Thursday, March 12, 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:

heR thing is hurting

This one comes courtesy of a mother of a little toddler who was complaining of pain on urination.  In case you were wondering where the pain was, it was in... you know... her thing.  This, of course, is not to be confused with little miss thing*.

* I just put "little miss thing" in google, and it gave me this.  I can only imagine the psychological trauma that girl in the picture will go through when she is 16 and realizes that her mother made her wear that headband.  I'm just saying...


Epijunky said...

I'm putting one of those headbands on my next christmas list.


Redblues said...

Ever wonder how people like this get pregnant in the first place? Did the OB/Gyn tell her that 'thing' birth is safer than a c-section?