Friday, July 9, 2010

Alrighty, then

From another doctor's note:

"His father, mother, and all of his other parents died of cancer."

12 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Parenti in Italian means "relatives." Maybe that's what they really meant?

Captain Foulenough said...

He grew up in a commune so everyone was his parent. The commune was located under high-tension power lines, over a pool of cadmium, downwind from a nuclear reactor. In the commune they all smoked, used cell phones constantly, and ate lots of burnt bacon.

Kim Kasch said...

Wait...what's the problem with burnt bacon...?

Lyonheart said...

Aw - you made me laugh at a Bad Thing. It was a real guffaw too, none of that nambypamby lol stuff. I need to go and pray now.

ERP said...

Hippies?

Anonymous said...

STEP parents?

JoAnna said...

Child of polygamists?

Anonymous said...

biological parents
adoptive parents
foster parents
step parents
god parents
host parents

any more?

Anonymous said...

Did he mean the in-laws? Maybe grandparents? I give up. . .

Anonymous said...

Maybe the patient is an oncologist and the note should have said "patients" . . . gosh, I'm terrible! I'm going to have to join Lyonheart now.

Anonymous said...

The doctor meant "relatives"?
I thought you may appreciate this story. This is from my home, the province of Alberta, Canada, which is very wealthy due to that tarsands people love to hate. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and home to 1 million people, not some tiny rural town.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/07/02/edmonton-cross-cancer-chemo-reynar-dies.html

medrecgal said...

And they wonder why there are times when those of us in medical records tear our hair out in utter frustration trying to make sense out of the notes...LOL!

 
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