Tuesday, March 15, 2011

That's helpful

Mr. Vague: "My dad had Alzheimer's disease. Or maybe it was Parkinson's disease. It was some kind of disease. Do you know which one I'm talking about?"

21 comments:

skidmark said...

Of course I do. It was your father, on your mother's side of the family.

Pay attention, people. We cannot make everythinbg as simple as this.

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Hereditary stupidity?

Li'l Azathoth said...

"Or maybe it wasn't my dad and it was some other guy instead. Does that help?"

Mr Mobius said...

Maybe he had Alzheimer's disease and had the anterograde amnesia (do they have retrograde amnesia of memories prior to the onset of the disease or only loss of memories from since the disease began?) or Parkinson's psychosis where he thought his Dad had some sort of diease.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Alzheimer's is the likelier of the two...

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Yup, and she takes a white pill for it...

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was idiotitis - quite contagious from what I've heard :)

murgatr

PharmTech. RDC'06

thatsit said...

My adoptive father has Parkinson's affect, how does that affect me?

Bwhahahaha

Amy said...

At least you know it was a disease. Or something.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like this patient diagnosed himself!

bobbie said...

So ~ did you know???
;-)

Anonymous said...

perhaps lues disease

Watercolor said...

Maybe acne?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Vague, your father suffers from SOS, stupid offspring syndrome, there is no cure.

Anonymous said...

And this is how Albert Camus got the inspiration for "The Stranger..."

Anonymous said...

"Actually, I was conceived one night when my mom had a three-way with a Parkinson's patient and an Alzheimer's patient, so it could be either."

Anonymous said...

"Because I just took some of his leftover pills, and I'm trying to figure out whether it would be better to put on 'Dark Side of the Moon' or 'Wish You Were Here.'"

Me :) said...

Surely you could look at the pill and tell what it is based on the color? Yes? If that fails, perhaps a crystal ball. And there is ALWAYS your "MIND POWERS" that we in the medical field are suppose to have?? No?

I was told by a patient once "I have that disease where you twitch.." "seizures?" "no." "parkinsons?" "no.... it's that DiaBETTies (gotta love the pronounciations). When my blood sugar gets real low, I twitch".

*facepalm*

Packer said...

Three guesses.

a.generic doc said...

Is there an ICD-9 code for Somekindadisease? It seems to be one of the more common causes of death reported in family histories.

In your patient's case you might have been able to check out the first two by asking, "Did he remember who you were?" and "Did he shake a lot?"

Anonymous said...

Hoof and mouth disease?

 
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