Monday, November 21, 2011

Pain relief

While discharging a sweet old lady and her husband who had been involved in a very minor fender bender, I'm explaining that they can both take their usual OTC pain reliever for any muscle aches. "Motrin, Aleve, or Tylenol, whichever normally works best for you is what you should go with," I tell them.

Sweet old man pipes up, "I usually go for heroin, is that okay this time?"

I was unsure if he was kidding, until he starts laughing and assured me he would use Aleve.

On second thought...I'm still not sure he was kidding.


Meara O. said...

I think the patients who can laugh about something like that are my favorite... And especially when you have a pair of them! Always lightens up a dreary night :)

Anonymous said...

I love OLD people!! They are hilarious!