What is the one thing that turns your stomach? - page 3

by FDW630

Surely everyone has at least one thing that they can't handle. ;) Maybe you can do blood and guts and poo, but the smell of pee gets you? What is the one thing that messes you up? Did you know going in to school that it was going... Read More


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    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    I really don't like mucus. Like from trachs. I had a friend while I was in high school who had a bad wreck and I stayed overnight at the hospital frequently until his trach threw some bloody nasty mucus at me that landed on my face. Oh man was I sick. I don't really want any fluids on me. I hate when people seem to fear deodorant. And I have been tempted to bring bars of soap to hand out to family members.
    Wow, I would have had to try so hard not to scream!

    I can't do muscus, vomiting, snot....makes me want to puke.
    One of the nastiess things is a persons mouth after they have had an NG tube in for days. They are going to be NPO so their mouth and saliva dries up into chunks....
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    the noise suctioning a patient makes
    denture cleaning
    scaly flaky unwashed feet

    SHUDDER....

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    Eyeballs. Anything with eyeballs injured or otherwise not where they should be doing what they should be doing.
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    Vomit. The only thing so far I cannot watch someone do without feeling like I'm going to vomit as well. I don't like ostomy bags and such, but I can and will do them with a straight face, so its not nearly as bad as vomiting.
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    The sounds of bone saws and drills in surgeries or autopsies. Both before they touch the bone and during. It makes me cover my ears even when its on TV. The grinding sound freaks me out so much that they had to knock me out to take my braces off ("polishing" the glue off my teeth).

    Eye surgery, too. Basically keep me away from the OR at all costs.
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    Quote from ChrisMarie09
    The sounds of bone saws and drills in surgeries or autopsies. Both before they touch the bone and during. It makes me cover my ears even when its on TV. The grinding sound freaks me out so much that they had to knock me out to take my braces off ("polishing" the glue off my teeth).

    Eye surgery, too. Basically keep me away from the OR at all costs.
    This is me exactly. I had an abscess after I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed as a teenager. They went in and reopened to clean and scrape out the wound. I almost passed out when he started scraping on my jaw. He had to stop and get me a soda and cold rag, and a dose of "I dont care" medicine to finish. I turned ghostly white. And I mute the tv when they break out the ortho equipment on those real life trauma ER shows. It makes me skin crawl.
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    I always hear ”if you can't handle bodily fluids don't be a nurse.” Glad it's normal.

    I hate the smell of vomit (can tolerate the action) or anything that crawls. Someone on here said maggots. Is this a common thing? O_O
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    I can handle any bodily fluid, especially if I am gloved and masked. I can not handle feet anything. My patient could have freshly pedi'd feet and I would't want to help put on fresh socks without contact precautions. Gross feet make me squirm and throw up a little.
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    Quote from Katie71275
    I've also recently gotten to watch circumcisions as a nurse tech in the NICU, and although I can handle it...it bothers me.
    You and me both.

    I watched one through a window during my OB rotation, and it just made me so sad. I had asked my clinical instructor if I was "required" to watch one as part of the program b/c I have personal objections to the procedure, and she recommended that I watch one just so that I'd be able to give a factual, first-person account if any patients asked me to describe the procedure to them in the future.

    I did watch through the observation window, but I kept having to turn away. I still don't understand why female circumcision is "cruel" but male circumcision is an accepted practice in today's society.
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    I can't do sputum - sometimes not even my OWN - and fecal matter just... isn't cool. Sometimes farts and burps gross me out - probably from experience with my dad *ugh*. I can do just about anything else.


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