And so, we ponder the mysteries
of body and soul, the medical arts,
blood pressure, pulse, the body parts
(labeled with another’s name)
We wonder, who is she
who intrudes on the charts
who lubs dubs with my mother’s heart–
the mysterious Susan C.
the student who once threw a roll,
or was it she on the grassy knoll?
What is or was her fate?
(Did they need to operate?)
Let’s Google her, we say.
Is it her, or her, or her?
Which woman there would we prefer?
It doesn’t matter, either way.
Why won’t her name disappear?
Is she a Russian spy?
Why? Why? Why
is her name so clear, so near
to erasing it—persevere, we will.
There! All set.
No. Sigh. Not yet.
(Do you think she’ll pay the bill.)
I don’t want to go into details or give the woman’s full name, but there was another woman’s name associated with some of my mom’s medical records, and we could not get rid of it. But we got a little silly with wondering who she was. If interested, you can read my more serious post here.
That’s happened more than a few times with me too; 2 women with the same first middle and last name – same dentist, same gynae … the last woman 10 years younger and for a pregnancy check – 🙂
This woman’s name is not the same as my mom’s–first or last–not even close. That would make sense. 🙂
What a strange thing, to have another’s name and stats on your mother’s chart. I chuckled a little at the end (about paying the bill).
It was strange, Robin. 🙂
I love what you did with this, Merril. I hope your mother is doing better.
Thanks so much, Jill!
No question … a Russian spy. 😉
That’s what I think, too, Frank! 🙂
Ha! And how much of your mother’s info is in Susan’s charts?
Hopefully none! I don’t quite understand it.
Oh, dear, you really don’t want to see another person’s name and stats on your mother’s chart. “Hello, nurse, there’s a strange woman in my mom’s charts!” I’m glad you could have a sense of play with it. Could your mom have an alter ego? 🙂
I think it’s just an online glitch. I hope. My mom probably wishes she had an alter ego right now! 🙂
That is funny but scary at the same time. Good on you to make light of the situation! Hope nothing is too serious with you mom!
I agree about the funny, but scary. I don’t think anything has been compromised. My mom had a stroke, but she’s able to speak (and complain)! I think she’ll be moved to rehab soon.
She is able to speak (and complain)! – makes me think of my mother’s spouse…
What about movement, has she any paralysis? I dearly hope not…
No, I don’t think she has any paralysis–she’s just very weak.
Thank goodness for that.
Some work and she shall regain at least some of her strength.
Hopefully, Dale. Thank you for your positive thoughts!
Not good (not your poem 🙂 )
We can’t control the electronic world we have created…the least we can do is be amused I suppose. They say laughter heals. (K)
We were laughing the way you laugh in serious situations. 😉
Sometimes silliness is the best sanest approach … especially if dealing with an insane situation. Which it seems you are. I’m guessing it takes multiple approvals to erase even a small misspelling once entered into a medical record. Don’t you wonder if the person making the updates was named Susan … amusing herself to stay awake … thinking no one ever looks at her inputs anyhow …
That could definitely be the case! 🙂 Thank you.