Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday afternoon follies

Dr. Grumpy: "I want to do an MRI. Are you claustrophobic?"

Mrs. Webster: "Very. I can't handle heights at all."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm having an MRI on Sunday. It's a Standing MRI.....do you have that option for your patients?

Maha said...

I'm debating if I should start laughing inappropriately now or try to give the patient the benefit of the doubt and assume her first language isn't English...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

First language is English.

The Mother said...

I had a conversation this morning about phalanx/phalanges/fingerbones/ancient greek fighting formations.

The only thing I can say with certainly is that there are no people who truly understand the English language.

Linda said...

Love the fact you named her:
"Mrs Webster". hahahaha

Outre said...

... I could never hold still long enough in a standing MRI but than again, my scans are almost 2 hrs long so I prefer to fall asleep for the duration. Though certain things I’d like to see how different the findings look while sitting/standing.

Maybe the local mrs. webster’s MRI place is on an old olympus towering top.

Eunoia said...

So what's the one word for fear of heights?

And does it stop you joining the mile high club?

Anonymous said...

She and Marie should get together to discuss perimeters and phobias...with a secret video camera - could give you good fodder for your blog!

WV: getrar. Getrarophobia?

me said...

Hope the scanner she goes to is on the ground floor...

Kat's Kats said...

::sigh:: Yet another person who was not taught prefixes, roots & suffixes. Of course, I started in on those in sixth grade as did my children both of whom are taking Latin. I would have done so myself but it wasn't offered at my high school so I had to take German as a second best. Then it wasn't offered at the university I attended ::rolls eyes:: so I continued taking German since it's the second technical language behind English. Geez Louise!

Kat's Kats said...

@The Mother - I was forced by my mother and late grandmother to learn English as they were both English majors for their undergraduate degrees. My grandmother would say things such as, "I beg your pardon but we speak English in this house." or "I'm afraid I could not understand you. Could you please repeat that in English?"

ERP said...

You must have some wicked old-school MRI's where you are.

Doris said...

@Eunoia

That would be Acrophobia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrophobia

Not sure about the Mile High Club or residents of Denver.

>:)

 
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