Friday, December 3, 2010

Not helpful

Mr. Corpuscle: "I had some blood tests at the lab last week."

Dr. Grumpy: "Do you know what they showed?"

Mr. Corpuscle: "They haven't called me. It looked red, though."

15 comments:

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Phew! That's a relief! Things look promising!

Old MD Girl said...

As opposed to what? Green? Is she Vulcan?

Kim said...

That actually sounds like something I might say because I tend to be a bit of a wise ass.

Kim said...

An example of my wise-assness: I was at a restaurant and the waiter said 'My name is Tom if you need anything.'. I then asked him what his name was if I did not need anything.

Anonymous said...

Kim, My name is Tom, I was your waiter, How was the soup ??

You think waiters don't know how to deal with wiseasses.

Old Girl MD, raise the status of your clientele, some of us are bluebloods , you know.

Hospital Lab Tech said...

I've done my share of phlebotomy and I heard the "so it's not blue then?" at least once per hour. Along with the line from Tony Hancock, "A pint, that's almost an armful!" (google it if you're not British enough to have seen that show from the 60s!). Warfarin (coumarin) patients would claim to be able to tell how "thin" their blood was by looking at it (despite the drug merely reducing the activity of some enzymes - it's not like making gravy where you add more water to make it runnier!) and the one that pissed me off each and every time was the thrice-hourly comments about me being a vampire.

GRRRRRR!

Kim said...

Actually, when I say things like that, they know I'm joking and joke right back with me.

Anonymous said...

Kim, Tom again--that is exactly what we want you to think, keeps us from getting fired.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, Kim & Tom you're killing me!!! Hilarious!!!! Nice sidebar

The Mother said...

If it's too red, the vacutainer isn't working right.

Kim said...

Hey Tom,

Ahhhh. Proof. I'm the local health inspector, thank you...the spiders can't help you now.I'm gonna get ya.

Hilary said...

that is too funny!

Not House said...

Haha, clever.

@ Lab Tech: I remember seeing a patient claim that her veins looked blue because she had forgotten to take her coumadin that day, and so her blood was getting 'dirtier'

Happy Vegemite said...

Thats good! I once did an informal survey on a babymama forum. Of over 200 replies, over 70% believed that blood inside the body is blue, and it is only red when it comes in contact with room air oxygen.

Anonymous said...

You can cross methemoglobinemia off the list of differential diagnoses, then.

 
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