Monday, February 9, 2009

Today's "Reason For Your Visit"

When a patient checks in at our ER, they are asked to fill out a half-sheet of paper with name, phone, SSN, birth date, and "reason for your visit".

Whenever I work triage, I write down the interesting ones and have been building up a list.  Some are funny, some embarrassing, and some just tickle my warped sense of humor.  I try to give the benefit of the doubt.  I know that these people are hurting and just want to be seen, but it still makes me shake my head to see some of the things that patients can come up with.

Thus, my regular (as in whenever I feel like it) series, "Reason For Your Visit."  Please keep in mind that spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are copied directly from the original paper.


So let's get to today's Reason For Your Visit:

F

At least this patient censored herself.


3 comments:

Blair said...

Do we have any idea what "F" might indicate?

Braden said...

well, among her multitudinous complaints was "fall" so maybe she started to write that, but forgot how to spell it.

And don't hate me because I can use words like multitudinous. Actually, I thought I was making it up, but then Google told me otherwise.

*~Dani~* said...

Here I thought F stood for "fainting" and perhaps she fainted while writing it.

That could also apply to fall.