How to Explain Yourself to a Doctor (rerun)

A rerun from year-one. That doesn't happen often! Sorry for the repeat. I've been under the weather recently. Nothing major. You'll see a comic about it soon enough. 

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Reader Comments (40)

Not sure which is funnier, 140 PSI or "will 2 femurs give me super powers".

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

You haven't aged at all! Noticed a bit of a limp these days, though.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Hopefully, you don't have two smaller femurs where there used to be one.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaa

May be a repeat to some, but new to me. Damn good stuff.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtto66

As chance would have I DO consider that a super power!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFirst Name

So, he has 2 smaller femurs in his esophagus? Interesting...

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplooperz

Awesome, somehow missed this the first time around. I'ts not the super power I was hoping for, but I'll take what I can get...

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

First! Haha I'm so cool!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

lololololol so so good. YOu've done it again.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatthew

An oldie but a goldy. Goldy is like irony, but made from pure gold. I hope you didn't have what I had. Most unpleasant.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

The size of this comic is perfect for iPhones. Coincidence? :)

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Hilarious none-the-less. Love the comics Scott! Feel better soon.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMysterious Stranger

Love it, loved it when I first read it, loved it every time i've re-read it and you know what? Still love it. Panel 4 is just awesome. I've actually shown this to friends who have broken their leg and its made them laugh.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

First!

Also I laughed really hard at every panel. Great job (even if it's a rerun).

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPigfootNosebeggar

I hope you're not suffering from the Heebie Jeebies, Scott (or should that be the Heeeebiee Jeeeebiees?)

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoffo

If this is a year-one rerun, how is it possible that "Writhe in Pain Man" hasn't joined the superhero contingent?

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Since the comment areas of your posts seem to welcome pedantry ...

The plural of "femur" is "femora". This has bugged me ever since I first saw this strip!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Taylor

Will your under-the-weatherness give you super powers?

Hope you feel better!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

No need to apologise! I (and probably lots of other people) haven't seen your stuff from year-one.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCiaran Lee

i've occasionally had that superpower from panel 4 and i can state, definitively, that such powers are highly overrated.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

You are under the weather so you reran a comic about going to the doctor. That's almost like getting a fifth panel.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

This is a classic. My sister is an E.R. doc and she loved it.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrank M

Purple Nurple in the esophagus might be bad shave related.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhwuu

140psi, genius;

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMes

Feel better soon, Scott. =) I love how your older comics are just as brilliantly hilarious as the latest ones. Keep it up!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Now I have a super power too, if you consider being able to laugh out loud at a comic I read before and still find it funny a super power...

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

This is a gem, thanks for an awesome rerun. BTW - if you haven't seen Brian Regan's pain scale bit, definitely do yourself a favor and look it up on uTube. Its one of the funniest bits I've ever seen from a comedian.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

His femur is broken??? I thought the pain was in his esophagus??? Shouldn't you have said his Hyoid bone is broken??? ... but then again, how would he be speaking??? And WHY is he standing with a broken femur? Seems unliklely....

The last frame is funny though.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr. E.

Still a classic.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Speaking of super-powers, have you played inFamous? I just got it from the PS3 'we got hacked have some free games' campaign and the main character looks a bit like you.

Check it out.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

4 panels of awesome! Well done.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNitroDuck

You should do a strip about "How to downsize." It should only have three panels.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterContrajoe

Still one of my all-time favorites. You managed to put at least 2 punchlines in every panel of this one. Now I have to explain to my doctor how I got these chronic hiccups.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

140 psig or 140 psia?

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterForrest

Off to the doctor today. Thanks for the advice.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Silberstein

My father's generic latin sounding word for any body part was "fisteris", and for any disease was "hemo-fecalosis".
He said it was disturbing how many people would nod and act like they were familiar with these terms.
I've carried on the tradition, and he's right.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Having 140 psi blood *does* sound like a superpower though. Or a side-effect of one at least.

They call him... The Bleeder! If you prick him, does he not KICK YOUR ASS?

June 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Writhing in pain as a superpower would at least be quite disconcerting to criminals. It could distract them away from whatever crime they were committing to stare down at you with bafflement.

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthomas meyers

A rerun of a rerun! BDGAAA!

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/2/25/how-to-explain-yourself-to-a-doctor.html

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

140 psi blood pressure... makes a good inscription in a mug...

January 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

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