threshold for pain i guess?  And other people don’t have a very high threshold for noise tolerance?
Have a great Tuesday!

Just thought I should mention, as a way of thanking you readers, if you want a free “slow day” book, which is a 100-strip “charlie and the ghost” story line, you should send me an email and i’ll put your name into a draw!  rob.shauf@gmail.com is the email addy!  Or just write a comment on the page, or send me a twitter, or something.  I’m gonna give a few away every week in december, if enough people email me!  I’ll do the draw on friday.

Categories
Uncategorized

Children’s Hospial

2013-8-8Credit for the idea behind this comic goes 100% to my wife.  I feel like most of the comic updates this week have been based around gross bodily functions, and so i’m pleased to make a comic that isn’t about pooping or sneezing or farting or whatever.

Pretty happy with how this one turned out.  Ever since I made the switch to the new art style, which is much more simple and stream-lined, when I look through my old book I get a little jealous.  Maybe I had more time?  Maybe I had better artistic influences?  Anyways, I like to make a big page comic once in a while to remind myself that I can still do it.

How is everyone’s week going?  Hopefully it’s goin good!  It’s thursday, which is half way in between the halfway point of the week and the weekend.  For many people, this is a good thing!  I actually work on sundays, so i mean, weekends aren’t as big of a deal for me.