A blogger known as Putz left a comment on a post of mine tonight, I felt like I needed to address it here.
“i make up stuff too..i go on trips i really don't go on and then blog about them and people think i did, and comment back to me on the trip i didn't take...that is called a lie sweetheart...so you lie also....”
I'm not at all sure what you're talking about here, Putz. My life, while not the most exciting one, has never been boring enough where I'd have to fabricate stories about trips I've taken.
“i once told a person i was ooogled by jessica simpson...no i never was but if you go to my bloogg back in 2006 when i first started to blog i said that and my make believe daughterinlaw blogged back that she thought that was neat..all a lie...so you lie also...”
Wow. So you've not only made up stories about being oogled by celebrities, but you've created fictitious commenters to comment on the same? Wow. That's amazing.
“i called it creative expression because i am a writer and i have the RIGHT to do that....what is your excuse for fibbing about hospitals, things you are, towns lived in etc etc etc?????creative license...are you an auther also??????”
Ohhh, so it's creative expression? You're a writer? You're a writer who can't spell “author”, abuses question marks and in general ignores the basic rules of grammar and capitalization? (Well, I do the same thing, I can't fault you on that last one.)
Let me address this one point by point.
Have I “fibbed” about hospitals? Yes. Absolutely I have. I've never hidden from anyone who has read my blog that facts about my patients, names, locations, the sex and minor details have been changed to keep the HIPAA police from knocking down my door.
Have I ever lied about a town I've lived in? What would the point of that be? Point out a case where you believe I've lied about a town I've lived in, and I'll gladly provide the proof that I've lived there.
Have I ever lied about the things I am? I'm not sure where you're going with that. I don't believe that I've ever misrepresented the way that I've felt during a call, be it terrified or an ocean of calm. I'm pretty damn honest about who I am on here.
“please let this comment go through...all your lukers, commentors have a right to see my comment about you...also your friends are my friends...i blog to the same people you do and they like me, lies and all...i once said that i was a hunk....do you believe me visit my blog and see how much you believe”
The only reason I have my comments moderated is to prevent spam from making it to my comments. That's the only reason. My Mom always said that if you're going to put something into print you should be ready to accept the repercussions for it. That being said, if you think I'm a dirty liar, don't read my blog. Pretty simple, yeah?
So to you, my medblog readers... Let me put this up for discussion.
When you post about a patient interaction, be it an EMS run, a Dialysis patient, and ER story... How much do you change? How much is too much?