Mr. S. is an amazingly spry 87 year old male.
He's not on medications, is cognitively intact, walks unaided and is still the lead vocalist for an oldies band.
My nurse recently placed a sticky note on his chart for me to see before I went into the exam room.
It stated, "87 y/o, WOW!"
I decided to have some fun with it.
Me (after entering the exam room): My nurse is pretty impressed by you. Look at this note she put on your chart. Before we start, I need to know, did she try and put some moves on you?
Mr. S.: Oh no...I'm still the one who chases the girls...I just can't catch them anymore (he laughed).
Me: Do you have a lady friend currently?
Mr. S.: You bet. I stopped looking for the young women 'cause they're looking for the same thing I'm looking for...money (he laughed again). I have a nice companion for the last few years and she's still a young thing...only 73 years old.
After we had finished I told my nurse about showing him the note.
My Nurse: I did tell him that he was an impressive specimen.
Me: Just how much of a nursing exam did you do?