Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Great patient moments

Dr. Grumpy: "Pete, I want to see you back in 3 months."

Pete: "You're pretty optimistic. I'm 92."

20 comments:

Allison said...

Haha! I would love to shake this guy's hand.

Solitary Diner said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Great patient! When my grandmother was 96, she told the opthamalogist if she lived to 100, he could do her cataract surgery THEN. Of course, when she had a lumpectomy at 86, her question to the surgeon was "How long until I can have a drink?" He gave her a bottle of Dewar's at her post-op checkup.

Stewie said...

Funeral. Cemetary.
stranger: who was it?
mourner: my husband.
stranger: how old was he?
mourner: 97
stranger: and whatchagonnado now?
mourner: going home
stranger: how old are you?
mourner: 88
stranger: is there any use going home?

Mary said...

My grandmother died at 89. For the past 6 or 7 years she had been saying "No" when the cardio wanted to do valve replacement surgery. She rendered him speechless when she said, "I think I am too old for a grand opening."

I hope I am as witty as this generation if I reach that age!

Packer said...

My mother who is 92, told me matter of factly that for some reason she just started to fall apart this last year. Then she laughed at the comedy of her comment.

Dr. G said...

Love it! Wish I could meet this patient :)

Anonymous said...

hope someone gave Pete pie and a hug-

Anonymous said...

I love Pete!!

ronstew said...

I like this Pete.

Sharon said...

I identify with Pete.

At my age, a "life-time guarantee" is not as big a deal as it once was.

Anonymous said...

Gawd, he totally hates my comments, he hates me, he hates me. I'm tellin' you, he hates me.

From the Mind of a Madman said...

With that kind of sense of humor... that guy has plenty of years worth of yelling at kids from his porch left!!

The Angry Medic said...

"Anonymous said...

Gawd, he totally hates my comments, he hates me, he hates me. I'm tellin' you, he hates me."


Hoo boy. You have quite the groupie squad growing, Dr G.

You're totally turning into the new Dr Crippen.

History Doc said...

Your patients are so much funnier than our patients.

Anonymous said...

we used to say- no lp records, no radial tires, do not start war and peace. recently had a lady with controlled metastatic cancer whom i told to come back in september. she sadly glared till i changed it to june.

a.generic doc said...

Does he buy green bananas?

Anonymous said...

In my line of works it's "Don't buy the big bag of dog food."

terri c said...

I love Pete also.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of a not so great patient moment.

She is actually one of my favorite patients which made it all the worse. She was finished with the doctor and came to me to check out. She didn't have any special follow up orders so after some small talk I said "looks like you're good to go, he just wants to see you back in 4 months".

Her son, who has proven himself a total ass many times in the past, was standing directly beside her and said "That won't be necessary, you DO know she's 87 don't you?". I was so thoroughly disgusted I'm pretty sure my face literally turned red with anger and I am very proud of my self restraint in that I did not physically attack him. I looked over at this sweet old woman and she was just looking at the floor.

I then addressed her and asked if she wanted to arrange her next appointment and she shook her head no, still not looking up at anyone.

She hasn't been in to see us since then but I call to check on her when I can and the last time I did I'm happy to report that she was totally on point with everything... doing housework, preparing to receive guests, doing perfectly fine.

 
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