Old Man Tired of Giving Medical History

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19687597_m-e1437319848101GOSHEN, MI – A local man with multiple medical problems decided to tape record his medical history to playback instead of repeating himself at every doctor’s visit.  Yes, GomerBlog was just as surprised as you are to hear that people still use tape recorders.

76-year-old James Reading found himself becoming short-tempered and short of breath, given his COPD and recurrent bronchitis, explaining his extensive medical history after visiting any new doctor.

“I’m sick and tired of having to repeat myself.  I kept telling those doctors that my information was in the chart, but they disregarded me and just kept asking questions.  How the hell am I supposed to remember what year my heart surgery was or what side my hernia repair is on?  I have 76 years of extensive history, check the damn chart!”

In an unprecedented move, Reading decided not to speak to doctors anymore when asked about his past medical and surgical history.  He has tape recorded his history from birth and updates it as conditions change.

GomerBlog was able to obtain exclusive excess to the tape recording.  In it, we discovered that the recording was 28-minutes long and included several actually very interesting war stories from Vietnam.  Pills were identified as “the small blue pill” or “the big orange one that I take at noon, you know, that Dilaumed.”

When seeing a new doctor and before they can even ask him about his medical history, he pushes “Play” on the tape recorder.  “I love seeing the look on their faces when I refuse to talk and I just push ‘Play.’  It makes my day.”

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    happyhospitalist

    Funny stuff!

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