Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Patient No 1. Chest pain intermittently for a few weeks. Self-diagnosed as angina. Didn't get around to seeing a doctor, until tonight the pain became severe, Patient No. 1 broke out in a heavy sweat and felt like he was dying. He was, but managed to dodge the reaper's scythe this time. EMS brought him to the ER, which scooted him to the cath lab, where a dragged-out-of-bed cardiologist stented his 99% occluded right coronary artery.

Look. If you think you've got a lethal diagnosis, WHY NOT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? If you think your heart is starved for oxygen, see a doctor, okay? Is this not reasonable?

Patient No. 2. Insisted on wrapping all his body parts with the hospital's adhesive tape. When we took it away from him, he felt very ill-used. "You can't do this to me! I'm an American!" And something about the Bill of Rights, which I couldn't follow. Wildly paranoid delusions about everything and everybody. Wanted Seroquel® and lunch. Got 302'ed and transported to the Foundation Psych Crisis Center at the Other End of The Galaxy Hospital.

And that was just the beginning of my night.



meaning: pay, sweep away, rid

厄払い == yakuharai == (noun) exorcism, good riddance
分割払い == bunkatsubarai == (noun) payment by installments, hire-purchase

Left radical is one of the many radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical, now 'nose/self', is used phonetically to express 'sweep'. This character originally meant 'to sweep away with the hand'. It has come to be used metaphorically, as in 'sweeping away' a debt, i.e., paying it off. Henshall suggests mnemonic: 'Hand gives sweeping blow to nose to get payment.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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