Monday, October 18, 2010

Dear Local Physical Therapy

Thank you for your recent letter on my patient's progress.

I noticed that instead of writing out "exercise" your therapist used the abbreviation "ex's". It took me a minute to catch this, but it was pretty easy to figure out when I saw it used in phrases such as "strength ex's", "coordination ex's" and "home ex's program".

However, there was one part of your note where it gave me pause.

In the "treatment plan" it said "She'll be building up her arm strength using her ex's balls."

I hope (for her ex's sake) you still meant "exercise"...

15 comments:

arzt4empfaenger said...

EXcellent! :D

Maybe that was on purpose? Either way, good fun for you and us.

Cheryl said...

It depends on the ex . . .

The Mother said...

If hubby ever tried to divorce me...

Queen of the Road said...

Too funny, Dr. G.

I'm with you, The Mother. Although after what husband just said re how he'd feel if more permanently rid of me, I may not wait.

Now where's my garden lopper?

C said...

Yep, I'm 12. Bwhahahaha

Eileen said...

In which case it didn't need the grocer's apostrophe as it would be exercise balls.

wv dynomi must be my grandaughter Naomi - she never stops!

Old MD Girl said...

LOL!!! I hope he also told her to f/u after she'd worked with them for a while.

minimedic said...

If that's not the case, someone might want to call the Guiness Book of World Records...

Jackie said...

don't ya just love non-standard abbrevations

Debra said...

We used to have a guy who abbreviated often-used terminology in client charts. "Nutrition" became "nutrit.", as in "Good nutrit." meaning the client ate well that day. He took it a bit too far and finally I had to break it to him that one cannot write "good nut.," "poor nut.," or "bad nut." in the progress notes of one's mentally ill clients...

Hilary said...

That was hysterical! I love your blog!

RaggedWarrior said...

.......OK, I guess the efficacy would depend on the size, weight and tactile quality. Then we can definitively prescribe the appropriate ex's.........

Anonymous said...

Has her ex consented to this?

vicki said...

i wouldn't play with my ex's balls for any amount of therapy
only dr. grumpy reads all the notes of of his health care professionals ... probably to look for typos and humor ... i appreciate the laughter you give my life so thanks for reading and blogging them

Anonymous said...

Sexercise!
All together now......squeeeeze.

 
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