Thursday, May 27, 2010

More priorities

Dr. Grumpy: "So how did this all start?"

Mrs. Trayler: "Well, on Sunday, I was doing some cleaning, and suddenly I couldn't move my right arm, and my daughter said my speech was slurred. So we went to Local Hospital."

Dr. Grumpy: "Hang on..." (logs into the Local Hospital records) "That's weird, the hospital has no record of you being treated there. Are you sure you went to this hospital?"

Mrs. Trayler: "Yeah, but I didn't stay. The lobby was full, and I was worried I'd have to wait, so I left."

Dr. Grumpy: "You left the hospital with a stroke?!!!"

Mrs. Trayler: "I had to. I mean, the NASCAR race was gonna start."

27 comments:

ERRN4U said...

WOW!

My word verification: Phoca

any phocal deficits!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Where the hell do you live?

Captain Foulenough said...

While still chuckling over the Redundant Radiologist I nearly missed the subtlety of "Mrs Trayler". Well played, sir.

Man, that must have been tough, watching the race with her beer hand disabled.

Phathead said...

Hehe my kinda woman, I bet she's a Tony Stewart fan

Helen said...

Um, I think I may have dated this woman's son in high school.

Jackie said...

Uhhhh maybe assure her that next time she's having a stroke that she won't have to wait... too long (hopefully?) if she goes to the ER

xx
Jaxs

Donkaloosa said...

Well, jeez, we're talking NASCAR here! Of course watching the race is far more important than treating a stroke! (Yeah, and if her beer hand was disabled, so she used her other hand for the beer, how could she eat her pork rinds???)

Old MD Girl said...

*Pulls out hair*

Moose said...

And another idiot tries to take themselves outta the pool.

Li'l Azathoth said...

"And my pit crew was waiting for me."

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Flawed logic. If a NASCAR fan has a stroke, how would you even notice?

Burger Doodle Chicks said...

If only they'd been showing the race in the waiting room, I bet she'd have stayed!

The Good Cook said...

And to think this woman has already reproduced....

Christine-Megan said...

At least she made it in to see you. That's a great improvement over some of your patients.

Guessing we're outside the tPA time frame?

Anonymous said...

Be fair: she left the hospital with a problematic left arm and a slur, no? She didn't have a diagnosis of a stroke?

How the heck are patients supposed to diagnose themselves?

Did she talk to a triage nurse at the hospital and get told to just sit and wait? Or did she leave without even that?

thegooddrlaura said...

Patients think we're Burger King, they can drive through and have it their way. And get home in time for NASCAR.

Word verification: stewd

Anonymous said...

"I mean, I had it on DVR, but that was when I was planning to watch it."

Anonymous said...

some fans are born, not made

ERP said...

Awesome. And it's a woman! A gear head after my heart....

Anonymous said...

"Maybe I should have gotten to the hospital earlier, but I really wanted to see the rest of that infomercial."

Anonymous said...

"And if I miss the explanation at the beginning, I can never follow what's happening."

Anonymous said...

"And I figured one of the guys down at Jack Strappe's Sports Bar would know how to deal with it. Plus, if I don't get there in time, someone else always sits in my favorite stool."

Anonymous said...

"And ever since I saw that movie where the race car flips over and goes flying off the track and lands in the hospital waiting room and explodes, I've had this phobia."

Anonymous said...

"And, while my husband and his buddies are watching the race, that's my chance to slip off to a motel room with his brother."

Kim said...

I fail to see this the issue here. It's quite simple. Kasey Kahne is behind the wheel, as long as I have a pulse I am in front of the TV.

Nuff said. : D

Rescuedog said...

Did you inform her that in the future when she strokes out, it's the golden ticket to the front of the line?

I tried but I can't roll my eyes hard enough.

Tracy

Nurse K said...

"Good job, we couldn't have done anything for you anyway...too good for tPA, afterall...Here are the orders for your outpatient dopplers/echos and the wacky labs for clotting disorders that are never positive...Now quit smoking and eating so many damn hamburgers!" There, no need for the hospital afterall.

 
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