Alternative meds? you'll never believe this one!!

  1. A familiar scene in the office!!

    A new patient arrives and the "Med List" needs to be created.

    One day I asked a new patient about her medications.

    The patient listed

    Accupril
    HCTZ
    Asa
    and WD40!

    Now...This is the truth..

    I cautiously asked her what she did with the WD40..
    Fearing the worst I held my breath,
    She gave me a toothless smile and replied:

    "I use it to grease my joints every two weeks!!!!"

    Her daughter attested to the fact that "Mama always keeps WD40 in her drug cupboard to grease her elbows and knees."

    They were both serious :-)
    PS. I do live in TN!!!!! :-)


    Share your funny med stories!!!!

    have a great day!!

    Joy and Smiles *Darla**
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   laurasc
    WHAT??? She greases her joints? Does she think she's the Tin man or something? LOL! That's hysterical! Did you manage to keep a straight face???

    My funniest moment was a couple of years ago when a mom told me that she was using the Thermoscan (the ear thermometer) to take her infant daughter's temperature. Problem was that she didn't think it was working well. I asked her what the setting was. She said she used rectal for infants. She said had a hard time with the positioning...something along the lines of it being hard to get the thermometer in the hole properly. I replied with "Yes, infants ears are very small." She gave me a blank look. "Ear? But it said rectal."

    Turns out she was stuffing the Thermoscan in the poor kid's anus. No wonder it didn't work.

    Laura
  4. by   maikranz
    Originally posted by darla80:
    A familiar scene in the office!!

    A new patient arrives and the "Med List" needs to be created.

    One day I asked a new patient about her medications.

    The patient listed

    Accupril
    HCTZ
    Asa
    and WD40!

    Now...This is the truth..

    I cautiously asked her what she did with the WD40..
    Fearing the worst I held my breath,
    She gave me a toothless smile and replied:

    "I use it to grease my joints every two weeks!!!!"

    Her daughter attested to the fact that "Mama always keeps WD40 in her drug cupboard to grease her elbows and knees."

    They were both serious :-)
    PS. I do live in TN!!!!! :-)


    Share your funny med stories!!!!

    have a great day!!

    Joy and Smiles *Darla**

    I knew you were from the south, neighbor!!!!
    Hey, if it works, why not. Another trick I learned as a transplanted Yankee is to use cabbage leaves for relief of breast engorgement.
    LOL from the great North State--NC!


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