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  • Posted March 20, 2012 by
    chariotman1
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    What Are The Odds?

     
    Earlier today, I went to a medical clinic for a new drug trial that I signed up to do. The nurse hooked me up to an EKG machine and took a reading. Dead silence then she says the machine is showing an abnormal reading she had never seen before. She leaves the room and comes back a few minutes later. She adjusts the electrodes on my legs, arms , and chest. She starts the EKG again. Dead silence and then she says it is still showing an abnormal reading. She goes to consult the doctor. I comment that maybe the machine has schizophrenia which is what my study is about. She comes back and says the doctor told her some people show abnormal readings and to forget about it. Seems every time I get an EKG it shakes the nurses up and they always get a puzzled look on their face. Or, should I say a look of fear? Anyway, what are the odds of this always happening to me? What would cause it? I had a nurse tell me I didn't have a pulse one time. Our medical profession has a lot to be desired, but I wonder if anyone else has encountered something similar?

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