"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Not Exactly What I Mean

So I had a patient last night, a little elderly lady. Upon assessing her I found out she hadn't had a bowel movement in a couple days. She told me this was normal for her. I asked if sometimes she had to take a laxative at home. She says yes.

Me: Do you know the name of it?

Patient: Oh, Its "Over the counter".

Me: Yes.....RIght- but do you know the name of it?
Patient: Oh....Rite Aid. . . or sometimes walgreens if Rite Aid is closed.

Me:   -_-

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