Writing medical history down!

It’s good to have your medical history on a piece of paper!

Conversation happening between a patient and a nurse in the bed next to me in the pre-Op area:

Nurse: did you have breakfast this morning?

Patient: No

Nurse: Okay, good. Did you take any medications this morning?

Patient: No

Nurse: Do you normally take medications in the morning?

Patient: yes.

Nurse: Which ones?

Patient: Lots. I have lots of pills.

Nurse: Okay–which ones?

Patient: They’re all different kinds.

Nurse: Names? Does these medications have names?

Patient: Oh, yes yes. [rattles of lots of different drug names]

Nurse: any heart problems?

Patient: No, no heart attack.

Nurse: I see in your history you’ve had a pace maker put in place.

Patient: Oh ya…

Nurse: When was it put in?

Patient: Awhile ago.

Nurse: like, do you have a date?

Patient: a few years ago.

About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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