Thursday, December 19, 2013

I've got friends in high places.

Some doctor:  Where do you work?

Jamie (with more Blue Devil pride than ever): Duke!

Doctor:  What do you do at Duke?

Jamie:  Blah, blah, blah, Dan A*r*i*e*l*y

Doctor:  I've heard of him. 

Then, almost as if on cue Dan arrives at the Neuro ICU with his trademark "Hello, hello" greeting.

Turns out Dan knows the newly minted chief of neurosurgery at Duke.  Dan makes a phone call and minutes later the chief shows up in my hospital room.  I already felt like I was in good hands but it can't hurt to have the head honcho stop by.

The chief is gracious with his time and explains the situation.  It makes sense.  

I sign the consent form.  
With my right hand.  

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