Thursday, March 24, 2005

Stating the Obvious

Scene: Jill, Hubs and Jo Mama in the patient exam room.

Doctor: It's important to consider the amount of medications that your mother is already taking before making a decision to add more. It really becomes a case of weighing the risk versus her quality of life.

Doctor turns to mother.

Doctor: Joanne, given the fact that you're in a vegetative state of depression and have enormous pain, I'm going to give you a prescription for an anti-anxiety medication and something a little stronger than Tylenol. I think that the loss of your child, your chronic liver disease and recent hospitalizations have got you feeling down. This should help.

Jill (to herself): Hellooo. Vegetative state of depression...Duh! Thankyouverymuch.