What freaks you out? - page 26

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   Jayonoway
    I have had such a good laugh with this thread!:roll

    My only gag reflex so far has been as a student at the good ole nursing home:

    Answered a call bell, little old lady laying in her own feces askes me to hand her a "glove", I'm thinking so maybe she can scratch herself and not get her hand dirty......so I hand her a glove and turn to start gathering up her dirty linens......in the mean time she reaches up inside her rectum and disimpacts herself! Now she has this slimy poop ball (size of a softball) in her hand and she flings it at me!!!!!!! My duck and cover skills were lacking that day. Needless to say I started retching, and since she had pancakes w/syrup on her dinner tray I to this day can't deal w/the smell of syrup! UCKKK!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   kids
    I've got a new one to gag me...
    never experienced it until recently...

    chemo urine (cisplatin & VP16)

    rates up there with eyeballs.

    -nancy
  3. by   Brita01
    Originally posted by TBone1812


    here is a good one...doing a code on a 60+ yo woman..cut off her clothes...as we started to roll back rolls of fat...dead cockroaches fall out and some live ones take off for the hills...the whole room just freakin FROZE!


    Ewwwww! Oh my gawd oh my gawd oh my gawd.........
  4. by   cbb1008
    Brita.....I am with you on that one. Now that is nasty.

    Cindy in Okinawa, Japan
  5. by   Goofball
    Originally posted by kids-r-fun
    I've got a new one to gag me...
    never experienced it until recently...

    chemo urine (cisplatin & VP16)

    rates up there with eyeballs.

    -nancy
    Kids-r-Fun, I want to know just what does that
    specific chemo urine you were talking about smell like? I want to know if I smelled it before and don't realize it.
  6. by   Goofball
    Originally posted by Jayonoway

    ......in the mean time she reaches up inside her rectum and disimpacts herself! Now she has this slimy poop ball (size of a softball) in her hand and she flings it at me!!!!!!! My duck and cover skills were lacking that day. [/B]
    Ohhhh, that is so disgusting and funny!
  7. by   kids
    Originally posted by Goofball
    Kids-r-Fun, I want to know just what does that
    specific chemo urine you were talking about smell like? I want to know if I smelled it before and don't realize it.
    Weird strong thick chemical odor unlike anything I have ever smelled...persperation smells funky too. Odor builds over a couple of days, goes away 2-3 days after last dose @ the same time the N/V stops

    -nancy
  8. by   PediRN
    In nursing school, observed multi toe amputations in OR (using what looked like a steak knife...)
    CF patients sputum; brown, bloody, pseudomonas-y...
    Lochia..
    anything to do with eyeballs...
    thanks to all for the laughs-
  9. by   Goofball
    How about those patients that the nurse before you, or the nursing asst., says the bath is all done. Then during your assessments, not only the B.O. and peri-smells assault you, but they have caked up the sweaty pits and groins with baby powder. The powder has turned into a profusion of greaseballs and the pt's bath was obviously a
    powder 'bath' only. (In this type situation you can also expect the face to be greasy, and the mouth and eyelids to be crusted shut.) UUUUGGGGGHHHhh, I hate that!
  10. by   Brita01
    Goofball, that's nasty.
    And speaking of peri-area smells, I once had to put this foley in this lady who smelled so bad I could actually taste it in my mouth afterwards. And I'm not the type of girl that wants that taste in her mouth. Yeeeeeecccchhhh!!! I was rinsing my mouth out all night.
  11. by   babs_rn
    There is one thing that really freaked me out, but since this is supposed to be a "lighthearted" topic, I'll refrain from describing it here. Let's just say it was a .....uh....ummm....serious head injury. One that was, shall we say, incompatible with life. To say the least.


    Babs
  12. by   jegmac
    I have several....
    Burns are definitely a vomit-inducer, esp. when the skin on the pt's back slides off when you are turning him (the screams and the smells don't help). Ditto for Stephens-Johnsons syndrome.
    Or how about fishing for a tampon b/c the MD thinks the pt has TSS (turned out to be Lupus - thanks a lot doc!).
    Too gross? Well, the colostomy smell is most unbearable. The tenacious sputum is nothing - I actually miss suctioning after being out of ICU for 2 years! But the funky vag smell and the nasty mouth smell that follow you out the door and stay in your nose until you get home have to be the worst - I do not miss that!
    Rear ends eaten up entirely with rotten bed craters are pretty rough too.
    Finding things in the folds of rather obese pts can be awe-inspiring - esp. when the pt says "Hey, I've been looking for that watch" - no kidding.
    Catching a leg after an amputation is a singular experience.......
    We could go on forever.....
  13. by   BigC
    Sputum.......sputum....<gag>...sputum......I thought I was the only one with this serious problem.....had my rounds with respiratory last week.....and yes like good ole Tim up there I begged and begged my instructor not to send me.......well....ha ha....I went....and thank god it wasn't to bad....But I'm sure not looking forward to ng canisters.......btw...first week of clinicals.....had to do a digital bowl removal on an elderly pt.....and yes.....I did gag.......... Tim your my idol I hope to reach your stature one day.........Someday GNP........December....LPN..... 2002 RN.....2003

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