Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday morning, 7:55 a.m.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Miss Shakin: "Hi. This is Cindy Shakin. I only have one dose left of my epilepsy medicine, and my mail order hasn't come yet. Can I get a few days of sample pills from your office until it gets here?"

Dr. Grumpy: "No problem. I'll put some up front with Mary for you. What time will you be in?"

Miss Shakin: "I have to work... Can I send my new boyfriend to pick them up?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Sure. What's his name?"

Miss Shakin: "Hang on..." (thunk as she puts phone down) "Hey! Wake up! Come on! You took all the covers. Hey, what's your name, anyway? No, I don't remember. I was drunk." (pause, comes back to phone). "He says his name is Dave. So a tall guy named Dave, with, um... dark hair, will be by today. Thanks."

24 comments:

Watercolor said...

uuuuuhhhh...... hmmmmmm. I'm thinking he's thinking more "one night stand" and not so much "new boyfriend." hahahahahaaaa

Packer said...

Isn't drinking and epilepsy a big no no, like maybe when you drink with that disorder you wind up hungover, in bed with some stranger without any blankets.

SuFu said...

Did "Dave" ever come by or did he run out of that house like the place was on fire as soon as she got in the shower?

I'm voting for the latter.

Not House said...

Is there an underground market for Tergetol? Otherwise, good on her for trusting her one night stand to get her meds for her. [Good on him for that matter for going]

PA Supertammy said...

Your patient sounds classy ;)

The Froomka Man said...

This is an argument for having your name tattooed in multiple places, I guess.

Kim said...

Ok. My guess is she reads this blog and suspects that it's you but is not sure, so she made that phone call knowing something like that would show up here.

donna said...

I am speachless! New boyfriend of a couple of hours? Wow..She started sounding like a responsible person at the beginning of the call, unlike your other patients...Then..OMG

a.generic doc said...

If he has to come back with the medication, he may turn out to be a 2 night stand!

Old MD Girl said...

Maybe this is a screening test she employs to find potential mates. If he shows up to pick up the pills, then he's a keeper?

medstudent@.@ said...

ahhahahahah I loved your comment old MD girl!! xD

myoclonicjerk said...

Hmmm. I imagine, at this point, she is "friends" with his "boys" so...

The Mother said...

Once epilepsy was so heinous that getting a mate (even a temporary one) was impossible.

Guess things have improved.

OldRPh said...

I would include some doxycycline with that tegretol.

fposte said...

Packer, if winding up hungover in bed with a stranger who took all the blankets is diagnostic of epilepsy, that disorder has become very, very common :-).

Nancy said...

I just want to know if he actually showed up!

ndenunz said...

Are you sure her name is Cindy Shakin and not Booty Shakin?

Mari-Ann said...

Ain't love grand?

Patti said...

Okay...you didn't have anything to write about today so you made this up.....right?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Sorry. It be the truth.

C said...

I'm thinking he is the OLD boyfriend by now.

Allison said...

I'm with Nancy. Did the guy show up?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I have no idea. Once I put pills for pickup in Mary's desk drawer I forget about them.

Jen said...

uhh, the comment about the doxycycline with the tegretol was priceless.

 
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