Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Letter to whiny patients

Dear PIA,

No, I do not want you to have a miscarriage. However, since you are now in your third trimester, that would be difficult. No, I am NOT going to write an off-work note for you because the factory is "too cold." Put on another layer, dammit, and quit trying to get out of work.

No, your boss asking you to lift 10 pounds is not unreasonable. Here's a copy of the ACOG guidelines for working in pregnancy. YOU ARE NOT DISABLED!!! Quit trying to be a drain on society and go to work.

Yes, you should live in a place with water, electricity, and heat. At your last appointment (2 months ago, since you've missed multiple ones), we gave you the phone numbers of agencies around here that can help. You have not done a thing to help yourself. I'm sorry you're being evicted tomorrow, but I did give you the number of the local women's shelter last time. I can't help those who won't help themselves. And it isn't the caseworker's fault your documentation isn't in order. Grow up and show some responsibility for your own actions.

Oh, and those ciggies in your pocket can pay for the bus ride here. Don't tell me you don't have money to pay for that when you smoke a couple of packs per day.

FYI, if the L&D nurses fight over who will be "lucky" enough to have you as a patient, that is not a good sign. Stop being a whiny twit. You are not the first, nor the last woman to give birth.

Your OB


dr. whoo? said...

Amen, and amen! Love it! Happy Thanksgiving!

ER's Mom said...

You too! I'm on call, so we're celebrating on Saturday.