[rant] TIL that even at one of the best hospitals in the country/world, some medical professionals are idiots. This PA was going over my medical history....
First he tried to tell me that "nobody" uses the particular anesthesia that I was given for my surgery last year. He didn't look very happy when I -- you know, just an ignorant patient -- explained exactly why they use it for neurosurgery.
Then he asked whether they'd had to give me any blood during the surgery. I said yes, 5 1/2 units, and he gave me that skeptical look again
. I said, "Yeah, that's a lot of blood for this little body, isn't it?", to make sure he knew that I knew precisely what I was talking about. No response.
And on and on... [/rant]