Thursday, August 6, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

This monstrosity is called The Luther Rory. It is a one-third pound burger between two slices of cheese, four slices of bacon, peanut butter, and two Krispy Kreme doughnuts. YUM! I found this picture courtesy of a great website Other food creations featured include deep fried anythings and giant meat and carb creations. Check it out. I am no gastronome. My fanciest meal each year is the buffet line at the Bellagio for our annual Las Vegas vacation. But sometimes, when I'm on call in the middle of the night, I sure could go for a Luther Rory, or a Scooby Snack, or a Hamburger Helper Pizza Burger.

Since this is an anesthesia blog, I should say a little something about how this is medically related, right? Which leads me to the medical lecture I am about to give. Eating Luther Rories or Scooby Snacks will eventually lead to obesity which may require a gastric bypass to correct. For those who are not familiar with inducing anesthesia in morbidly obese patients, here is a video of an awake fiberoptic intubation. It is not pretty. And I have to say it is one of my least favorite and scariest things I have to do in the OR. Patients don't think it's such a great thrill ride either. Think about that next time you go to the country fair and order that fried Snickers.

So there you have it, a blog entry on two of my favorite subjects in the world: food (especially if it's bad for you) and anesthesia.

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