Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cheering Myself Up

This is going to be a very tough week for me and I will be spending a lot of time trying to find ways to cheer myself up. I thought I’d start by announcing this will be “Medical Joke of the Day” week (no, I haven’t run out of lame lawyer jokes yet).

I’ve also received some funny jokes via e-mail and comments that are too long to put on my sidebar and I will be posting them this week. (yes, I am avoiding writing).

This is from my favorite blogging doctor:

A man was at the country club for his weekly round of golf. He began his round with an eagle on the first hole and a birdie on the second.

On the third hole he had just scored his first ever hole-in-one when his cell phone rang. It was a doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical condition and in the ICU.

The man told the doctor to inform his wife where he was and that the he'd be there as soon as possible. As he hung up he realized he was leaving what was shaping up to be his best ever round of golf. He decided to get in a couple of more holes before heading to the hospital.

He ended up playing all eighteen, finishing his round shooting a personal best 61, shattering the club record by five strokes and beating his previous best game by more than 10. He was jubilant... Then he remembered his wife. Feeling guilty he dashed to the hospital. He saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about his wife's condition.

The doctor glared at him and shouted, "You went ahead and finished your round of golf didn't you! "I hope you're proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself at the country club your wife has been languishing in the ICU! It's just as well you went ahead and finished that round because it will be more than likely your last!" "For the rest of her life she will require 'round the clock care. And you'll be her caregiver!"

The man was feeling so guilty he broke down and sobbed .

The doctor snickered and said, "I'm just fucking with you. She's dead. What'd you shoot?"

(There are a couple of unanswered questions in my comment section--I am not ignoring you. I will respond to those tonight. Thanks for stopping by.)

10/20/07 9:00 p.m. Thank you Dr. Kevin for putting ATM back on your feeds page. That put a smile on my face. And if you have never checked out the KevinMD feeds page you should. It is very useful for keeping up with your favorite medblogs. That is how I keep up with my favorite surgeon at Surgeonsblog.


Lynn Price said...

Lordy, Meddy Addict, that was hysterical. I'm sorry your upcoming week is going to be a toughie. Um, maybe I can write you out of it. Seems to work for my characters. Where would you rather be?

Medblog Addict said...

I need a rewrite of the last few days. Can you do that? And I would definitely rather be somewhere else.

Lynn Price said...

"And I would definitely rather be somewhere else."

How's Rio grab you? Juan, the Cabana Boy will cater to our needs - you don't think I'm letting you go alone, do you?

As for the past few days - yeah, I can do that...

Sid Schwab said...
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jmb said...

That was a great story, looking forward to more.

Hang tough, you'll survive. You know what they say, if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger.

Medblog Addict said...

Thanks y'all. Rio and Juan sound great. I would settle for 1000 miles from here.

Why did you delete your comment? I thought it was funny. I can really use the laugh right now. I was going to say you were my favorite surgeon.

Mauigirl said...

Delurking - just wanted to say hello and let you know I enjoy your blog! I just linked you to mine! I write a couple of different blogs, one of which is a medical blog, You might enjoy it!

SeaSpray said...

Ahhh...rewrites - if only...she says wistfully.

Hope things turn around for you MA.

Lynns's idea for Rio and Juan the Cabana boy attending to your needs - rewrite...they say there is power in words..who knows - maybe when they hit paper...magic will happen. :)

911DOC said...

Dear Counselor.
I plan on contributing a doctor joke soon but for now, TAG! Boehmian Road Nurse asked me to do a 'meme' and to pass it on. Thought of you. Hope you can do it after your tough week. Here are the rules...

The rules of the meme are as follows:
You simply list eight random facts/habits about yourself. And feel free to write a little bit about those things if you'd like

911DOC said...

my joke:

a man goes into the doctor as he has been feeling ill. the doctor runs some tests and tells him to come back in a week.

a week passes and the man, still feeling ill, comes back to meet his physician.

"well sir, i've got some good news and some bad news for you, which would you like to hear first?" the doctor asks.

"uh, the bad news i guess," says the patient."

"okay," the doc says, "you've got a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer and you will be dead within a month no matter what we do... i'm sorry," says the doc.

"wow," (sob, whimper), says the patient, "i guess i could really use some good news now... what is the good news?"

the doctor replies, "well sir... did you notice my secretary out front? the one with the very large melons and the legs that go on forever?"

"uh... yes... i did notice her... what's the good news?" asks the patient.

"i'm fucking her," says the doc.

Medblog Addict said...

Funny. Thanks.

Amanda said...

Hey, I finally responded to your comment over on my Tagged post. I'm a slug, I admit. That and, well... life gets in the way of blogging as much as I'd like at times.

That joke in the post made me burst out laughing, which might be said, but oh well. My sense of humor is at times a tad bit inappropriate ;)

I'm sorry you're having a rotten week. Those seriously suck. And being trapped in a law office can't help. Well, I guess it can help if you're a partner and have associate attorneys to torture...

I'll keep you in my mind. And if that cabana boy shows up, I want in. I'll make the Bloody Marys. Spicy V8, Worcestershire sauce, a little hot sauce for the extremely brave, fresh ground pepper, and celery salt. If nothing else, they'll clear out your sinuses.

Amanda said...

Erm, change "said" to "sad" in my fourth sentence. I can't comment without typoing to save my life tonight.

Medblog Addict said...

I'll let you know if the cabana boy shows up.