Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday night


My cell phone rings.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy."

Dr. Nerve: "Hi, Ibee" (pant, pant, pant, loud thumping noise) "I'm just calling to give you the post-call check-out" (thump, thump, thump) "In room 752 is the guy you saw Friday..."

Dr. Grumpy: "Are you okay? What's all that noise?"

Dr. Nerve: "I'm running" (pant, pant, thump, thump, thump) "on my treadmill."

Dr. Grumpy: "Why don't you call me later? I can barely hear you."

Dr. Nerve: "No! (pant, thump) "I'm determined to get back in shape!" (pant, thump, pant, thump) "Anyway, the guy in 752, Mr. Smith, had another seizure last night..." (pant, pant, thump...)

Dr. Grumpy: "What did his MRI show?"

Dr. Nerve: (thump, pant) "Hang on, let me get the list. I set it next to..." (thump) "AAAAAAAHHH!" (crash, thud) "SHIT!!!

click

15 comments:

Koos said...

So now Dr. Nerve has a medical emergency?

Anonymous said...

Looks like you hit a nerve.

bunkywise said...

Why oh why was that not on a video call that you could share? I have a birth defect that causes me to laugh uncontrollably at people falling down or hitting their head. I believe it is called Three Stooges Syndrome.

Your Doctor's Wife said...

I am rolling with laughter! You have no idea how close to home this hits! TEARS! I have tears!!!

awesomesauciness said...

Somewhere there's a happy ortho and cardiologist.

Possibly an entire trauma team.

Ms. Donna said...

Nah. Nobody is happy. MDs make the WORST pts.

Anonymous said...

Oh jeez...

Steeny Lou said...

I'm laughing right out loud, too. That's just plain FUNNY, Grumpz!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Steeny- He was probably dictating a consult for you to type before he called me, just kept his balance.

Loren Pechtel said...

You're a neurologist, not an emergency medicine doc. Refer him!

Silliyak said...

Remember, pretzel is a shape, probably the one he's in right now.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite books to come out in the last 5 years:"a must read", "it touched me at all levels", "it spoke to me","a deeply sensual experience"

Soon to be a major motion picture:
"crash, thud, SHIT!"

Steeny Lou said...

LOL, Dr. Grumpy - he may well have been dictating a consult for me. I wish he would've fallen during dictation, though. I could've used the laugh.

I love it when "my" doctors say silly things to us transcribers at random. It rarely happens, but there was this one time I'll never forget (partially because I kept a copy of the quote) when an Infectious Diseases doctor mentioned: "[The patient] was seen by a surgeon last fall, with the plan being to have surgery for the rectal prolapse, but it sounds as if that may have fallen through the cracks."

I couldn't resist firing him an email to let him know I appreciated the pun. He replied from his phone, thanking ME for the chuckle. I'm not sure he was aware of the pun when he dictated it as he was one of the more serious doctors.

Aeris said...

So, uh *shyly* is it ok to joke in transcriptions? It won't annoy anybody? I always try to be slow and enunciate everything and spell weird things, but I'm too scared to throw in jokes. Occasionally the pager goes off, then an expletive, then "click", then dictation resumes but angrily and rushed... I'll try to throw in a joke/pun here and there...

TiredRPh said...

Never ever look sideways or lord help you, BACKWARDS, while running on a treadmill. Same result every time. Shit, crash, thud.

 
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