Necessity is the mother of invention

Friday, July 30, 2010

I had an interesting encounter with a 75 y.o gentleman who was admitted with the chief complaint of passing black stools for the past 2 days. Upon clerking him, I found out that he has a number of pretty nasty co-morbids that require him to be on a long list of medication. When I requested for the medications that he is on, he showed me this:
A mini pharmacy. And he's such a good patient that he can tell you what is medication for, the dosage just off his head. I like the fact that he's such an organised person, obtaining the drug history can never be easier.
He's on Casodex, an androgen receptor antagonist that give rise to gynaecomastia.

Upon physical examination, I found this device attached to a part of his body. Upon questioning, this device is in fact his own creation. Speaking about the latest medical invention, this man could probably win himself an award or something!
Give it a guess, I'll buy you a drink if you manage to guess it right.

3 comments:

吳許芝蓮佩儒 said...

人生最重要的一件事,就是從生活中認識你自己。.......................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

優質的好部落格,當然要留言支持鼓勵鼓勵!..................................................................

Hui Ruan said...

haha..rachel and i know what this is! a urethral stopper :P
he has incontinence due to prostate removal some years back!
very interesting patient and very cooperative. we enjoyed talking to him.