Yesterday I saw a patient who receives her care at both "the program" and at my clinic. She was following up on an ER visit, in which she was treated for a "spider bite" on her buttocks. Amazingly, this spider bite looked like the abcesses on the surrounding areas of her ass. All she needed from me was narcotics for the pain and a note explaining the seriousness of her condition, so that she could get out of doing her community service work. Somehow in the process of explaining the reasoning for all this, she informed me that she was allergic to underwear. I have no idea what she said after that, because I immediately began dreaming of all the good aspects of women with allergies to underwear, followed by the unpleasant contrast of the reality of THIS woman with an allergy to underwear.
I know, I know latex allergy, elastic, blah blah blah.....It was still an exceptional moment.