Monday, May 17, 2010

People are Strange

In all my years working in healthcare you'd think that I would have seen everything. But no, I'm still constantly surprised by the odd people out there.

The other day I had a patient whose first name was Cellophane. Yep. Cellophane. What the hell were her parents thinking?

Today I had a patient, a young man about 47 years old, who had throat cancer. He'd stopped taking his cancer meds because he was having drug interference and it was making him sick. What was the cancer drugs interfering with you ask?

The cocaine, and pint of gin that he has every day.

Of the three, it was the cancer meds he stopped? Seriously?

I don't know why I'm surprised.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

Yep, sounds about right.

Adam said...

Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

"Celophane" is clearly out of order in the name department.


Sorry, couldn't be helped.

thecoconutdiaries said...

Now, was her name pronounced "cellophane" or was it something like Chell-oh-fain-ee?

thecoconutdiaries said...

Now, was her name pronounced "cellophane" or was it something like Chell-oh-fain-ee?

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Cellophane. Brilliant. That's better than the politician Ed Balls I've been laughing at all week.

Mimi's Toes said...

unbelievable to both!