You See, It's Like This........ - page 2

by VivaLasViejas 13,498 Views | 28 Comments Guide

"Hey, you should've been there when I finally let Arwen have it," Sarah (not her real name) tells me as we sit down in the nondescript break room of our assisted living facility to sip go-go juice and discuss our weekends. She's... Read More


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    Quote from NurseDirtyBird
    Ours is "The Secret Sauce."

    Ugh, just once, I'd love for the 'secret sauce' to actually be something good.....
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    I mix chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream, prune juice and milk of magnesia. It's called a "brown cow". Makes it seem like a treat!
    novelideas86, Esme12, VivaLasViejas, and 2 others like this.
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    Dear Abby
    In the break room where I work the nursing staff disscusses things that would be deemed totally gross and unaceptable in most polite company...besides bodily functions, disfuntions and medical issues we discuss sex!!! No, we dont discuss our own personal sex lives, we discuss others and things like that. In fact, 80% of the banter is sexually related. I have to add, we are not being sexually harrassing to any men, as all of the nursing staff are women.
    Are we sick and demented? Do we need professional help?
    Signed Naughty Nurse?
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    I'm sorry...I'm crying laughing at this post...Just awesome.

    When I worked on the floor, we mixed 1 prune juice with 1 apple juice and microwaved it...but we called it 'The Poopy Cocktail'.
    'Hot Slider' is absolutely killing me....!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    (FYI: this "slider" is a concoction made up of 240 mL prune juice, 30 mL of Lactulose or MOM, and two pats of butter---zap for 45 seconds in the microwave, stir well, and drink daily PRN for constipation. It's failed only twice that I can recall, and since I've spent most of my career in geriatrics, you KNOW I've mixed this brew a time or ten.)
    AKA "the brown bomb"...
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    This is a hoot. Well written!! Love it!
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    I miss the smoking days when everyone was outside huddle together telling the most outrageous stories. Back in the day I was a unit manager and the DON would sincerely feel an aide or someone was just having a rough time. She would come ask me to try to work it so I ended up outside as the same time as whoever she was concerned about knowing that I could get a better feel for what was up out there and we could find a better way to step in and help if needed.
    Hygiene Queen, Esme12, VivaLasViejas, and 1 other like this.
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    *****!!! i havn't laughed so hard in ages... this made my day seem a little less depressing...
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    Quote from jrock17
    I'm sorry...I'm crying laughing at this post...Just awesome.

    When I worked on the floor, we mixed 1 prune juice with 1 apple juice and microwaved it...but we called it 'The Poopy Cocktail'.
    'Hot Slider' is absolutely killing me....!
    But very descriptive, is it not?

    Even some of my residents' doctors have signed off on my Hot Slider. It's that reliable. The only two people in whom I've ever seen it be ineffective were a nursing-home resident I had once who formed cement instead of poop in her innards; the other was my husband, who recently went for a six-day stretch without a clinker in the pot and had to visit the ER.

    I mean, I did say "in sickness and in health", but somehow I doubt that my marriage vows included the obligation to perform a fecal disimpaction on my dearly beloved, ya know?
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    We call it "the mix" like it is some covert operation.....or we are having cocktail hour....
    Viva I have the hiccups ROTFLMBO
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