Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Confused, possibly hallucinating. Not incontinent yet.

Dr. Grumpy: "I think your condition will either get better, worse, or stay the same."

Mr. Patient: "Doc, that sounded really stupid."

Dr. Grumpy: "Um, yes, it did. Let me rephrase that."

22 comments:

Helen said...

Awesome.

Kate said...

I love that he told you that it sounded stupid. Imagine the patient that would have said, "Okay."

Amanda said...

They're rubbing off on you. Quick take a vacation before your brain is completely sucked.

Karen W said...

Now THIS patient, you've got to love! Maybe you could keep him around, for when your other patients say idotic things. He could say what you want to, but can't!

Jo said...

I think someone needs to commission some research into this - can I suggest that there may be a new, super-virulent infection going around - bacterius stupidius.

I am almost positive that many of your patients have been afflicted (100% positive in the case of the the penis guy). I see some warning signs and recommend that you follow a strict hygiene regime in order to prevent infection occurring.

From experience two asprin and some bedrest may help, and failing that, you may find some relief in reading War and Peace, assuming that is, that it is not too late.

You're welcome - free of charge.

Gen said...

Dang...that's some wicked prognostication! Perhaps it's time to consult the Magic 8 Ball! LOL

Christi said...

So how hard did Mrs.Grumpy hit you after she read the Mother's Day is Over post?

Li'l Azathoth said...

Logically, there is another possibility: that the condition could have changed somehow, but in a way that was qualitatively no better or worse than its original state. So at least you ruled this out.

The Good Cook said...

Finally! A patient who knows what he is talking about.. pay attention doctor.

Albinoblackbear said...

You are a doctor aren't you?

Didn't you get a crystal ball with your medical degree?

Anonymous said...

a patient what went grumpy on dr grumpy himself wow!!!

Old MD Girl said...

That patient is awesome. I hope you didn't charge for that visit.

Just kidding.

JoAnna said...

And somewhere, a guy is writing a blog post that begins, "I visited my neurologist today...."

Dani said...

JoAnna- I was just getting ready to say that :D

Anonymous said...

More than once I have caught myself saying the engineering equivalent:

"Well it's either the hardware, the software or user error."

Anonymous said...

OMG! You ARE human, Dr. Grumpy! :)

Allegra said...

What were you TRYING to say? How did you manage to rephrase it?

Sue Denyhm said...

Were you low on your diet coke intake that day?

Siobhan said...

I just sent this to a friend of mine who is in her 3rd year at medical school, to let her know that a specialty in neurology and several years of practice don't prevent these moments. She'll feel better for it. She feels like this ALL THE TIME right now.

a.generic doc said...

Back in med school days, a cousin was feeling ill at a family event. I told her that one of two things would happen, "Eventually, you'll get better, or you'll die."

Much later, she told me she had become much more ill for the next month or two and that my statement that one way or the other, she wouldn't stay as bad as she was helped her get through the illness.

ERP said...

Well, you are either going to get better and be fine, or get worse and die. See you in 6 months I hope!

RxKerBer said...

like when Fudruckers asked my hubby how he wanted his burger cooked and he said "Ummm....somewhere between rare and well done."

 
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