BOSTON, MA – “Just one hug” is all intern Philip Geary is asking, if not BEGGING, from his fellow interns, residents, students, nurses, attendings, anyone, ANYONE who is capable of providing some sort of needed affection. “Please, just one hug.” Geary wishes to remind everyone he’s an intern. A tired, beat down intern.
Like his other classmates, Geary has experienced a rapid decline in his outlook on life between July 1st 7 AM and July 1st 7 PM, with continued rapid progression thereafter. Whereas his upper-level residents are begging other patients and providers for spare change, Geary is desperately seeking one hug to help him get through all of this. “Please… Please, just one hug, that’s all I’m asking. I can only imagine how amazing it could be.”
Earlier this morning, Geary admits he would have loved to get a hug from his mom or dad, any of his grandparents or siblings. By lunchtime, Geary would have happily accepted the warm embrace of an ex-girlfriend or a childhood school teacher. Now, Geary is desperate, saying out loud, “I don’t care, I’ll take a hug from just about anyone who can offer one: a patient, a stranger, a nurse, a custodian, ortho, a GI bleeder, a dog, it just doesn’t really matter…”
Though patients who have seen Geary say that he looks and sounds somewhat clingy, nurses and other staff are quick to remind those patients that intern Geary is in fact very clingy. “He might even be worse than that Da Vinci out on the street begging for surgeries,” said one Atlanta nurse.
“He’s quite upfront about the hug thing,” said charge nurse Devon Reynolds, who is debating about whether or not she would give Geary a quick embrace asked. “In fact, I saw him say to one patient, ‘Hi, my name is Dr. Geary, I’ll be your doctor. Can I have a hug?'”
GomerBlog will provide details if Geary in fact ever receives that elusive embrace. Until then please stay clear of him.