Maybe it’s where I live, or perhaps it’s just that people in general don’t give a damn about their education anymore… but spelling/grammar errors on sign-in sheets really irk me. Here’s a few gems from the last few weeks:
- testikal pain
- chess pain and breath
- adomal pane
- spidet bite
- soar throt
- feet swole
- car acident
As written on the sign in sheet:
“Breaking out and breaking bad”
Me: What surgeries have you had in the past?
Patient’s husband: Well she had both eyes operated on once when her diabetes was leaking out into them. They had to go in and cauterize it.
Patient with abdominal pain comes in, is curled in the fetal position on the ER stretcher. Family member begins questioning me on what could be going on.
Me: Well, we won’t really know a whole lot until we start getting some tests back.
Family: Oh, are there a lot of vital organs in your abdomen or something…?
Doc: Have you taken anything for your sinuses?
Patient: Oh, just some antibiotics.
Doc: …What did you take?
Patient: Some Tylenol and when that didn’t work I took some Ibuprofen.
As written on the sign in form:
“Feever and kidny”
“I was at the Golden Corral and this guy dropped a bowl of ice cream on my shoulder.”