Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday afternoon whatever

Mr. Webster: "My mother died of coronary trombones."

Dr. Grumpy: "You mean thrombosis?"

Mr. Webster: "Whatever."

20 comments:

Alaina said...

Patient: "I have gastro-feces."
Doc: "You mean gastroparesis?"
Patient: "Yeah, that."

23 Skidoo said...

Almost as good as the folks down in Mobile, Al.

Woman told the resident that her son was suffering from "spi'tomighty Jesus"

When the resident asked her to describe his symptoms she told the resident, well he gots a fevah, stiff neck, you know, spi'tomighty Jesus...

The resident finally realized she was describing Spinal Meningitis.

aek said...

I LIKE the diagnosis of coronary trombones. In fact, it beats heavenly trumpets any day. Think of it - there could be a whole symphony (or rock band) of new diagnoses: tympanii tympanum (when the ped refuses to give ATBs for ear infections), piccolo Parkinson's - for that tiny shuffle gait, and well, devise your own...

Shalom said...

Alf Wight MRCVS, alias James Herriot, wrote about an incident where he was filling in for another vet who was on holiday. The receptionist had written down in the appointment book "Mr Johnson, 12 Back Lane. Smiling Harry Syphilis." When he got to the place, he found a pig with swine erysipelas...

Ms. Donna said...

76 Trombones led the big parade ...

Bil Keane said...

Wow! Another brilliant idea for a cartoon! Damn, sometimes I wish I weren't dead!

A Doc 2 Be said...

Parasitic Flutes, or flukes...

Damn band instruments anyway!!!

vegakitty said...

Like the trainee transcriptionist who described the patient has having a stroke in their central Seminole valley. (The rest of us hear that as "centrum semiovale.")

a.generic doc said...

Were they playing "When the saints going marching in"?

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Reminds me of:
"Smilin' Mighty Jesus (as mentioned above)
And either Ukranian Fireballs or Fireballs of the Eucharist (Uterine Fibroids)

And "He's got weasels in his chest and is chokin' on his flames"

Moose said...

Aw, someone beat me to the 76 trombones line. Which is clearly how many she had.

A friend of mine says I have werewolf disease. You know, Lupus.

Shay said...

Man I never hear the fun ones. I always get asked if I have anything to help people's "sugars" if they are waiting.

Sugars being the diabeetus of course.

bookbug said...

Well, valves can be involved in both . . .

pfongk said...

I remember one of our residents with Alzheimer's telling us she had old timers disease and another one said it was a "touch of the dementias"

clairesmum said...

Gastric noises could be either wind or tympani instruments. And I have heard someCOPD chests that sound like the whole damn orchestra is tuning up - course the patientdoesn't feel too good!

I have heard some lovely "organ recitals" in the hospital cafeteria.

And there are a whole medley of "fine patient whines" to be served while enjoying the concert, if you'd like some refreshment!

Anonymous said...

A vet one again - we had a message from the receptionist at our clinic saying a client had called wanting to discuss a "youth in asia". Upon calling the client it turned out he wanted to discuss having his pet put to sleep (euthanasia).

Nails UK said...

I've seen medical secretary transcriptions for "flea bite, his left leg" (Phlebitis, left leg) and "Euston Tube Station malfunction" (Eustachian Tube malfunction)

terri c said...

My mother almost died of auditory trombones--from the kid who lived behind us whose OWN mother couldn't stand the sound and made him practice outdoors!

Anonymous said...

We has a patient who wanted a cardiac ointment. In reality a cardiac appointment.

Jono said...

I made second chair thrombosis in eighth grade.

cliffintokyo said...

AEK,
You are letting your imagination run wild....control yourself!
I should think that forehead fagotti would send anyone straight to hell.

 
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