* * Anonymous Doc: "But You're Married!"

Friday, January 11, 2013

"But You're Married!"

My 94-year-old patient with dementia.

"Marry me, doc."

"But you're married!"

"You're married?"

"No, you're married."

"You're married."

"No, not me.  I'm not married.  You're married."

"To you?"

"No, to your husband, Bob."

"Do you know Bob?"

"I've met Bob, yes."

"You're married to Bob?"

"No, you're married to Bob."

"But I thought I was married to you."

"Nope, I'm not married.  But you're married to Bob."

"Do I like Bob?"

"Yes, you seem to like Bob."

"Oh.  But before I was married to Bob I was married to you?"


"Before I was married to Bob, you were married to Bob?"


"How did we start talking about Bob?"

"I don't remember."

"Neither do I."


  1. how does it feel when proposed by a 94 years old lady? lol
    ah, poor Bob...

  2. Not the elderly patient who asked if you were going to "take her to bed?" LOL