Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday morning whatever

Ms. Ictal: "So I had a seizure 2 weeks ago, and you did the episiotomy last week. What were the results?"

Dr. Grumpy: "You mean the EEG?"

Ms. Ictal: "Whatever, the test that started with an "E". What did it show?"

16 comments:

Flavius said...

So I had to look up what an episiotomy was...

Moonlighting again, Dr. Grumpy?

-Flavius

PS: Would that be considered 'burning the candle at both ends'?

Doris said...

If she had really had an episiotomy, show would have known what the results were!

>:p

elsi said...

Still post-ictal?

Chris said...

Wow, I didn't know you were a multi-speciality doctor!

me said...

WOW! I didn't know you were double-boarded!!!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Neither did I.

ERP said...

Did you remember to consent her for both procedures?

ER's Mom said...

Trying to take over my world?
;)

John Woolman said...

I once sewed up an episiotomy when i was a neurosurgery senior house officer. Long story - but a very short labour.....

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the Optometrist who told a teen-aged patient she had astigmatism. He was surprised to get a phone call from some irate parents, wondering how it was possible their kid could have glaucoma. Big words all sound alike to some people, I suppose.

Word verification: Typereat (lunch very soon)

terri c said...

OW!!!! She may have more medical problems than just the seizure.

Maha said...

Personally I'm not sure if I'd want an episiotomy at a neurologist's office... but that's just me!

StudentDoc said...

So she could come up with a semi-difficult medical word, but not three simple letters - heck, two of those letters are the same!

Happy Vegemite said...

Have there been any studies showing the effectiveness of episiotomies as treatment for seizures? If not this could be a golden opportunity!

bb said...

Once someone from our office was taking a vacation to Australia. She was sharing with me a bit of history and said "penile colony" while describing the history. I interjected with "you mean penal colony." She simply looked at me and asked "what's the difference?" I actually, and very, very briefly, explained the difference though I couldn't believe I was explaining that to an adult.

At least in her case, they "sound" somewhat similar. EEG &
episiotomy, well at least they both share an "E."

Barb said...

I'd much rather have the EEG.

 
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