Thursday, April 15, 2010

What the hell?

Mrs. Nutz: "I'm only going to have the MRI if you can guarantee me it will be abnormal. Otherwise, what's the point of having it at all?"

16 comments:

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

I think you can guarantee that.

Jennifer Gilbert Settle said...

surely there will be underdevelopment of SOMETHING with a comment like that.

Anonymous said...

Sure, offer her twelve CAT scans over the next week, and tell her to come back in six months for the MRI.

Life in vet school said...

I love clients like this. You need to do bloodwork (or whatever diagnostic it is) on their dog, and they want their money back if it comes back normal! You'd think they'd be RELIEVED!

Celeste said...

I'd so love to know her rationale.

1. Abnormal results make my time worth it to have the scan--now the problem is figured out.

2. Abnormal results cause my insurance getting its money's worth out of the process because something was actively "found".

3. The radiologist works on a quota system and might not make it this month if something abnormal isn't found.

Actually, this makes me think she's actually Mrs. Nucking Futs.

webhill said...

Dude, you gotta watch episode 7 of Generation Vet.

John Woolman said...

Perhaps the quotations attributed to Freud would be apposite - (adopt Viennese accent and light a small cigar) - "Show me the normal man and I will cure him".....

Flavius said...

Cause it would be so awful to know you're absolutely fine.

-Flavius

Captain Foulenough said...

On this patient,brain MRI will show nothing.

PHDnotMD said...

I would be very interested to hear how you responded to that statement. :)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I said I don't have a crystal ball.

Susan said...

Hey...that's one of my favorite sayings..as in not having a crystal ball. Wish I did, I could make a mint...

I do believe her MRI will show a large empty space where her brain should be..

Anonymous said...

Maybe she has Munchausen syndrome?

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm a non-medical professional, and even I think that's idiotic. I tried to see it from her perspective - is it possibly frustration at repeated tests that have failed to show the source of her problem? I recently had some tests that came back normal, after which the doc's office asked if I was still experiencing the problem (Um, yes, still in pain. Was the ultrasound MEANT to be therapeutic?). Even considering that, I can't grasp the logic of demanding abnormal test results.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

Margaret/Heather said...

My husband did something parallel with that, though in his defense he had new fatherhood's sleep deprivation and still corrected himself: when out one day I saw a useful pair of sandals on discount and I told him to go ahead and try them on. "Nah, I don't want to do that. What if they don't fit?" I stared for a minute, "Did you just-" "Yeah, I did. Let's just ignore that I said that, okay?" Naturally the first pair he tried on fit and joined his shoe wardrobe.

 
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