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How Did You Get The Black Eye?

Pottsville PA: Sometimes accident descriptions patients tell me tickle my funny bone.

Yesterday a patient came in with a black eye.  Now, I have seen many a black eye in my years of practice.  The typical black eye I see is on an elderly patient that fell.  Usually the person has their glasses on.

But this accident description was way different.

Me: How did you get the black eye?

Patient: Well… I was sleeping and went to roll over… and I couldn’t because the covers were stuck.  So I tugged on the covers real hard and my hand slipped off…. and I hit myself in the eye.

You can’t just make this stuff up.