I'm going to guess macular degeneration
I like Ravi's suggestion.Hey -- What about dictation mix ups? My favorite: "Sudden Dance Korea" for "Syndenham's Chorea."
She's deaf ;)
Spermicide, I put that s*** on everything
Hahaha sudden dance korea.. lol.. awesome.. I think the old lady is saying intermittent constipation :P
Yep, it was macular degeneration :)
Favorite complaint: I was an M3 on geri and had an 87 yo F referred to our inpt service. She told us her PCP informed her she had low "electric lights."
I've heard "smilin' mighty Jesus" for spinal meningitis before.
The last one reminds me of one of my former clients - who refused to leave her house because she was "...polymorphic, and they'll catch me if they see me change!" She also offered me a share of her lottery winnings she was planning on getting that weekend, too. Totally off her rocker, but in the loveliest way.
A psych patient once told me, multiple times, that he had a "photogenic memory."