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Actual patient conversation I had yesterday

  Actual conversation I had yesterday with a patient: Ed: So how are you today, how are things going? Patient: Not too terribly horrible Ed: (laughing, probably not very appropriately) What does that actually mean? Patient: You know… Ed: No actually I don’t (I wasn’t going to let her off the hook) Patient: (after much […]

Careful what you say

Words are powerful.  They can healing but also hurtful.  Most people in the health care profession understand this intuitively.  Even if your body is injured, you cannot complain about your body as being “bad” or use phrases such as “my terrible shoulder” or “my neck is really screwed up”  and then expect to recover in the shortest amount of time.  My patients […]