Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Reader Writes
A reader recently wrote: "Dear, Dr. Silbs, I am writing from my up-turned kayak where the water temp is 45 F. I have been inverted for about 45 seconds. I tried to roll up, however, I have lost the one paddle I had brought along. My symptoms include blue finger tips. My signs include tunnel vision and portions of my life flashing before me. What should I do?" signed, Anoxic.
Dear Anoxic,
You have made several errors. To begin, blue fingers are a sign and not a symptom. The tunnel vision and the life-flash thingy, on the other hand, are both symptoms (I see your signs, you report your symptoms...but I digress...and I understand you are in a hurry for an answer).
I recommend you take 2 paddles and call me in the morning.
Paddle safe...
DS

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Humor... haven't seen that practiced in these parts for 10 -15 years...

We have a slight breeze and thick water today, anyone going out on the "Big Pond" to paddle?

At least get some pictures... it has to be pumping out there.