Me: (speaking to patient) So have you begun going to the adult day center? Patient: (pouting) Yes, they send me to the "babysitters" Patient's daughter: (frustrated) No (Patient and daughter now arguing loudly in foreign language) Patient's daughter: (talking to me) She went three days and will not go back. Well I think they don't… Continue reading I Just Gotta Be Free!
Patient, female in her late 60's: (face is surprised when I walk in) Me: Hello! I am one of the nurse practitioners here. You are here for the pacemaker follow up correct? Patient: Yes, is the doctor seeing me too? I was really hoping to see (mentions handsome, forty something year old doctor who implanted… Continue reading The Seductress
Patient: It will be one year tomorrow since we moved here from up North. So many changes...but we still think it was a good decision. Me: Really? That is nice. Does the rest of your family still leave up there? Patient: Yes, it is the reason why we moved here. Our only son and I… Continue reading He won’t text me back….
Me: Congratulations! Your lab results have improved! Elderly male Patient: Thanks, I have made a point to eat at home more often. Cooking was never my forte though. Me: Tell me about your living situation. Do you live alone? Patient: (with smirk on his face) Yes, are you offering to let me live with you?… Continue reading Let me take you dancing….
Me: I am so sorry that since we last saw you your house burned down! Patient: Thank you, I fell asleep with a cigarette in my hand. I was in the hospital for six weeks. I almost died. I still have lung problems from the smoke inhalation. Me: That's terrible! Ummm kinda awkward but… Continue reading Smoking Section?