Within my working lifetime, the pattern of antibiotic resistance in healthcare has transformed from a rare but notable event, to a problem of epidemic proportion. If we are to avoid a return to the pre-antibiotic landscape with all its excess mortality we must be bold. To squander the advantage we have so recently gained against microorganisms in the fight for life would be unthinkable.
Undesirable, sure; unthinkable, huh? It’s always been the bacteria’s world, we just live in it. Now pardon me while I return to paranoiacally monitoring my incisions for signs of infection and whimpering softly.
March 23, 2013 @ 6:08 pm
Hope everything came out okay.
I developed a small skin infection recently, so I'm probably a goner.
March 23, 2013 @ 6:40 pm
Had a hernia operation. Sore, but Percocet helps. Don't tell Cephus.
March 24, 2013 @ 12:36 am
Had that when I was three. I was mad at the doctor afterwards; pushed his hands away. Still remember.
April 2, 2013 @ 1:09 am
Damian, your weak dependence on opiates makes you worthy of assassination. Cephus is on the way!