Oh yeah I know I know. There’s no geologists out there (... except for some loons, maybe) who are saying that humans should burn all the fossil fuels we can to make an ice-free Antarctica happen ASAP. But scientists are just looking for any silver lining they can to a bad situation which (despite ~40 years or so of… Read more
I’m not and never will advocate us heating the earth to the point that antartica melts just to be able to study some rocks. It just sucks that the only way to probably ever explore Antartica is to have it melt which would make earth a more hostile place than it is now. Read more
I’m a bad person for saying this but part of me actually wants Antartica to get to the point where we can actually explore it. Who knows what secrets lie buried under the ice - possible traces of a history of earth we have not seen yet. Read more
Many of you, if you look at the arms of your parents or grandparents will note a small patch of skin that looks sort of like an orange peel. That is the location of the vaccination & a representation of what someone who survived smallpox would look like. I am old enough to remember people who looked like that because… Read more
I had minor surgery a couple months ago and the surgeon had a boom box in the surgical suite. It was playing classic rock at a reasonable volume. I was awake for the procedure and I had no objections at all.
Well, if I were to undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind, I do not think I would like the idea of my surgeon listening to, say “death metal” for example (even though I, on occasion, can enjoy it myself), while performing the opertation.
I can't even get through the day without my music so I'm all for it. It helps me focus and be more productive. Although I have a friend who can't be talked to or hear music while he's working or he loses focus. I think he's just stupid.
Sure but perhaps it shouldn’t be speed metal. And music doesn’t prevent communication. Considering what they do, anything they believe will relax them should be allowed. They didn’t get that far by being dumb and irresponsible.
My surgeon had Ozzy Osborne playing as I went under for ankle reconstruction. I threw up the horns for him as the anesthesia kicked in.
Agreed. I have had no less than 6 operations in the past 12 months due to a very serious health condition. I trust my surgeon implicitly. If music helps him do his job, who am I to judge? As long as the sick parts get cut out and the good parts sewn back together, I am a satisfied patient.
ORs aren’t that loud. The best comparison I have is to how loud the dentist’s exam room is. Sure it gets louder when a drill is running for a minute or two, and there’s the occasional sound of suction, but all in all it’s actually pretty quiet.
It sounds like (no pun intended) that it’s dependent on the surgeon and their staff. Personally, if I’m having surgery, I don’t care what music my surgeon listens to, it at all, if its going to help them do the best job they can.
I took a class from Dr. Sancar, which was taught by three different teachers, and he called it The Ramp of Pain, because each one was more difficult than the last. Guess who was our last professor? Most of it wasn’t his fault... there’s only so exciting one can make a MAP Kinase Kinase Kinase (natures most racist… Read more