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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DOCTORS MAY THINK THEY’RE GOD, BUT DOES GOD THINK HE’S A DOCTOR?



(Reworked from a July, 2012 post with new cartoons.)

Back in the days when my skin fit better  When I was about 45 or 50, my gynecologist retired & I had to find a new one.  I had made a note on the new patient form I filled out saying I preferred being called “Fran” to “Frances.”  He brought me into his office & was looking over my papers.  He said, “I see you’d rather be called Fran.”  I told him that was right & asked him if he preferred to be called “Bob” or “Robert”.  He looked at me as if he had never had a patient ask him that before, then he smiled & told me, “Robert”.  I figured that with the particular parts of me that he would be checking, we should probably be on a first-name basis.

Many doctors are like this:

I would MUCH rather they were like this:


Are they required to surrender their sense of humor in exchange for their medical school diploma?  I was at a doctor’s office, waiting in one of the operatories, when he & his nurse came in.  They told me they had an emergency & that it would be a little while before they could treat me.  They asked me if they could get me anything while I was waiting.  I told them a margarita would be nice.  No reaction whatsoever!  I wonder why they even asked?

My friend, Barbara, fell down the stairs.  Only two stairs, but she managed to SHATTER her kneecap—I guess she figured that something worth doing is worth doing well!  She had surgery that evening & the next day her surgeon examined her & told her to see him in two weeks.  She made an appointment.  She was in a rehab center & confined to bed.  She called her surgeon’s office about the appointment & was told that he couldn’t see her then—he was getting married.  Barb asked the receptionist if the doctor was getting married, how come he didn’t know that a couple of weeks in advance?  She said, “It must be a rush marriage!  Is he pregnant?”  Not even a snicker from the receptionist.
           

He may have been her surgeon:

Or him:

Do you ever feel like this in a doctor’s office?



I will admit, some doctors are very thorough:

Things have changed in doctor's offices:

And they are always learning:

But they don't know everything yet:






Can you imagine if they went on strike?


The doctors said I've got this little piece of brain lodged in my skull, but when they get it out I'll be fine----fishducky

 








15 comments:

  1. Sigh. So much truth.
    I am pretty certain that many of them (specialists in particular) DO think that they are God.
    And can't help but snicker when I think about the old joke about the fun that can be had with a doctor's wife and an apple orchard. Apples traditionally speaking are a dangerous fruit in the bible...

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    1. Being an old joke myself, I thought I knew EVERY old ever told but I can't remember that one. Can you tell it to us, please?

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  2. Of course the operation was absolutely necessary:) I often feel like that when I go to the doctor.
    Love these Fran.

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    1. Fortunately my GP is a friend & doesn't charge me!!

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  3. A dentist told me once that he needed a Valium. Not sure if he was serious or kidding but I told him to bring me a glass of wine while he was at it.
    he was a good sport about it but I never went back.
    Lisa

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    1. You should have specified red or white--they're NOT mind readers!!

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  4. So much truth. I once had a gynecologist who was notorious for having you wait in the exam room LONG before his visit. He half ways chastised me for having a full bladder upon exam. "You need to empty before you come in here." he scolded. "I did," was my answer. He blushed but at least apologized for keeping me waiting so long.

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    1. I once asked a specialist why I always had to wait an hour after my appointment time to be called in. He gave me a disgusted look & said that was because he had to answer patient's questions!!

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  5. Great cartoons.
    When I went to the Dr.for a neck nerve problem years ago, he asked me to do this and he raised his arm above his head. I told him if I could do that I wouldn't be here. His response "I see." My current GP has a great sense of humor, so it isn't all doctors.

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    1. Sounds like the old joke about the patient who lifts his arm & says that before the accident I could raise my arm all the way up to here & now I can only get it up to here!!

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  6. I agree, doctors have lost their sense of humor. Sometimes I forget that and try to make a joke then feel so silly LOL

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  7. How is it that the empathetic doctor is wearing pants with the patient but not in his reflection?

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  8. Oh Lordy! I read you asking for a margarita, then in the next paragraph I read Barbarita instead of Barbara (*~*)

    I haven't yet come across any doctors who think they are God, probably because I attend the clinics where there are several doctors and they're all too busy attending the waiting hordes to get big-headed about themselves.

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