Wednesday, March 23, 2011

and when exactly was that?

i swear this happens about fifty five times a day.  i am trying diligently (have i said before that i am diligent?) to take a history and it goes something like this:

me:  'when did you first notice that your leg was numb?'
patient: 'it started two weeks after my sister-in-law came to visit.'


me:  'how old was your father when he died of heart disease?'
patient: 'he died when i was 52.'

you're getting the gist of this, right?

1 comment:

  1. I get the same thing. "My cough started about 3 months before I got laid off from the mine."

    My stepmother used to give driving directions like that. "Go north on Willow until you get to where the Ford dealership used to be and turn left. Then go until you come to where the HEB store was before it closed and turn right."