Thursday, May 12, 2011

Compliance

Dr. Grumpy: "Pete, it's been years since your last seizure. What happened?"

Mr. Ictal: "I didn't take it on Saturday."

Dr. Grumpy: "Why did you stop?"

Mr. Ictal: "Because you told me to!"

Dr. Grumpy: "What?... I don't have anything like that in your notes."

Mr. Ictal: "At our last visit you reminded me not to drink excessively on Noseizure! So, since my buddies were all in town, and I knew we were going to get wasted on Saturday night, I stopped taking it for the day."

19 comments:

Jess said...

Like they say: "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

Sarah Glenn said...

He took a miscalculated risk.

Todd said...

serves you right for not being super, duper, ultra, mega, ├╝ber, zippy, explicit about Noseizure!

alas, i guess sometimes having a seizure is just worth a night of getting wasted w/ old buddies?

Jon said...

It's not a party until somebody has a seizure!

Anonymous said...

Good logic there, Mr. Spock.


wv: college, holy Moses!

Dani said...

Hm. I stop taking my medications when I am going to drink too. Of course I don't have seizures. :/

Packer said...

Love it

There's a whole lot a shakin goin on.......

There are those who are capable of prioritizing their lives outside the Calvanistic model. Their motto is le bon ton rouler.

At the end of our days who will be happiest, those who have lived or those who have strived.

Anonymous said...

I used to do that with my medication too. It never ended well. :P

ERP said...

He follows your instructions at least.

bobbie said...

I love a man who has his priorities straight!

Jen said...

I work on the pharmacy counter side of things and the miscommunications that happen sometimes are amazing.

Kim said...

When I was in college taking a social work class the professor told us about a couple she was seeing who didn't understand why the wife got pregnant because she was taking birth control pills. On the days she forgot to take the birth control pills, her husband took them for her...

pharmacy chick said...

Common conversation:

pt: How long til I get this rx..I am SO SICK and I have to start it right away!!!
me: about 20 min
pt: grumble grumble
(time passes..rx is ready)
ME: counseling..yada yada, and please avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication..
pt: are you kidding? not even wine with dinner?...(illness takes a back stage to sicko's booze infatuation

terri c said...

To Sarah Glenn above: I *love* "miscalculated risk."

The Evil Receptionist said...

Well, he kinda listened to you.

Shashank Jain said...

Very Funny and Sad at same time.....I wrote a post on Non-compliant Patients as well..if you want you can see it at
http://crankyshanky.blogspot.com/2011/05/types-of-annoying-patients.html and
http://crankyshanky.blogspot.com/2011/05/absolutely-miserably-frustrating.html

Da Blog said...

It has a certain twisted logic. Like people who never check their blood sugar so they have no high readings.

Anonymous said...

"One of my buddies was the designated pill taker."

Anonymous said...

Night shift pharmacists usually get a version of this on Friday or Saturday nights.

The pharmacist said not to drink with antibiotic (metronidazole), when can I start drinking again (if socially conscious, or if not), when will the puking stop?

 
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