Friday, February 6, 2015

Patient quote of the day

"I know this seizure wasn't as bad as others, because I was able to post about it on Face Book."

18 comments:

Retired APRN said...

Not a bad index, actually.

Anonymous said...

Errrr, the alternative?

Packer said...

While it was happening.....

Holly said...

Well, there ya go!

a.generic doc said...

And if the patient can post about the seizure on Facebook with a selfie video, it's really not as bad.

Mage said...

Oh, my. Oh, my...I'm still laughing.

Anonymous said...

"And it got a lot more 'likes' than most of my others."

Anonymous said...

"But for the best ones, check out my YouTube channel."

Anonymous said...

Medical technology has really advanced since the old days when you had to post about your seizures on MySpace.

Anonymous said...

"Of course, there's that one from last year that I put up on PornHub..."

Andrew said...

This blog makes me feel a little less embarrassed about all the weird and awkward things I have said to my epilepsy doctor. Sometimes people are just nervous, and that's when the best word vomit/over-sharing happens. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

"Facebook is HIPAA-compliant, right?"

Anonymous said...

This patient has unwittingly simplified the rating system for epilepsy. Instead of trying to determine the details of seizures, the patient can now simply state if they:
1. Could still read and post to facebook
2. Could read, but not post
3. Could neither read nor post to facebook

Discard all the other systems.

Anonymous said...

I guess the thing that is even more mystifying about this -- who the h*ll posts their seizures to FaceBook.. Really???
In case anyone is interested, I sneezed once this morning.

migraineur said...

HIPPA is only required by med pros about pt info. If you choose to share your hangnail online, you are within your rights to do so. If your doc does so, with info that identifies you, they are in trouble.

Gracie's Mom said...

Oh, well that's all right then.

warmsocks said...

@Anon8:11
How about someone who had a seizure, is on the floor and can't get up, but managed to reach the laptop that fell to the floor during the seizure. Someone who needed help, but couldn't be heard by others in the house and was desperate for someone to see the post and phone her family so they'd get her the help she needed. Someone who, not too long after that incident, died due to uncontrolled seizures.

Anonymous said...

warmsocks-- the situation you describe is not the same as posting every single seizure on-line.

 
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