Monday, April 18, 2011

Mental Imagery

As I was leaving the hospital tonight, I noticed this sign in the doctor's lounge:

"Medical Grand Rounds this week: Pushing the train out of the tunnel- New treatments for constipation."

16 comments:

The Mother said...

Yes, that is imagery. Most medical writers don't have that kind of flair.

Jennifer Gilbert Settle said...

haha i needed that. thanks for the last laugh of the night.

Rusty Hoe said...

Now I have thoughts of The Little Engine that Could. I think I can, I think I can.....

Lo said...

Yeh, yeh, wonderful imagery.....now how about the new treatments??

Love you, IBG.

RehabRN said...

Oh, doc, shall I regale you with some constipatory imagery..?

Attacking from above and below, the physiatrist gave the injured patient a bottle of magnesium citrate and one magic bullet.

It's magic, all right, if you like the color brown a couple of hours (give or take) later.

Here's for smooth sailinc (sorry was almost punny word verification)

Anonymous said...

Does it whistle like a train as it comes out of the tunnel?

Li'l Azathoth said...

Pushing is old. Pulling would be new.

a.generic doc said...

And from the point of view of the doctor or nurse, it's much better to push the train from the station than pull it out of the station!

blahnewworld said...

I think I just might have a really creepy nightmare about Thomas the Tank Engine now.

Anonymous said...

and the theme song of insoluble fiber is 'we are only passing through.'

Packer said...

It is good to be amused first thing in the morning, it is a moving experience.

Kyla said...

Hahaha!

Kat's Kats said...

Obviously written by someone who'd been up waaaay too long on call. "I just worked three shifts with no Diet Coke. You want me to what??" See column one, row two.

Anonymous said...

All I know is that the hospital loves its chemicals. Colace and milk of magnesium. Awful stuff. Seriously, can't they just try offering prune juice? Just once? It works one hell of a lot better.

smurf said...

Bahahah. I just love sitcom-esque moments in real life.

Debbie said...

IMHO, Rusty Hoe wins this comment thread.

 
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