Overheard in Clinic

Patient: How much levodopa am I taking? I heard you shouldn’t take more than 4 grams a day.

Me: Grams? No, definitely you aren’t there. You’re taking…[mental math] 800 mg a day.

Patient: How much is that in grams?

Me:  0.8 grams. It’s a thousand to one.

Patient: 0.8? That’s almost nothing! What about ounces? I can’t do this metric thing, it’s too hard.

Me: ….


[Yes, I’m alive! And thriving in fellowship. Boards tomorrow, though. Eep!]


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