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(WLOX Biloxi)   You're a surgeon stuck in a traffic jam while your patient waits on the table. Do you : C) borrow a bicycle from a seven year old and pedal through traffic with a police escort   (wlox.com) divider line 95
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2012-08-23 09:52:21 AM
Her friend gladly loaned her his seven year old daughter's bike and helmet and the nearly six foot tall surgeon resumed her journey to the surgery center.

Nice visual!

/Plus 1 for non-ironic use of the Hero tag, Subster.
 
2012-08-23 10:00:57 AM
It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
2012-08-23 10:01:53 AM
OMG I *may* have actually choked up.
 
2012-08-23 10:02:37 AM
community.titantv.com
Way to go, Sasha!
 
2012-08-23 10:06:41 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.

 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.
 
2012-08-23 10:07:40 AM
I don't believe that happened.
 
2012-08-23 10:14:37 AM

brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.


+1, would favorite again.
 
2012-08-23 10:18:53 AM
Baton Rouge surgeon, Catherine Baucom, MD of Elliot Mastology Center

Wow, that must have been rough as a kid, being a boy named Catherine. Especially in the south.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-08-23 10:26:29 AM
Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."
 
2012-08-23 10:27:43 AM
I hope the police gave her a ride, rather than leading as she pedaled to the hospital..
 
2012-08-23 10:28:00 AM

jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."


That was the first thought that came to my mind.

/got to get your cardio in anyway you can i guess
 
2012-08-23 10:37:17 AM

jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."


This
 
2012-08-23 10:38:05 AM

brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.


God got served! :-/
 
2012-08-23 10:58:16 AM

gameshowhost: brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.

God got served! :-/


Yes, yes I did. Whoops.
 
2012-08-23 12:03:09 PM
So if the police were able to get through traffic to escort her, why couldn't they have just given her a ride the rest of the way?
 
2012-08-23 12:04:05 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: gameshowhost: brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.

God got served! :-/

Yes, yes I did. Whoops.


"I can't operate on him. He's my son."
 
2012-08-23 01:03:15 PM
Winston!

/not obscure
//well that part might be
 
2012-08-23 01:03:45 PM

jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."


Well it could be the cop was on a motorcycle. Don't exactly have a place to put bicycle.
 
2012-08-23 01:03:59 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: God Is My Co-Pirate: gameshowhost: brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.

God got served! :-/

Yes, yes I did. Whoops.

"I can't operate on him. He's my son."


Oh snap...but where did they bury the survivors?

/and as for the story...damn dust in this office.
 
2012-08-23 01:07:46 PM
At least he didn't just up and steal the bike, leaving the seven-year-old on the side of the road shouting "I want my bike! I want my bike!"

Too obscure? Hardly. This is Fark.
 
2012-08-23 01:09:44 PM

LaraAmber: jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."

Well it could be the cop was on a motorcycle. Don't exactly have a place to put bicycle.


It says she got back on I-10. I'm thinking that due to the accident the freeway was jammed and she was cruising on the shoulder. So even the police cruiser was trapped in the gridlock. It may have been that officer radioed ahead for a cruiser to meet her at the next exit and then they tossed the bike in her trunk and the cruiser drove her in via secondary roads.

/that would be the logical way to do it
//our local police will occasionally run over to get doctors
 
2012-08-23 01:10:42 PM
wouldn't the empty car cause a traffic jam as well?
 
2012-08-23 01:11:45 PM

misterfweem: At least he didn't just up and steal the bike, leaving the seven-year-old on the side of the road shouting "I want my bike! I want my bike!"

Too obscure? Hardly. This is Fark.


Now I'm picturing her hitching a ride with the cops by holding their hands through the windows of their cruiser.

/yes, I know that's not quite how that went down
 
2012-08-23 01:12:46 PM
She owes that kid two dollars!
 
2012-08-23 01:14:15 PM
In my brain I immediately thought of the scene from Inner Space where the doctor from the lab that shrinks Dennis Quaid is on a bike trying to get away from that snap-on arm guy.
 
2012-08-23 01:15:13 PM
At first I thought: they didn't have any other surgeons to operate on the accident victim? Then it said it was a mastology center. So breast cancer. So non-emergency. Just reschedule that shiat.
 
