This is why I love my doctor

I got really sick this weekend and made an appointment to see my doctor first thing this morning. As I was sitting in the waiting room, I was distracting myself by reading World War Z, a novel about a zombie plague. (I forgot my knitting.)

When the nurse took me into an exam room to pre-screen me, she took my temperature and noted that it was slightly elevated, as was my blood pressure. She asked what my complaint was. “I was bitten by a zombie last night and I’m not feeling too well this morning” I said, hacking between each syllable.

“I see. And have you developed a craving for brains yet?”

“No, not yet. No appetite at all, really.”

“Good, it’s important to catch these things early. So what’s the real problem, smartass?”

I love my doctor. The end diagnosis was bronchitis, and she prescribed a course of antibiotics and an inhaler. I wonder what she would have prescribed for a craving for brains?

9 Responses to “This is why I love my doctor”

  1. Visionsister Says:

    That is awesome!

  2. Kath Says:

    I love that you actually HAVE a doctor! Even if I go once a year for whatever reason, I have never seen the same person twice. It’s amazing the number of docs that have rotated through our local medical center over the past ten years.

  3. bezzie Says:


  4. marta Says:

    Sounds like you have a great doctor with great support people. You don’t know me but I followed the link on Lime & Violet, saw you had made a seaman’s scarf and kilt hose…thought you might like or at least get a chuckle out of my patterns. I sent a couple books to Lime & Violet central and asked if they wouldn’t mind sending one on to you (I just didn’t feel comfortable with saying “hi! I’m a stranger and I’d like your address” directly to you) and they could do what they liked with the other. um…(shuffle, wringing of hands, circling foot) did you get it? If it got lost, would you like them? Get better soon! Let me know email: marta AT martaschmarta DOT com

  5. cari Says:

    Wait…you forgot to bring knitting to a waiting room? You WERE sick. Feeling better now, I hope.

  6. Michelle Says:

    For brain cravings, docs generally prescribe atrophied brains, usually found in the White House.
    *rim shot*

  7. jody Says:

    Haaaaaaa – i love it!

  8. minnie Says:

    BB has read that book, andenjoyed it thoroughly.

    and i love yourdoctor’s response!

    mine would have done the same thing, lol.

  9. Pippy Says:

    I just got a copy of World War Z- am looking forward to devouring it.
    And then firing up Dead Reckoning…