finally, a little honesty
I was just in a patient's room, getting ready to TPA her PICC line, when I told her (she's four years old, by the way):
"Now don't worry, sweetie, this isn't going to hurt. And I mean that in a real way, not the fake way that all of us doctors usually say something isn't going to hurt but then it really does. This time, I'm actually telling the truth."
She looked back at me, eyes big as saucers.
Currently reading: "Deception Point." At this point, I'm just reading so that I can finish the book. So then I can BURN IT.