Embarrasing illnesses - page 4

generally speaking, i work in environment that caters mostly to male patients at least 96% of our patients are men. having said that, last summer one of my regular patients, you know the type i'm... Read More

  1. Visit  suanna profile page
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    Quote from gitanorn
    addmidtely, 15 years plus ago i began to work the graveyard shift at a teaching hospital where i received my training. when one particular weekend night the usual crew was working along with me, plus one of my favorite season nurses let's call her carmen, was charge nurse at the er. having said that, we had the usual patients coming in, when carmen and i were talking a couple walked in the gentleman was clutching his chest, i immediately grabbed a w/c and took the man back to one of the rooms we began applying the leads on his chest getting vs etc. while from the corner of my eye i saw the female that came with our pt. go into one of those long ago telephone booth some of you might remember (prior cell phones). then in less than 2 minutes she walks out bend over and crying out "oh it hurts,omg" carmen said "let's place her next to her boyfriend's gurney" the female now yelling "it won't come out, it work come out!!!" when we asked her what was she referring to, she said "the beeper won't come out" carmen looked at her & said " you mean you stuck a beeper into your vagina???..after doctors examined her and x-rays were done. one could clearly see the shape of the beeper in the x-rays deep within her; therefore, only forceps could do the job. needless to say, this woman was calling her beeper which was in vibrate mode, getting her fix if you will; but wasn't able to retreat the beeper when all was said and done unquestionably, we were more embarrassed for her than she was, i learned since then that people are unpredictable and not always in the best best way.

    p.s. the male pt. recuperated nicely and he was send home, while his girlfriend was giving pt. education.
    i guess that would make being on call a lot more fun- you would be hoping for lots of pages!
  2. Visit  suanna profile page
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    Quote from nerdtonurse?
    Okay, I swear this one happened. Heard it from a friend of mine who was an EMT in Midtown Atlanta.

    They pick up a guy who's in excruciating pain, his partner is with him. The patient has burns all around his anus.

    They were letting a gerbil/hamster/some little critter run around "inside" for the thrill, via a habitrail tube. Well, the critter gets busy going way too far in the other direction, stops moving, presumably suffocated. Partner can't see him or feel him, so he flicks his Bic.

    The poor dead hamster goes flying out as a little furry cannonball of fire. The guy had serious burns and had to go to Augusta.

    And yes, my EMT friend reported them for cruelty to animals.
    Urban Legend- been aound in one form or another for 30years.
    pseudomonas, Nurse Leigh, leslie :-D, and 1 other like this.
  3. Visit  suanna profile page
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    My dear brother was admitted to my unit with "foreign object stuck in ..." . it was in the days when nursing care plans were written on the computer and before HIPPA, so EVERYONE was reading the entertaining details of my brothers "orifice excursion". It was a tough week at work for me and my brother.
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  4. Visit  Guttercat profile page
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    Quote from grntea
    oh, don't be like that. the old hoohah stories are pretty funny too. i really liked the one about the dentures stuck up in there. maybe you missed that one. i once had an old lady who came in and was found to have an intravaginal potato-- which had sprouted some. she had used it (or one of its many relatives) for years as a pessary, sort of an old-time remedy. if she hadn't forgotten this one for awhile, she'd probably be doing fine with it.

    for the record, i've seen a bobby pin up a urethra (she said she "sat on it") and a long, long-forgotten tampon that was determined to be the source of the, um, problem. i've also heard of widely dilated urethras discovered in the course of infertility workup...yep, that's why she wasn't getting pregnant, and btw, seemed to spill a little urine every time she had sex.

    better?
    grntea you're killing me with your posts here!
  5. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    ya see? us old bats are good for something, if only amusement.

    just keep hitting that "like" button, make an old lady's day.
    mama_d, DookieMeisterRN, nurse_kimbo, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from suanna
    Urban Legend- been aound in one form or another for 30years.
    i am sooo relieved to hear that.

    leslie
  7. Visit  calinurse11 profile page
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    I once saw a butt implant infection, probably 2 weeks post surgery and it wasnt pretty, had to be removed (one side at least, not sure if the patient had the implant replaced or had the other side removed)
    Last edit by calinurse11 on Feb 29, '12
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  8. Visit  mazy profile page
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    Why oh why on earth would someone stick a bobby pin up their urethra?

    I know, I know, I keep asking you guys for explanations, but no explanations are really needed, I just need to voice the sentiment. What is WRONG with people?
  9. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    Quote from grntea
    ya see? us old bats are good for something, if only amusement.

    just keep hitting that "like" button, make an old lady's day.

    i'm game......where's that like button?....click.
  10. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    My friend was an ER tech when we were in nursing school. A guy came into the ER with a VERY LARGE, pink, vibrating... um.....foreign body. After it was removed, it was cleaned, then gift wrapped and left on the counter for my friend. They pulled this on a few people that morning at work. Gotta love you ER folks.
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    Quote from nursefrances
    My friend was an ER tech when we were in nursing school. A guy came into the ER with a VERY LARGE, pink, vibrating... um.....foreign body. After it was removed, it was cleaned, then gift wrapped and left on the counter for my friend. They pulled this on a few people that morning at work. Gotta love you ER folks.
    oh that's just WRONG!!! ROFL!
  12. Visit  nurse_kimbo profile page
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    Quote from DixieRedHead
    Dear father. Saw a 5 hour priapism once. This poor guy was in torture. And then, OMG, the doctor took this HUGE, and I mean HUGE,( must have been an 18 gauge) needle, and a humongous syringe, put it right into the side of the penis and drew out blood. I expected some instant relief, but it was still there.
    Poor guy was in terrible pain.
    I'm not even a guy but...ouchie.
  13. Visit  nurse_kimbo profile page
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    Quote from calinurse11
    I once saw a butt implant infection, probably 2 weeks post surgery and it wasnt pretty, had to be removed (one side at least, not sure if the patient had the implant replaced or had the other side removed)
    Heh heh gives new meaning to the phrase "half assed". For the rest of their lives, or until they have it repaired, that pt better do evrything to the best of their ability.
    DizzyLizzyNurse and nursefrances like this.

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