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Updates in Hilarious Diagnosis.


Come on, say it. It may be spelled with an 'a' instead of an 'i,' but isn't that word inherently hilarious? Picture me learning this word while holding a patient's leg in the air, and suddenly bursting into giggles.

"I think you've got some ridiculopathy going on there."

"Oh, stop it, you're being ridiculopathous."

"Diagnosis: ridiculopathy."

Granted what it means isn't very funny; it's disease of the spinal nerve roots. The kind that causes sciatica.

But still! Made my week. Radiculopathy. Teehee.


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Dec. 9th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'm breaching confidentiality (given how many people tend to share a surname) by telling you that at Derbyshire Mental Health I saw files for service users named Mr Batty, Ms Daft, and Mr Nutty.

There was also a GP named Dr Pathy.
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, that's FUNNY. I told you that once I asked a patient whether he was playing with a full deck, yes?

. . . he was shuffling literally half a deck of cards at the time . . . oh, dear . . .
Dec. 9th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
That's pretty funny :)
Hey, I got your message, and something about the topic of your thesis (if it was relayed to me correctly) - cool!!!

Very vaguely related: I'm related to Dr. Susan Love. Um. Kind of. Her partner and I are second cousins twice removed, or something like that. Are you doing anything with your subjects that could be connected with http://www.armyofwomen.org/ ? If so, there's a connection for you.

I hope all is going splendiferously.
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
So splendiferously! Hey, I bet I'm going to see you this weekend and Jodi and Jenn's party, too! Rob and I will both be there.

It's not very related to army of women things . . . I DID join, though!
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
I'd bet Dr. Love would be interested in your results. She seems to be pretty grass-roots in her extended research network. see www.dslrf.org

Glad things are going great. And yes, I hope to be at the party.

Edited at 2008-12-10 01:54 pm (UTC)
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