A patient’s question: "I am going to take a hike in the woods this morning. Is that OK?"
My fertility patient had just finished having her blood drawn, and I did an ultrasound to measure her follicles. She was in the middle of her stimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF). She then asked the question above. I said, "Just stay hydrated and don’t get a tick bite."
The next morning she came in very upset, having just removed a tick from her back.