Friday, July 08, 2011

It's Heart-Attack Friday

Dalai's note: A few years ago, our most senior partner was stricken with an MI on a Friday after working a twelve-day shift including weekend call. Today is my 24th day of work with only one day off in the middle, due to some scheduling problems in the front office. Thus, for me, this is a triple "Heart Attack Friday." With some luck, I'll make it past midnight tonight....

With apologies to Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson....



Dalai:
My head is hot and my ST segments are depressed

And so am I

Angina passes like molasses in wintertime

But it's July

Got more pain by the hour and older by the minute

Damn call days just pushed me over the limit

I'd like it to be indigestion

But think I'll just call it MI

Chorus:

Draw me up some TPA

Get that needle parked before my heart infarcts

I've only been at work for twenty five days

It's Heart-Attack Friday

Dalai:

This cardiac cath is going to take all day

And half the night

Tomorrow morning I know there'll be hell to pay

Hey, but that's all right

I ain't had much time off in this part of the year

My cardiac event is gonna start right here

If the phone's for me

You can tell 'em I've just gone off call PERMANENTLY

Chorus:

Draw me up some TPA

Get that needle parked before my heart infarcts

I've only been at work for three weeks and four days

It's Heart-Attack Friday


Dalai:

I could have retired young

And had some fun, and always be in bed before 2

At a moment like this, I can't help but wonder

What would Jimmy Buffett do?

Jimmy Buffett:

Funny you should ask, Dalai....

I'd say,

"Draw him up some TPA

Get that needle parked before his heart infarcts

He's only been at work for three weeks and four days

It's Heart-Attack Friday

Yup, Draw him up some TPA

Get that needle parked before his heart infarcts

He's only been at work for three weeks and four days

It's Heart-Attack Friday"

He don't care

And I don't care

It's Heart-Attack Friday

Hey, how's his EKG?

What hospital is he in?

Dalai:

It doesn't matter

It's Heart-Attack Friday

Jimmy:

It's always Heart-Attack Friday when you're on call

Dalai:

I heard that

Jimmy:

You've been there haven't you?

Dalai

Not yet, Jimmy

Jimmy:

I've seen your name on the chart

Dalai:

I need to go to Margaritaville, STAT!

Jimmy:

All right. That's good



1 comment:

23 Skidoo said...

I thought TPA was for strokes?