Monday, March 23, 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:

Dizzy, Vomitting, Diahreah, CHILLS, abdominal ache

I guess he just really wanted to be sure I knew about the chills.  He was also apparently a little bit upset about having to be around his wife Diahreah.  I can't see another reason for putting her name on the list of problems.


Penelope said...

I admit that diarrhea is still a word I have trouble spelling *blush*.

NEMed2 said...

I love these. Your comments are both hilarious and an affirmation that no matter where in the world we are, we all think the same about the ridiculous things our patients say. Thank you.