A classmate posted on fb that the generic name for Viagra should be mycoxaflopin, and I crack up about it every time I think about it.
Follow-up suggestion: midixadrupin. Also good, though didn’t make me LAUGH UNTIL I CRIED like mycoxaflopin.
Nobody loves good dick joke more than I do.
I always appreciate a good Viagra joke.
Medblr wang joke appreciation club.
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Asked by Anonymous
In the case of vaccinations and infectious diseases, we have done such an effective job over the last fifty years at eradicating disease that society has forgotten how much blood was shed over what is now a preventable illness. Sadly, it seems that vaccination rates are starting to lapse and poor antibiotic stewardship is leading to infections completely resistant to our antimicrobial agents. On this front, I feel that we have in some ways failed to do our due diligence as a culture and as a society. That is a whole topic unto itself.
Now that I am rotating through palliative medicine, the science and medicine of our care is sometimes overestimated by patients. It is often a mix of misunderstandings, unrealistic expectations, or a disconnect with the health care team.
What I do find to be the greatest barrier to true acceptance of death and the process of dying is society’s aversion of the subject. Often the first time people encounter death is through an affected family member or a friend. It generally comes as a surprise and a shock, and no one is sure how to cope or deal with it. It can be a very superficial experience unless you are directly affected; otherwise, it remains a nebulous and remote concept that is uncomfortable to talk about for most people until it begins to appear among their closest circle. I think if society was more open to talking about death and the process of dying, it can make everyone better informed and better equipped to support and come to grips with this kind of news.
Having said that, accepting our own mortality and impending death is difficult and will most likely continue to be a challenge for patients and health care providers alike.
Like many subjects, what treatments I pursue in my medical care depends on the context. At a young age with a reversible process, I would definitely consider all treatments. But if I am elderly with a terminal disease where the risks of therapy are greater than the benefits, then perhaps a more conservative, comfortable approach is more appropriate.