Stranger things have happened in hospitals

Osteomeylitis. Today the word slipped out of my mouth, without my filter blocking it. I stared at it as it hung in the air.

Of course, my first thought was, “Wait. Did I mean to use that exact word? Did I miss a syllable? Why didn’t I just say that the infection had spread to the bone?

“Next week, I want to try giving you two patients,” says my instructor. “I think you’re ready.”

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