Over the past few weeks I’ve started a list of stupid questions people ask me. I can’t help but to share these questions with those who might be interested…
at 3am in the morning on the phone with the advice nurse;
“do you have a blood pressure cuff?”… ummm, what do I say?
“Am I supposed to have a blood pressure cuff? Is this a standard medical thing one own’s like a thermometer? Would I know how to use one if I had one?”.
How about this one at 4am in the morning on the phone with the advice nurse,
“do you have any prune juice?”
How old do you think I am??? I’m NOT even 50 yet, why would I keep prune juice on hand? NO, but we do have a 24 hour open walmart close by, “could you hold for 20 minutes while I go get some?”.
“Did he smoke?” I don’t give a shit if he smoked or not. Half the people out there with lung cancer never smoked.
How about this question to John (from medical providers). “Do you have any pain?”… I can see the naughty glint in his eye when he’s asked this question and I know how he wants to respond, “Let’s see, I have cancer. I’m getting chemo. I’m almost 50 years old… when am I NOT in pain dumbass?”.