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Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 2,018 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,356

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  • 8:59 am

    The sheer length of your rant is disconcerting. It reeks of self-importance.

  • 8:57 am

    Surgeons, especially cardiothoracic surgeons, are sweet as pie. As are OR nurses.

    I'm sure you will get along well!

  • 8:55 am

    Quote from yahoomagoo
    I passed my boards and received my license to practice medicine with a focus in respiratory therapy.
    You do not have a "license to practice medicine". You have a license to practice respiratory therapy. Huge difference. I'm thinking that may be part of the problem.

  • 8:54 am

    Whoa, friend! That was quite a "vent!"

  • 8:12 am

    My dad, in the hospital and under the influence of narcotics from his open cholecystectomy (and he rarely takes anything stronger than Tylenol), called the urologist the "pissologist."

  • 8:10 am

    All from my mother:

    Choir Practer = chiropractor
    Paramecium Cheese = parmesan cheese
    juraft = giraffe
    Drown did = drowned

  • 8:10 am

    My dad kept telling people he was getting colostrum on his wound instead of collagen. We finally convinced him that the first was breast milk, but then he couldn't remember the real word. He would say, "It's not colostrum, it's that other thing." The last day in the hospital his doctor came in and was saying colostrum, too, because he had laughed so hard and joked about it so much with my dad that he couldn't get colostrum out of his head. Haha.

  • 8:07 am

    Not exactly your point but I was making a new appointment for myself over the phone. My name is a little unusual so I told the receptionist "I'll spell my name." She kept saying "Okay....Alspella what is your phone number." This conversation went back and forth several times before she understood me.

  • 8:04 am

    A patient once told me that he was allergic to Amoxicillin. I asked him what his allergic reaction was:
    "I got short of breath, broke out in a rash – your classic Aflack reaction."


    I asked: Why do you take Pepcid every day?
    "Because I have a hyena hernia."


    I asked: Have you ever had surgery?
    "Yes, I had surgery on my nose for a deviant septum."



    I'm tellin ya, I could go on all day. Have been recording these things for years. My co-worker says she's going to write a book about them when she retires.

  • 8:03 am

    My sister had two very difficult pregnancies, suffering from hyperemesis that required multiple daily doses of Zofran and many trips to the ED for fluids.

    She kept calling it hypernemesis. Over and over again. I guess all that nausea and vomiting could seem like a very perky enemy?

  • 8:03 am

    Quote from Christy1019
    A coworker of mine was triaging someone the other day and when she asked about surgical history the pt said "well I had surgery for my camel toe"
    The pt's sister then corrected her and said it was HAMMER toe surgery lol
    I'm going to be a smart aleck again- there is a surgery that is sort of for "camel toe"-it's called a labial reduction . Things you learn working OB/GYN...

  • 8:02 am

    Quote from Christy1019
    "well I had surgery for my camel toe"
    I'm pretty sure I could not keep a straight face for that one.

  • 8:01 am

    A coworker of mine was triaging someone the other day and when she asked about surgical history the pt said "well I had surgery for my camel toe"
    The pt's sister then corrected her and said it was HAMMER toe surgery lol

  • 7:54 am

    Quote from Student Mom to Three
    I work in endoscopy. Had a pt refer to the doc as a "colonologist".
    That's actually very logical... lol

  • 7:53 am

    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    I'm a tech/nursing student and am orienting to a new department. One of the long time techs was orienting me to the supply room. She showed me "the supplies the docs use for incubating someone" (intubating) as well as the "post natal bags when we have to take someone to the morgue" (post mortem). There were a few other funnies like that but I forgot to write them down.
    Post-natal bags! For keeping the placenta as a souvenir?


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