My friends have medical questions at all hours of the day... - page 2

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This one just made me laugh but at the same time it's depressing. :) We all have been asked medical questions by friends and family. Do you remember the weirdest question, place, or time that it was asked? Click Like... Read More


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    I typically get two types of questions/complaints from people:

    1. poop
    2. my ankle,knee, hip hurts/pops out when I go like this

    The poop questions I don't mind so much, but I hate the latter! I am not a musculoskeletal girl nor do I have x-ray vision. Find out what makes it hurt and then don't do that?
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    My friends used to always ask me the craziest health questions. . .until I starting answering "it's cancer" to every single question they asked. They quickly stopped asking.
    Jenlpn2010, SuzieeQ, linzjane88, and 13 others like this.
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    Quote from sarakjp
    I typically get two types of questions/complaints from people:

    1. poop
    2. my ankle,knee, hip hurts/pops out when I go like this

    The poop questions I don't mind so much, but I hate the latter! I am not a musculoskeletal girl nor do I have x-ray vision. Find out what makes it hurt and then don't do that?
    My husband asks a lot of the latter questions..."my arm hurts, why is that?" Heck if I know!
    SwansonRN and Joe V like this.
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    Quote from herasheis
    Did you do it?
    Oh HECK no!!!!!

    Daughter decided to take Mom to the ER when I said words to that effect. LOL!
    SuzieeQ and DizzyLizzyNurse like this.
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Oh HECK no!!!!!

    Daughter decided to take Mom to the ER when I said words to that effect. LOL!
    ER over poop? Loved to had been a fly on the wall of that ER to hear RN comments.

    I have one for you, and I am a CNA. I lived in a rough area back when us CNAs could travel. It was a place with rooms for rent, crackheads and prostitutes. One of the prostitutes was a heroin addict and had a huge infection where a needle site got infected on her shoulder.

    One of the denizens of this place said, "Ctmed works at a hospital, have him look at it!" Never mind, I am not even a nurse!

    I moved out of there pronto as this was a new city which area I was unfamiliar with. I did look at it, and was there (with gloves) when it popped, but told her to go to an ER and get some help with her addiction.
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    Quote from MrsCuoco
    A girl I work with in an Italian restaurant asked me the other day if it was possible for a dog and cat to mate and have offspring because her neighbor's cat just had kittens and one looks suspiciously like a dog.This girl is a college graduate and owned her own oil and gas company for 6 years. I couldn't believe she was asking me such a thing. I just blinked and said that noooo, it wasn't possible because they have different DNA.
    I actually snorted at this one. People scare me!
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    My 43 year old brother-in-law is a pain in my a$$. This guy was a major alcoholic/drug user in his 20's and early 30's. Well surprise, surprise..he ruined his heart and is now on disability. Whenever he is over and I am in the room he wants to go on and on about his medical condition, what the Dr's latest prognosis is, all the medications (and narcs) he takes etc. He literally hobbles around in front of me worse than most of the 90 year old men I work with everyday. Many, many times I have witnessed him walking pretty darn good when he doesn't notice I'm nearby.

    I'm sure he thinks I am a nurse, therefore I have this overwhelming need to know all the details of his condition and he does everything in his power to elicit my sympathies. My thoughts are "Dude, I've seen REAL suffering and I'm not impressed with you"
    SuzieeQ, KimberlyRN89, amoLucia, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    My 43 year old brother-in-law is a pain in my a$$. This guy was a major alcoholic/drug user in his 20's and early 30's. Well surprise, surprise..he ruined his heart and is now on disability. Whenever he is over and I am in the room he wants to go on and on about his medical condition, what the Dr's latest prognosis is, all the medications (and narcs) he takes etc. He literally hobbles around in front of me worse than most of the 90 year old men I work with everyday. Many, many times I have witnessed him walking pretty darn good when he doesn't notice I'm nearby.

    I'm sure he thinks I am a nurse, therefore I have this overwhelming need to know all the details of his condition and he does everything in his power to elicit my sympathies. My thoughts are "Dude, I've seen REAL suffering and I'm not impressed with you"
    I am convinced that for some people, being on narcs and getting disability is a dream come true. Who would not want to have to worry about an employer or a landlord? If you can have your own personal CNA, LPN, or RN be your personal waitress to deliver said narcs at the press of a button, all the better.

    When I lived in the above mentioned bad area in the city I traveled to, I actually had a neighbor knock on my door with a case of beer. "guess what!", he said. "I got disability and a bunch of cool meds! Here's a beer! I will never have to work again!" It was almost like he graduated from medical school, his elation.
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    I usually remind people that I'm not a doctor & that's who they need to see for any changes in their bodies.

    One time, however, I was at a party & someone was having an allergic reaction to peanut dust (peanut bowls on the tables). Nobody wanted to give him his epi shot & he didn't want to inject himself so of course in that situation there was no way I could refuse to help - I only agreed to help if he agreed to go to the hospital after getting the injection because he was initially refusing to go. Men!
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    i can truly relate to this topic in so many ways it's not funny. having said that, neighbors go to their doctor and if they were told that they need a procedure they come to get my advise prior making a decision. needless to say, this could take place at any given place or time, like church, food store, my son's school, etc. unquestionably, at one time it use to bother me a little, now i just smile and comply


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