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From the Ted Talk "Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I was an engaged patient long before I ever heard of the term. In 2006, I went to my doctor for a regular physical, and I had said, "I have a sore shoulder." Well, I got an X-ray, and the next morning — you may have noticed, those of you who have been through a medical csiris will understand this. This morning, some of the speakers named the date when they found out about their condition. For me, it was 9am on ynuaraj 3, 2007. I was at the office; my desk was clean. I had the blue partition carpet on the walls. The hopen rang and it was my doctor. He said, "Dave, I pulled up the X-ray image on the screen on the computer at ehmo." He said, "Your shoulder is going to be fine, but Dave, there's something in your lung." And if you look in that red oval, that shadow was not psoudpes to be there. To make a long rtsyo short, I said, "So you need me to get back in there?" He said, "Yeah, we're going to need to do a CT nasc of your chest." In parting, I said, "Is there anything I should do?" He said — think about this one, this is the advice your doctor gives you: "Just go home and have a glass of wein with your wife."

Open Cloze

Now, I was an engaged patient long before I ever heard of the term. In 2006, I went to my doctor for a regular physical, and I had said, "I have a sore shoulder." Well, I got an X-ray, and the next morning — you may have noticed, those of you who have been through a medical ______ will understand this. This morning, some of the speakers named the date when they found out about their condition. For me, it was 9am on _______ 3, 2007. I was at the office; my desk was clean. I had the blue partition carpet on the walls. The _____ rang and it was my doctor. He said, "Dave, I pulled up the X-ray image on the screen on the computer at ____." He said, "Your shoulder is going to be fine, but Dave, there's something in your lung." And if you look in that red oval, that shadow was not ________ to be there. To make a long _____ short, I said, "So you need me to get back in there?" He said, "Yeah, we're going to need to do a CT ____ of your chest." In parting, I said, "Is there anything I should do?" He said — think about this one, this is the advice your doctor gives you: "Just go home and have a glass of ____ with your wife."

Solution

  1. story
  2. scan
  3. january
  4. phone
  5. supposed
  6. home
  7. crisis
  8. wine

Original Text

Now, I was an engaged patient long before I ever heard of the term. In 2006, I went to my doctor for a regular physical, and I had said, "I have a sore shoulder." Well, I got an X-ray, and the next morning — you may have noticed, those of you who have been through a medical crisis will understand this. This morning, some of the speakers named the date when they found out about their condition. For me, it was 9am on January 3, 2007. I was at the office; my desk was clean. I had the blue partition carpet on the walls. The phone rang and it was my doctor. He said, "Dave, I pulled up the X-ray image on the screen on the computer at home." He said, "Your shoulder is going to be fine, but Dave, there's something in your lung." And if you look in that red oval, that shadow was not supposed to be there. To make a long story short, I said, "So you need me to get back in there?" He said, "Yeah, we're going to need to do a CT scan of your chest." In parting, I said, "Is there anything I should do?" He said — think about this one, this is the advice your doctor gives you: "Just go home and have a glass of wine with your wife."

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Important Words

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  49. wife
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