Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday night patient devotion phone message

"Hi, this is Cindy Buzz. I see Dr. Grumpy for my headaches, and he ordered an MRI. It was supposed to have been done at 4:00 this afternoon, but it was such a nice day I was driving there with my windows down, and I passed an area where they were destroying a hive, and a bunch of bees flew into my car and stung me all over and I had some kind of a reaction and lost control of my car and hit a light pole and paramedics came and I've been admitted to St. Hymenoptera's Hospital so they can watch me overnight. Can someone please call me tomorrow so I can reschedule the MRI? Thank you."

30 comments:

NP Odyssey said...

Do we have psycholgical issues here? Miss Cindy might need a little help outside of an Md's scope.

Joann said...

WOW!!! All that just to tell you she forgot about her appt. LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Dedicated? Looking for an excuse but you could check that out; but maybe she didn't think of that. Hmmmm.

Claudia said...

Please, let her believe in that story. It's so cute! And give her another MRI appointment. Just call her Mrs.BuzzBee when you see her...

Anonymous said...

sounds like a case of hives to me.

Kim said...

Why are you guys not believing her? It's possible and easily checked. Well, Dr. Grumpy? Did you check out the story? Was it true?

Dragonfly said...

And the dog ate my homework. Seriously, it did!

missaunt said...

That story is just too bizarre not to be true. As I'm sure you're doing today, Dr G, please put her outta her misery and get the MRI done in hospital - that is, if she's really in St. Hymenoptera.

Doris said...

Was this before or after her abduction by aliens...

>:p

D

Anonymous said...

I think you've got a cultural difference here.
Northern version: I had an accident and will need to reschedule my MRI.
Southern version: see above

Anonymous said...

Heh, St. Hymenoptera.

The Mother said...

THAT is the best "my dog ate my homework" story I ever heard!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

It was the truth. I checked it out.

WarmSocks said...

Ouch! I hope the missed-appointment fee is waived for her.

singedwingangel said...

Bless her heart and what on earth would possess a hospital to choose that name?? Talk about a bad day lol..

Kate said...

Hahah! When I was lying on the ground with a broken leg, waiting for the ambulance to come, I called my psychiatrist's office and cancelled my appointment. I think they thought I was kidding.

or crazy.

More like the last one.

Anonymous said...

I happen to LOVE the St. Hymenoptera reference... nearly made me snort coffee all over my laptop.

Thanks for the story!

Phil said...

That *is* pretty devoted! I'm impressed.

But maybe it also means the patient's headaches are just that bad...?

McDuckgaVet said...

I had to make that very same call. Well, maybe not EXACTLY the same. Mine went more like, "I'm sorry I missed my appointment with Dr. GP this morning. I kinda fell off my motorcycle yesterday and broke most of the right side of my body and am now flat on my back in an Atlanta hospital waiting for them to get around to surgicating on me. I'll reschedule when I'm vertical again."

WV: mouthicu Where you go after spraining your lips?

Old MD Girl said...

She was probably afraid you'd blog about how non-compliant she was if she didn't mention that she failed to show up because of anaphylaxis.

ERP said...

LOL. St Hymenoptera's.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Grumpy, you have an extraordinary vocabulary. I also loved the "Hymenoptera" reference. It ranks right up there with the "Mr. Stemi" post from a while back. Your blog is brain candy and I think that's an appropriate description considering your line of work.

JoAnna said...

Heh. Mine was, "Hi, Dr. OB? We're supposed to have an appointment in half an hour, but, well, contractions are three minutes apart and we're just going to go straight to L&D instead."

bb said...

Wow, what a day she experienced. Actually, I believed it when I first read this post as I also had a bee experience though not even close as dramatic as hers. I was bike riding and somehow a bee went into one of the slits of my helmet. The bee stung me on my scalp (that HURTS) and I ended up falling off my bike and landed on the curb smack on my rib cage. 2 cracked ribs is what I ended up with that day.

The Zebra said...

Doc Grumpy, it's sad how many (medical) people dismissed her as a nutjob before you confirmed the story was true. Let's hope that isn't an indication of how quickly they jump to conclusions when diagnosing and/or treating their own patients. I bet it is, though.

NikkiK said...

the Zebra,
funny how you jump to the conclusion that medical professionals reading this blog prejudge their own patients, simply because they jump to the conclusion that this patient is a nutjob. Patients featured on this blog typically ARE nutjobs, are they not?

sassy said...

I see I'm not the only one to appreciate "St Hymenoptera' reference!
The beekeeper's wife

Kat's Kats said...

I've had to make a couple of 'interesting' cancellations myself. The last one was to my psychologist. I was getting ready to go to the appointment when I started having chest pains. I ended up at the ER per my pcp's orders and was admitted to the hospital which made me have to cancel another appointment which was for the next day. ::sigh::

Anonymous said...

I dont know why she had to cancel the mri! What a wuss!

I once had a pair of meadow voles running back and forth between the air conditioning/heater vent and the passenger seat with their naked, grape sized offspring in their mouths.

Naturally, I realized this while attempting to merge on the expressway, going 60 - 65 mph as one lane was closing due to construction. I was on my way to my gynecologist.

I managed to arrive only slightly late, and propped the doors open hoping they would leave, but alas, they did not.

It's a long story so I'll end it there.

arzt4empfaenger said...

I quite like her. At least she keeps her schedule organized and lets people know when she can't make it to an appointment. (She's probably not a big whiner with her headaches either, is she?)

 
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