Monday, August 9, 2010

Patient quote of the day

"Doc, you should have seen the way the blood was pouring out of my nose. It was, like, like, um, like really horrible diarrhea. Except it was red. And it was coming out of my nose."

12 comments:

Barb said...

aren't you glad vacation is over?

Life in vet school said...

I am an analogy person. Anytime I explain something to someone, I HAVE to come up with an analogy for it -- it's almost a reflex. I don't even know why I do it! But sometimes, I'll start my analogy . . . . . . and then flounder . . . . . . and then end up with some LAME conclusion like nasal diarrhea. So I empathize. :)

Gen said...

Simile Fail!

Kim Kasch said...

Hope it wasn't right after breakfast or just before lunch or...any time really

The Mother said...

Maybe it's just me, but I don't generally equate blood with fecal matter.

I'd much rather clean up the former than the latter.

Li'l Azathoth said...

"And that coke I snorted right beforehand was just like a high colonic, except that it was white and powdery and went up my nose."

Old MD Girl said...

Props to the patient for coming up with such a vivid metaphor. Nasal diarrhea. I like that.

Jacqueline said...

Could he/she not have just said "It was a deluge of blood of Biblical proportions." It gets the point across without being disgusting like bloody nasal diarrhea.

terri c said...

Social boundary violation!!! (Said in shrill tones with hands over ears)

Some Guy said...

I say stuff like this all the time. Quite infamous for my horrible analogies.

Michelle Dailey said...

Oh wow...this is the kind of BS I get to look forward to when I graduate from med school next June and start my internship?! And I thought I'd seen it all during my clerkships!! I don't have half the talent you have for describing your wierd ass patients :)
I think neurology is awesome, but I want to go into family practice :)

Anonymous said...

I literally laughed out loud. What a mental image. XD

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Can you tell that I'm an ER Doc's kid?

 
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