Monday, December 08, 2008

Overheard, but not from Mickey or Alex

Pete had an outpatient procedure done on his foot today. He's fine and resting downstairs...might be a while before he makes it up here unless he improves on his skills with the crutches.

So during the pre-op the nurse was going through the millions of questions about Pete's health history and everything about his current health. Of course, the subject of his pulmonary embolism came up and then she mentioned, sort of to herself, that he'd "had a bout with it."

At least that's what Pete heard.

What she really said was "when was your last bowel movement?"

To which he said " 2006."


Anonymous said...

How embarrassing. He-he. I recall being 23 and obviously lacking in some vocabulary or abbreviations. Doctor: "When was your last BM?"
This was after son was born. I did not know what he was talking about. So I had to ask. I wished I hadn't. rw

Anonymous said...

So THAT'S what's been bugging Pete!