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You want to ‘splain that, Scooter?

The Head Rat and I spent the evening filling out the health history paperwork for our new doctor.  It always amazes me how few details I remember about my grandparents and their health.  I always think I should get the details from my folks, but then I never do, because I never plan to change doctors and when we do, I’ve forgotten to get the details.

I’ve never had one of these questionnaires ask whether I have sex with men or women or both before.  I guess I wasn’t paying attention, because I answered wrong.  Then, because I was using a fountain pen, I had to mark out the answer.  So, now, the big black splotch makes it look like I’m homophobic or something.

What a lovely way to start a new professional relationship.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Rat, JrNo Gravatar | June 13, 2007 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    *snickers* Now that is just priceless. Just tell the doc you know two gay elves.

  2. Rat, JrNo Gravatar | June 13, 2007 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Only that they are inteteresting in a litterary sense. Taht should confuse her.

  3. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | June 24, 2007 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    How ’bout ‘splainin’ this one… A guy goes in for a routine eye exam with complaints of double vision. The Doc tells his patient that the double vision isn’t caused by anything being wrong with the guy’s eyeballs but, because double vision is an early symptom of Myasthenia Gravis, lab work is ordered to rule that out. After a visit to Vampyra, and some obligatory waiting for test results, the guy gets a call from his PCP’s office with the following information:
    “Your test results came back negative… you are not allergic to Latex.”

    When the guy points out that the blood work was done to rule out Myasthenia Gravis, rather than a potential for an allergic reaction to Latex, the medical professional’s response (after a brief pause) is: ” Well… the test results came back negative so, I guess you don’t have that either.”
    I’m beginning to wonder if the “medical arts and sciences” hasn’t made a radical shift to the “medical arts and crafts” in my (uh… in this guy’s) wacked-out little corner of the world. Peace. -K.

  4. CziltangNo Gravatar | June 24, 2007 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I was raised to have a deep and abiding respect for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. However, of late, it has dawned on me that some of these folks were probably C students. I’m having a bit of trouble reconciling myself to the possibility that my health is in the hands of someone who got 70% right.

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