Monday, September 20, 2010
To and Fro the Government
Case 1: To the Government
A 57 year old female came to the ED with COPD exacerbation. She didn't even require home oxygen yet, but stated that she just started receiving medicare and disability for her COPD! After she told me this, I asked her if she still smokes. Of course the answer was yes. I then replied something smart ass'ish like "Wow it sure is nice of the government to pay for your cigarettes and your medical problems that you caused for yourself." She didn't appreciate that. Oh well.
Case 2: From the Government
A 19 year old female came in for "nausea." When it came down to it, she had a + pregnancy test yesterday and wanted confirmation that she was pregnant. Why did she need confirmation??? Well she asked that I fax her records to her Army recruiter. She was supposed to report to boot camp the following day. She was very happy she was pregnant and didn't have to go to boot camp. My suspicion is that she got pregnant on purpose b/c she changed her mind about the army.
Posted by SerenityNow at 7:26 PM