Friday, July 8, 2011

Funny patient/ Memphis stories

So I just had to share this because it's too funny not to!  I was seeing a patient last Friday morning that was a follow up from some trauma.  That means he was a new patient to the dental school, and his mom had to fill out paperwork.  Our medical history sheet asks 3 questions about allergies:  "Is your child allergic to any medications?  Is your child allergic to latex?  Does your child have any other allergies?"  So the mom answers the first 2 questions just fine.  On the last question, there is a blank space to write in anything the child is allergic to.  This mother checked that, yes, her child was allergic to something, and then, on the line for more information, wrote "Strimp".  I can only assume she meant shrimp.  I am unsure as to whether she thinks the word is actually "strimp" or whether she didn't know how to spell it. Either way, hilarious!  I marked out the patient's name on the sheet, highlighted "strimp," and hung it up on the wall in the resident room.  We're going to start putting ridiculous things on the wall and calling it the "Wall of Shame."  It was the highlight of my day!

Story #2:  I showed my attending doctor the medical history that I thought was so funny.  He then told me a story about a patient that was talking about "squirrel" ice in vanilla and chocolate ice cream together.  Also known as swirl ice cream.  Yes, squirrel.  Funny, huh?

#3: One of the assistants at the school says so many words funny.  I told her I had burned my hand, and she asked me if I put any "neosperm" (neosporin) on it.  And she was talking to one of the other residents who was pregnant and asked if she was going to be getting an "epiderm." (epidural) It's as if she thinks if she starts out the words in the correct way, people will know what she means even if she doesn't say it correctly.  It cracks me up.  And I love this lady.  She's hilarious, and she and I banter back and forth all the time.

That's all that come to mind right now.  I'm sure I will have more to post about as the year goes on!  Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Sounds like many days in my classroom! ;) I'm hoping to have some good ones to share once school starts back.