Nurse, There's a Spider in My Throat - page 4

Thought I would share this from my journal reading today.... -AS editted--this older post quoted the whole article, which is a violation of copyrights.... Read More

  1. by   dotbear
    What about "The worms go in, the worms go out, the worms go in and out your snout. The little black bug with the beady eye, goes in your nose and out your eye. Your liver turns a mushy green and comes out looking like whipped cream" . . . . . . :chuckle

    steph[/QUOTE]

    I learned it this way:

    Did you ever think when the hearse goes by that you might be the next to die?
    They wrap you up in a big white sheet -- and then they bury you six feet deep.
    And the worms crawl in and the worms crawl out -- and the worms play pinochle on your snout. And a bit fat worm with bulging eyes, crawls in your liver and out your eyes. And your eyes pop out and your teeth decay -- and that's the end of a wonderful day! :Melody:
  2. by   lpnstudentin2010
    check out this link it explains why the "swallow spiders in your sleep" theory can not be true

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mspidereat.html
  3. by   AngelSpirit
    Quote from megkirpas
    check out this link it explains why the "swallow spiders in your sleep" theory can not be true

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mspidereat.html
    Very Good!

  4. by   JBudd
    [QUOTE=AngelSpiritAnybody care to offer up a nursing diagnosis for this?[/QUOTE]

    arachnoidal esophogeal impairment of inhalation/ingestion

    instead of a adenoidectomy, it was an arachnoidectomy

    high risk for arachnolation pnuemonia
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    For a spider to get into your mouth while you're sleeping, (a) you must have your mouth OPEN, which is certainly not universal, so there's a big chunk of people who can never swallow anything; (b) there has to be a wandering spider in your immediate vicinity, also something which--for most people in the civilized world, at least--is a fairly rare occurrence; (c) the spider has to either jump or fall into your mouth from a long distance, because they won't go near your mouth otherwise (they're not suicidal), and the odds are pretty astronomical of a spider randomly dropping into your mouth from the ceiling.

    The mistery unfolded :chuckle

    So glad it is a myth....I think
  6. by   HONEYBEAR
    Quote from Regina66
    I heard on a radio program that every person swallows up to 20 spiders a year in his/her sleep. They apparently crawl in and we chew them up and swallow them. I almost fainted when I heard this!!! :uhoh21:

    Well, when I lived in California, not used to the bugs and all, I found myself awoke to me chewing on something.......come to find out I was chewing on a roach, even had the other half in my hand.....eeewwwwwww. After violently screaming and throwing up..........and then having my hubby gross out and do the dry heeves.........to this day.........(I now live in Ohio-have not seen one roach )......I still dry heeve when I talk/think about it. TRUE STORY GUYS.
  7. by   AngelSpirit
    Quote from JBudd
    arachnoidal esophogeal impairment of inhalation/ingestion

    instead of a adenoidectomy, it was an arachnoidectomy

    high risk for arachnolation pnuemonia

  8. by   Nitengale326
    I am a true arachnophobe... a few years back I stepped on a spider... not knowing she was pregnant... and not knowing that when a spider is pregnant there are like 10 gazillion little spideys in there... yep you guessed it... one dead spider and 10 gazillion baby spiders scrambling around looking for moma... needless to say... I was literally climbing the wall... I was perched on the hand rail screaming for someone to get me a chair, a table anything to help me escape....
  9. by   MAGIK GIRL
    Quote from Nitengale326
    I am a true arachnophobe... a few years back I stepped on a spider... not knowing she was pregnant... and not knowing that when a spider is pregnant there are like 10 gazillion little spideys in there... yep you guessed it... one dead spider and 10 gazillion baby spiders scrambling around looking for moma... needless to say... I was literally climbing the wall... I was perched on the hand rail screaming for someone to get me a chair, a table anything to help me escape....

    oooohw. that happened to me once. i hate bugs and spiders are right near the top. i too accidently on purpose stepped on a spider that i did not know was pregnent. yuck!!!!!!!
  10. by   MsPms
    Nurses should definately get hazard pay!!
  11. by   Danielle4
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Steph -- me too! me too! Looooove Jabberwocky! One of the few poems I completely memorized. (Jabberwocky is an invention of Lewis Carroll, for those who might be interested--made up of very normal sounding nonsense words, such "momeraths outgrobe")

    As for 80% of people fearing spiders--I think I could use that if I ever taught a speech class--since public speaking is supposed to be the #1 fear of people. Bring a fuzzy trarantula model into class with me...

    I don't have a fear of spiders: my Dad used to let tarantulas walk up and down his arm!!!

    NurseFirst

    I love the poem Jabberwokey!!

    I just cannot believe it. I bet the ER's have a lot of funny stories like that one.
  12. by   Danielle4
    thank you megkirpas! That website made me feel a lot better!!
    Last edit by Danielle4 on May 10, '05
  13. by   Rosie_0429
    Quote from mattsmom81
    OMG!!! I cannot imagine how those ants must have made him feel...crawling and biting his airway and esophagus....eek. :uhoh21:
    This is my first time replying to threads and am enjoying this topic tremendously! I am also arachnaphobic, but I am curious? - Were the ants "fire ants?" - just a thought....hmmmm...

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