What freaks you out? - page 42

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   leslie :-D
    i used to have this patient that couldn't resist eating her feces habitually. her mouth would be smeared, her hands/nails encrusted and one time i went in her bedside draw to find dried stools wrapped in tissues (midnight snack?)
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from earle58
    i used to have this patient that couldn't resist eating her feces habitually. her mouth would be smeared, her hands/nails encrusted and one time i went in her bedside draw to find dried stools wrapped in tissues (midnight snack?)
    Oh! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  3. by   Altra
    For me it's respiratory secretions. I don't know why. Blood, poop, decubitii - these don't cause me to blink an eye, but the resp. secretions ... BLECH! I have to look away as much as possible because otherwise I'll be gagging. :uhoh21:
  4. by   nurseunderwater
    ear wax..............make me gag a little even thinking about it....
  5. by   SugarMagnolia
    The chicken feathers thing & the dog eating the sputum from the can made me want to vomit up stuff other people ate. Pam
  6. by   nurse2be2007
    Suctioning out a trach doesnt bother me, I guess having to do it for my 3 year old daughter for 2 years before she passed away at the age of 5 made me look at it from a different perspective.

    Maggots and cockroaches ewwww, I hate bugs anyway, OMG the dog drinking the spit can UGH.

    Watching my kids vomit gets me gagging, I dont know how I am going to tolerate an adult doing it.

    Oh the joys I get to look forward to, can I survive this?
  7. by   Truly_Blessed
    *gags* THAT is disgusting.:chuckle
    Quote from earle58
    i used to have this patient that couldn't resist eating her feces habitually. her mouth would be smeared, her hands/nails encrusted and one time i went in her bedside draw to find dried stools wrapped in tissues (midnight snack?)
  8. by   danak
    Okay...I WAS considering nursing school. Now I just don't know.

    OH, How do you do it?!!!!!!! Is it okay to yak after something grosses you out or are you considered the "weakest link"?

    I like the idea of Vicks and charcoal masks. Is it considered rude to have this on hand for stuff you just can't stomach? Does it offend the patients? Do your coworkers think you can't hack the job?

    Let me know. I would be a 2nd career nurse. I don't want to make a mistake!
  9. by   Laurlaur
    I was looking after a teenager with severe learning difficulties, he had a nappy on and filled it with green diarrhoea. He then put her fingers in it and started eating it! My stomach churned, his mum and sister were laughing at him but I nearly puked! It was a good follow on to the bogies he had been picking out of his nose and munching on all day.........
  10. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I can take any kind of body fluid except throw-up. I dry heave for about an hour afterward. I almost think it would be better if I actually was able to throw up. At least it would be instant relief. I haven't had the opportunity to encounter "creatures" (maggots, roaches, etc), but I don't think I'll be able to handle them much better. Oh well! Suck it up, I guess, and stock up on Vicks!

    P.S. There should be a green smiley with a sick look on his face!
  11. by   futurenurse2
    this post is absolutely wonderful!
  12. by   Darlene K.
    Quote from Laurlaur
    I was looking after a teenager with severe learning difficulties, he had a nappy on and filled it with green diarrhoea. He then put her fingers in it and started eating it! My stomach churned, his mum and sister were laughing at him but I nearly puked! It was a good follow on to the bogies he had been picking out of his nose and munching on all day.........

    I can handle it when an small child does those disgusting things, but when a bigger child or and adult does it, I'd puke.
  13. by   pokey sn
    When I was doing clinicals in an ICU, a pt had crepitus all along his arms and chest as well as his face. His eyes were so swollen from all the air rising he looked like a little frog man. What gave me the willies was when he, in order to relieve the swelling in his eyelids, he took an iced washcloth and pressed it into his eyelids. The eyelids immediately went down but within like five seconds they would swell up again. AWWWW that was so GROSS!!I can take anything but that just triggered my OCD. I was so freaked I told him to just keep the cloth on his eyes (so I wouldn't have to see them). I know that this is strange but I sincerely hope that I NEVER encounter this again. It puts me in wierdsville.

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