2012-08-23 01:16:59 PM
I want my bike! I want my bike! I want my bike!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-23 01:17:53 PM
The My Little Pony Killer: "I can't operate on him. He's my son."

Ha! Nice All in The Family reference.
 
2012-08-23 01:18:12 PM

misterfweem: At least he didn't just up and steal the bike, leaving the seven-year-old on the side of the road shouting "I want my bike! I want my bike!"

Too obscure? Hardly. This is Fark.


I want my two dollars!
 
2012-08-23 01:19:55 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.


It needs a slow-motion montage set to some bad 80's music.
 
2012-08-23 01:21:03 PM
Yeah, she's a hero now but wait until the family gets the bill....

Single-track vehicle, Qty: 1, Price: $32,592.19
Impact attenuator, Qty: 1, Price: $18,450.32
Emergency services, Qty: 1, Price: $235,092.02
.
.
.
.
(page 4)
Surgical Material Sterilization Attendant, Qty: 1, Price: $1934.33

Full payment due upon receipt. All balances remaining after 120 days subject to collections. You're going to wish you died.
 
2012-08-23 01:25:41 PM

jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."


This was in Baton Rouge LA, the police there ride Big Wheels so no, it would not have been quicker.
 
2012-08-23 01:25:46 PM
Knew this would be about Baton Rouge as soon as I read "traffic jam." The traffic in this city is always awful, but the gridlock during yesterday's shutdown of I-10 was unlike anything I'd ever seen.
 
2012-08-23 01:26:12 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.


Does anybody have a picture of Robin from How I Met Your Mother doing the bicycle jump? I figure that's appropriate here.
 
2012-08-23 01:27:38 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

approves (couldn't find pic of them stealing kids' bikes
 
2012-08-23 01:29:41 PM

jbc: Escorted by police?!? Wouldn't it be quicker to get into the squad car at that point? "No thanks, officer. I'd rather pedal the rest of the way."


Ok, yeah I was wondering the same thing.
apparently the doc wasn't a brain surgeon
 
hej
2012-08-23 01:31:38 PM
D) Don't wait until the last minute to show up for your operation, so shat like this isn't a problem to begin with.
 
2012-08-23 01:32:31 PM
TFA leaves out details that would have been appropriate.
Such as, was this a scheduled surgery?
If so, why was surgery started before the doctor was in-house?
and...
If so, maybe doc should have left for work earlier? ...and the Hero tag might want to take a hike.

If not, shouldn't the hospital have a Plan B for situations like this???

In every scheduled surgery situation that I and family members have had the doctor has shown up at the patient's bedside before surgery for a reassuring "chat." In the only emergency surgery situation, the ER doctor was "sleeping in the back" (seemed drugged out of his mind to me) when he was called to the patient whose minor-looking puncture wound suddenly started to hemorrhage. I wasn't the patient and they didn't even take time to throw me out of the operating room where we had been waiting for the past hour or so. My ex, who faints at the sight of blood, scared them when he started to passout. Fortunately, I knew he would faint if he looked at what they were doing and didn't freak as much as the staff.
 
2012-08-23 01:33:25 PM

moops: I want my bike! I want my bike! I want my bike!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x164]


Came for this, left happy.
 
2012-08-23 01:36:01 PM
What? Not to shiat on this Doc, but those tiny bikes suck. I can run faster for a longer distance then riding one of those.
 
2012-08-23 01:36:41 PM
But... this is a little girl's bike. This is for a little girl.

/nothing is obscure here
 
2012-08-23 01:39:42 PM

KrispyKritter: misterfweem: At least he didn't just up and steal the bike, leaving the seven-year-old on the side of the road shouting "I want my bike! I want my bike!"

Too obscure? Hardly. This is Fark.

I want my two dollars!


I'm sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.
 
2012-08-23 01:45:55 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: What? Not to shiat on this Doc, but those tiny bikes suck. I can run faster for a longer distance then riding one of those.


If the picture of her is depicting the same thing she was wearing during the jam, she's wearing black crocs (staff at the hospital I work at love wearing them too) and running isn't really possible in those things.
 
2012-08-23 01:47:04 PM

brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.


Oh, so the "doctor" was a veterinarian.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-08-23 01:49:13 PM

FinFangFark: The My Little Pony Killer: God Is My Co-Pirate: gameshowhost: brap: God Is My Co-Pirate: It sounds like the uplifting finale of an 80s comedy, but good for him.
 
