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Laughter is the best medicine

November 8th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s true. I know because I’ve built this entire practice on that principle. If you’re not chuckling at minimum when you walk out of here, we’ve failed you as a medical team. No, we want to you to be in stitches at all times – not literally! – when you’re here and everywhere else. Laughing makes you happy and happiness makes you better.

And no, I don’t mean the placebo effect! I once told a knock-knock that cured a little girl’s leukemia while she was still in my office. “Stu who?” she asked, after the setup. “Stu-stu-stu-stu-stu-stuttering Stu!” I sang, and the whole room was in tears. Well, except her brother who had a bit of a stutter himself, but he wasn’t my patient, so whatever. Point being: I dropped some hilarity on that kid and she was fixed instantly. I assume so, anyway, since the family never came back.

Then there was my patient with a broken leg. This guy had multiple fractures in both his femur and tibia from a car accident, and was howling in pain, even after everything had been set and casted into place. So I started on this brilliant riff about him being a Cast-inova in a sea of beautiful fe-murls that had him shifting in his seat with mirth and scrunching up his face immediately. And then he was cured! He was so eager to get out of there and use his newly-restored leg that he even left his crutches behind! Just bounded out of the clinic without a moment’s hesitation. Amazing!

Comedy cures! What else can you say? So please come back for some treatment, and stay for the giggles. Because the best way to shake an ailment is to just laugh it off!

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