Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dr. Orthochick: Bone(r) Health

Dr. Sportsfem: Order a set of bone health labs on her. departs
Me: OK, so I know that's TSH, PTH, free T4, ionized calcium...is it 1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D or just 25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D?
Co-resident: I don't know. You're doing better than I am with these.
Me: No, you're probably better at this. Because every time I see or hear "bone health," my first thought is "boner health" and then I start giggling and I can't actually concentrate on learning about bone health.

For the rest of the morning, whenever my co-resident dictated "bone health,' I whispered "boner health." I'm sure he loves doing clinic with me.

Seriously though, does anyone see "bone health" and not immediately think "boner health?" I'm the same way with a "bone stimulator," my first thought is "boner stimulator." I would be more annoyed with myself for not knowing anything about bone health, but I am probably more interested in bones than the average person and I still think boner health sounds a lot more interesting and a lot more important in the grand scheme of things.

5 comments:

  1. She wants the D

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    1. Dat vitamin D (referenced from this comic: http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/31012)

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  2. I got "one" just thinking about boner

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  3. In the words of Tom Lehrer, "When correctly viewed, everything is lewd"

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  4. I'd probably enjoy working with you. Yes, medicine is "serious business" but I'd be snickering at the sophomoric humor right along with you.

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