Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Patient quote of the day

"It’s not like things are worse, I mean they are, but it’s not like that, or maybe it is. That isn’t really the whole problem, because it’s only the whole problem when it’s worse, which it isn’t. At least not most days. The whole thing is just there, especially when it isn’t worse, which it is, if you know what I mean."


And no, folks, this person is not being seen for a cognitive problem.

26 comments:

Wayne Conrad said...

Can you be more or less specific?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Maybe. I mean, yes or no.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a high school term paper.

SuFu said...

make sure you dictate that just to drive the transcriptionist crazy.

GreenBean said...

I'm dizzy now.

Anonymous said...

what would be even more interesting is if you actually understood all of that.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Paging Dr. Abbott. Dr. Bud Abbott. Please report to surgery.

Anonymous said...

The frustration of chronic illness... I know what they mean.

Anonymous said...

I accidentally pulled one of these on my neurologist the other day. That's what he gets for scheduling my appointment so early in the morning.

Prada Nurse said...

You aren't the only one with this problem... I get calls like that all the time.....

Sassy with the Scalpel said...

I know what you mean, except I kind of don't, you know?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to send this to you, Dr. Grumpy, other than in a comment.

http://topicfire.com/share/Anchor-Meltdown-16838410.html

There's speculation that this is a stroke in action. What do you think?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No idea. I'm just a yak herder.

Anonymous said...

Chernobyl plant operator to his boss , just before.............

Not House said...

Well, that was clear and to the point.

I hope you were able to make the thing less when it was there, and more un-severe when it wasn't worse.

Li'l Azathoth said...

"And did you ever think that the whole universe could just be an atom in someone's fingernail?"

Anonymous said...

In the psych. world, we call this a "mixed episode." Frustrating for both patient and the person treating the patient.

The sad thing is that I kind of understood all of that mumbo jumbo... LOL

terri c said...

I can't tell if this is too much Ativan or not enough Ativan. Or Haldol maybe.

AlexDreamz said...

The sad thing is... I have a chronic illness, and I could have said those exact words to one of my docs. That's really scary! lol Guess it's a good thing I don't see a neuro - there might be lots of tests in my future, otherwise!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Dude, I want some of what he's having

Anonymous said...

Pilots have a useful little phrase for when they don't hear something clearly in communications with Air Traffic Control: :"Say again?"
I have found that it is quite a useful phrase when not in an airplane cockpit, and if I were you, I would have used it right then...

Anonymous said...

ahh.. I understand.. this is why I've started making exact notes of what I want to say before I go to my doctors appts

Anonymous said...

Aaaargh!

Val said...

Sounds like me. It wasn't me, was it?
;)

Bulrush said...

Is that person blonde, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Heard a radio ad last week claiming I could get my floral arrangement done by an "Artisinal Floral Expert". That's a new one.

 
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