Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hospital Typos

Arcane postal information: the USPS color-codes arriving mail for its appropriate dispatch day. Monday mail is blue, Wednesday mail is green, etc. This way when you're looking at a veritable sea of mail containers, you can readily pick out which ones need to be worked on first.

Well, list member Pamela A. used to supervise for us at the post office, and every Thursday she always wore purple, to remind us that the color code for Thursday was purple. (I think it may also have been her favorite color.)

Today, she has an extra-special reason to wear purple. Today is National Purple Day, in support of Epilepsy Awareness around the world.



"The lab test indicated abnormal lover function."

"The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately...."

"Patient stated she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorce."

"I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy."

"She is numb from her toes down."

"While in the emergency room she was examined, x-rated, and sent home."

"The patient suffers from occasional, constant, infrequent headaches."

"Patient was alert and unresponsive."

"When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room."

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WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." (Ephesians 6:10-11)


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