Has anyone else gotten the giggles while treating patients? On the one hand its very satisfying to have a good belly laugh – but a bit inconvenient while you are bent over someone tapping in needles.
Today I had two patients in the back, and one that I was in the process of needling. The first lady was snoring, and it started to sound like a bear growling. This alarmed the patient I was needling until she realized it was coming from the other patient. The look on her face (and the growling itself) started me silently chuckling. Not 10 seconds later the lady in the other part of the room piped in with a higher pitched “warbling” noise that sent me over the edge. It was like a strange duet. I was shaking with laughter (as was my current patient). We weren’t making any noise, but I did have to walk away for a moment.
It was so joyous and strange.
Ahh, Good times.
Dana @ Skagit Community Acupuncture