Thursday, September 10, 2009

OMG!

Thank you, Mrs. Monday-Attwo, for faxing over some information in advance about your symptoms.

I've seen a lot of neurology, and I'm sure what you have is called a Bell's Palsy. It's a common, usually self-limited, droop on one side of your face.

There are still neurological conditions out there that I haven't heard of, but I don't think you have one of them.

I'm not sure where you're getting your information from. Maybe you didn't hear the ER doc correctly. Maybe the ER nurse was in a hurry and her handwriting on your discharge instructions was sloppy. Maybe English is your second language.

But, as far as I know, this condition that you listed on your fax doesn't exist.

It says "Bell's Pussy".

If you do indeed have such an unusual condition, I recommend you either see my esteemed GYN colleague ER's Mom, or take your cat to a vet, depending on the circumstances.

See ya Monday!

23 comments:

D-Bag Daily said...

That one tops the list! Dr Grumpy, how are you going to keep a straight face if she says this during her office visit?!

Good luck with that one!

peedee said...

thats good stuff right there...an instant classic!!

Maha said...

Dr. Grumpy your patients never cease to make me laugh!

The Good Cook said...

Oh, I'm laughing too hard to comment.

Pharmer Jane said...

As a geriatric pharmacist, I often see the diagnosis for a medication included on the prescription due to state/federal regulations in nursing homes. The Bad Diagnosis Wall of Shame includes the winner "Ball's Palsy", which prompts endless giggles every time someone sees it for the first time. If you combine yours and mine into "ball's"...wait, nevermind. too inappropriate to post.

Anonymous said...

Ok, that is AWESOME!

Jill said...

I feel for the cat.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Me neither, Maha. Me neither.

ERP said...

I would like to know how to properly perform a neuro exam to rule in such a diagnosis. I am sure you can demonstrate.

WWWebb said...

This one reaches a whole new level of funny.

And for THIS blog, I didn't think that was possible.

ER's Mom said...

I see droopy "down there"s all the time!

I get to sharpen my scalpel when one come through.

Too damn funny!

Bell's pussy indeed.

I'm going to be grinning all day thinking of that one!

The Lonely Midwife said...

I am speechless--doesn't happen too often. Just when you think you have heard it all . . .

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Lonely- it was a new one one for me, too. I've heard the "Ball's Palsy" a few times, but not this.

I guess it's the female equivalent. Equality and all that stuff.

Old Geezer said...

Hey Dr. Grumpy,

Completely OT, but how do you get "invited" to read Nurse K's blog? I've been reading it for years but since I'm just a bystander, not a medical professional. Thanks for the help!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Old Geezer- No idea, sorry.

I'm not invited either.

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO! I think one of my exes had this. Can't remember which one.

Aura said...

In Nurse K's last blog entry, she said she is taking a hiatus. So I don't think anyone is invited.

It's okay, we've still got Grumpy.

ERP said...

Yeah, she is on hiatus. No one is invited.

ndenunz said...

Dr. G,

Now that Nurse K is on hiatus we demand double the amount of postings so we can have our usual, customary and reasonable amount of medical humor and crazeeness.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Sheesh! I already try to post at least daily az it iz!

Square Peg Guy said...

"Bell's Pussy"

Not many people know that Alexander Graham Bell's lab assistant actually was a feline.

knitalot3 said...

Good one. I REALLY need that laugh today. I hope you know the cure.

Miss Chevious said...

I just figured Nurse K went underground to keep the "Nurse Jackie" people from ripping off any more of her stories for their show.

 
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