 
Good for HER you sexist pig.

God got served! :-/

Yes, yes I did. Whoops.

"I can't operate on him. He's my son."

Oh snap...but where did they bury the survivors?

/and as for the story...damn dust in this office.


"thankfully you stopped, my suspenders were stuck in your door."
 
2012-08-23 01:49:35 PM

spentmiles: Yeah, she's a hero now but wait until the family gets the bill....

Single-track vehicle, Qty: 1, Price: $32,592.19
Impact attenuator, Qty: 1, Price: $18,450.32
Emergency services, Qty: 1, Price: $235,092.02
.
.
.
.
(page 4)
Surgical Material Sterilization Attendant, Qty: 1, Price: $1934.33

Full payment due upon receipt. All balances remaining after 120 days subject to collections. You're going to wish you died.


First do no harm... LOL
 
2012-08-23 01:55:56 PM

jacla: TFA leaves out details that would have been appropriate.
Such as, was this a scheduled surgery?
If so, why was surgery started before the doctor was in-house?
and...
If so, maybe doc should have left for work earlier? ...and the Hero tag might want to take a hike.

If not, shouldn't the hospital have a Plan B for situations like this???

In every scheduled surgery situation that I and family members have had the doctor has shown up at the patient's bedside before surgery for a reassuring "chat." In the only emergency surgery situation, the ER doctor was "sleeping in the back" (seemed drugged out of his mind to me) when he was called to the patient whose minor-looking puncture wound suddenly started to hemorrhage. I wasn't the patient and they didn't even take time to throw me out of the operating room where we had been waiting for the past hour or so. My ex, who faints at the sight of blood, scared them when he started to passout. Fortunately, I knew he would faint if he looked at what they were doing and didn't freak as much as the staff.


Not sure about all the answers, but the article says nothing about the patient waiting on a table, only subby did:

"Baton Rouge surgeon, Catherine Baucom, MD of Elliot Mastology Center, was on her way to surgery at BRASS Surgery Center Wednesday morning when she found herself caught in the traffic caused by the accident that shutdown Interstate 10 early Wednesday morning.
...
Her patient and the staff of BRASS are grateful and amazed, but not surprised, by her dedication to patient care and service excellence."

So I'd be shocked if any surgery or prep had actually begun. It was probably more like "this is supposed to happen around 9, it's 840, im not gonna make it" sort of deal. Also the article says it was a traffic accident that caused the jam so I don't see how leaving earlier would make a difference unless it was 2 minutes after it happened.

And for some surgeries, having a Plan B might not necessarily be easy. If its a specialized surgery and there are only a handful of capable docs, and the others are busy... they can't just call in a junior doctor and (potentially) can't postpone. Also if I were the patient, I would feel better if my surgeon was actually the person who had been preparing and researching about it lately.
 
2012-08-23 01:56:29 PM
There is still hope for humanity.
 
2012-08-23 01:56:56 PM

turnonyrlovelite: Knew this would be about Baton Rouge as soon as I read "traffic jam." The traffic in this city is always awful, but the gridlock during yesterday's shutdown of I-10 was unlike anything I'd ever seen.


I was feeling your pain yesterday too and feel it somewhat less every single day. I come in from 73 to the downtown area every week day and return to 73 at night. The drive is only 22 miles but it takes 45 minutes in the morning and over an hour at night. The biggest problem we have is that there are no direct routes east to west or north to south aside from the interstate and 61. The interstate has more on and off ramps than you can shake a stick at and 61 has traffic lights pretty much every hundred feet. I was lucky enough to find out that River road was opened yesterday because of the wreck so after I got past Brightside there were no car in front of me and I flew home. This town doesn't need a loop as much as it needs four four lane roads across town north and south east and west that only have lights where they cross each other. The interstate wouldn't be a problem at that point, because there wouldn't be everyone and his dog using it.
 
2012-08-23 01:58:28 PM
Way to add details, failmitter.

Surgeon was on her way to surgery at a surgery center, not a hospital. They don't wheel the patient in the room until they see the whites of the surgeons eyes. Patient would not be on the table without having been examined -- even in an emergency.

Kudos to center's PR staff for getting cute anecdote turned into "see how heroic our doctors are". Note that the name of the center is mentioned 3 times in a short article.
 
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