Life As A Play: Dysphagia


Me [to patient]: What’s the problem?
Patient: I can’t swallow.
Me: How long has this been going on?
Patient: Since Friday night.
Me: Friday night, eh? And what were you doing when it started?
Patient: Eating chicken.
Me: Anything else?
Patient: Yeah, I was on my 17th beer.
Me: 17th beer…
Patient: Yeah.
Me: Hmm. Has this ever happened before?
Patient: Yeah, every time I eat chicken and drink 15-20 beers.
Me: Ok, then. Let’s get you to the ER.

Gonna be one of those days.