Family Members Who Exaggerate the Situation

  1. 34 Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain.


    My husband, decided not to have me call in sick for him until we knew what was wrong.

    When the results came back, the nurse informed us that, true to our suspicions, he was suffering from a kidney stone.



    I turned to my husband and asked, "Would you like me to call the funeral home now?"


    With a scornful look, the nurse turned to me and snapped, "Honey, he's not THAT sick!"
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    About tnbutterfly, BSN, RN

    tnbutterfly has 'More than 35 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Parish Nsg, Disaster Nsg, Peds, Med-Surg'. From 'TN'; Joined Jun '06; Posts: 22,663; Likes: 13,793.


    12 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  edimo profile page
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    Hahaha that's hilarious!
    anotherone likes this.
  5. Visit  Tinker88 profile page
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    HAHA That's really funny! Thanks for sharing
  6. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    That should have come with a spit alert!!

    Our neighbor, who is a urologist of all things, spent most of last night in the ER because his surgeon wife could NOT convince him that was probably what was wrong. His logic? Kidney stones don't hurt that much... I must share your story because at least she will see the humor!

    I hope your husband feels better fast.
  7. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    I had a similar reaction from a family member as I was doing an admission database. The process required that we address spiritual needs among other things. When I asked the patient, "would you like to see a minister while you're here", the family member panicked and responded with, "oh my God, I didn't know she was that sick!" It took some effort to calm that poor lady down!
    anotherone and poppycat like this.
  8. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Just to clarify.............this is not a true story about my husband and me. LOL

    My husband does not work for a funeral home.......although I sometimes feel his job is going to be the death of him. HA HA
    seanynjboy likes this.
  9. Visit  benBELLA94 profile page
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    This makes my day. A kidney stone, not that sick !. lol
  10. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    Our neighbor, who is a urologist of all things, spent most of last night in the ER because his surgeon wife could NOT convince him that was probably what was wrong. His logic? Kidney stones don't hurt that much...
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    Funny how when it's HIS pain, it really REALLY hurts, but when it's someone ELSE'S pain...it's not that bad? Bet he won't dismiss kidney stone pain NOW, huh?
  11. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from LYNDAA
    I had a similar reaction from a family member as I was doing an admission database. The process required that we address spiritual needs among other things. When I asked the patient, "would you like to see a minister while you're here", the family member panicked and responded with, "oh my God, I didn't know she was that sick!" It took some effort to calm that poor lady down!
    On occasion my admissions question of "would you like a visit from a member of the clergy?" would be met with "do you really think I'm going to need it?!" Sigh.
    Vespertinas, nrsang97, and BSNbeDONE like this.
  12. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    Funny.
  13. Visit  sneeds profile page
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    I noticed that in some patients, when their family visits they become different patients - more stoic or more defensive or less personal. Very small percentage but interesting to notice when it happens. All of a sudden they don't smile or open up as much.
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  15. Visit  PRICHARILLAisMISSED profile page
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    LMAO!


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