Ten Things Medical Personnel Should Not Say

1. This won’t hurt a bit.

2. I know about your veins better than you do because I have been doing this a long time.

3. Don’t worry that your blood pressure is super high, we know what we are doing.

4. We don’t need to check your urine.

5. Did you know that CT scans deliver a ton of radiation and can cause cancer?  You should stop having them.

6. You don’t look sick.

7. You don’t need help to the bathroom after I gave you at least three sedating drugs, you look fine.

8. Show yourself the door.

9. The doctor doesn’t need to see that.

10. Are you always sick like this?

I have literally had all of these things happen and heard all of these things.

One Reply to “Ten Things Medical Personnel Should Not Say”

  1. Some of these are ridiculous! Show yourself the door?! Oy vey. Or they know your veins better than you? Glad you’re writing- this is good stuff

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