Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hospital Tales

Ok with HIPAA rules we know this wouldn't happen...usually LOL...but I still got a chuckle out of it.

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked,

'Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is

The operator said 'I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number?' The grandmother in her weak tremulous voice said, 'Norma Findlay, Room 302.'

The operator replied, 'Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse.'

After a few minutes the operator returned to the phone and said, 'Oh, I have good news, her nurse just told me that Norma is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged on Tuesday.'

The grandmother said, 'Thank you. That's wonderful! I was so worried! God bless you for the good news.'

The operator replied, 'You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?'

The grandmother said, 'No, I'm Norma Findlay in 302....

No one tells me shit.'


  1. I fell upon your blog looking up EDS. I finally received a diagnosis of EDS after years and years of people telling that they dont know what's going on, or treating me with NSAID and anti-inflammatory after another... which of course wrecked my stomach and did nothing else... anyway, I just wanted to say this made me chuckle a bit. Thank you for posting it! :-)

  2. hang in there sweetie we are pulling for ya. that made me chuckle as was cute , but also true lol hugs my friend mythunderbird/vicki

  3. Keesha...
    This just made my day... I just got out of the hospital on saturday.. I just had to laugh... this is so true... I want you to know you are in my prayers... Ive been following your blog and I know you have been through alot lately... Keep your chin up!!

    Be Well