Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Head-Spinning Medical Dialogue

I have an appointment for a nuclear stress test on Friday.

I asked the stress test appointment taker why I couldn't eat something before the test. "It’s because of the test," she said.

"I know, but why do they require me to fast before the test?"

"It’s the test preparation."

"I know, but why?"

"Because it’s part of the test preparation."

"I'm afraid you’re not answering my question. WHY is it part of the test preparation?"

"Because you’re getting an injection. When people get injections, they can’t eat."

This must be the same woman who told me there are two kinds of diabetes, the high blood sugar kind and the low blood sugar kind.


Indigo Bunting said...

Now, there's an informed worker.

Thanks for sharing this frighteningly laughable tale.

And I hope the test tells only the tales you want it to.

crystal said...

Good luck with the test!

Adam Byrn "Adamus" Tritt said...

In was hoping there would be real head-spinning involved here.

It sounds like many of the conversation I had before I swore at doctors. Then I swore off doctors and I'm feeling much better.

Helen said...

Maybe it's part of the stress test. How will the patient react when exposed to head spinning medical dialogue?

Susan said...

LOL That must be it, Helen. Thanks, everyone!