Bizarre! Bizarre! Bizarre! - page 3

So one day they rushed this male patient over to the OR from the ER for an exploratory lap. Fine! No! Problem! I've done that many times. Sure I was only into my second year as a RN working in... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from JaneRNBSN
    This is bizarre, but very sad. A young paraplegic tried to commit suicide by sawing through both upper thighs with a butter knife! Someone caught him before he made it to the arteries. He lived.
    Yikes!

    By the way just looked at the date of the OP and it is super old....LOL!
  2. by   MamaTheNurse
    this is an interesting thread - here are my .02.......

    when I was in nursing school, I knew a girl whose father was a general surgeon and he was so annoyed because he got called in on the weekend to surgically remove a very adhered-to-the-vaginal-wall ancient tampon that he banned tampons in their house - she and her sisters and mother had all sorts of hidey spots in the house for their tampons and took very elaborate measures to dispose of old ones so the father wouldn't know that they were defying him!!!!
  3. by   amnesia
    Recovered a guy not long ago that had given himself a cement enema. He is now the proud owner of a colostomy.
  4. by   MissJoRN
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Yikes!

    By the way just looked at the date of the OP and it is super old....LOL!
    Oh well, It's still current info! Stupidity never seems to become passe and OR nurses always need to be prepared to remove the things people shove where they shouldn't be shoved. Not to mention, help those poor "innocents" who seem to be exceptionally clumsy and "accidentally" fall on shampoo bottles and potatoes! (What?! You don't keep your potatoes in the middle on the kitchen floor? You don't walk around in the dark kitchen naked for a glass of water? You've NEVER had a potato stuck in you after you slipped and fell? It's OK, everyone does it!)
  5. by   MelissaRN
    I don't know if this is a true story or urban legend, but I was told a story about this guy that came into a walk in clinic VERY ill with a very high temp and extreme abdominal pain. They did xrays and found the skeleton of a snake and a mouse up his butt. They guessed that the mouse got stuck and so he put a snake up there to retrieve it.

    I used to work at an acute mental/substance recovery hospital and we had a young woman there that was shoving razor blades up her vagina. She had one stuck in her cervix. She went to the gyno's office and the bleeding was so bad that the staff was traumatized!!!! That poor thing was a mess.
  6. by   ortess1971
    About a year ago, we removed an Old Spice bottle from a man's rectum. The funniest part was, the surgeon tried to retrieve it, then turned to me and said, "Lube up, your hands are smaller than mine" I didn't want to force it up there further or cause him to tear so we ended up using a vaccum extractor from OB. I shook the bottle once it was out-it was full. The surgeon had us send it to pathology.:roll
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    A friend from school who works in OR told me this one:

    It was her first week off of orientation as scrub. Surgeon removed an intact wish bone form a pt's colon. He held it over to my friend and said "make a wish!"
  8. by   carcha
    I'm laughing sooooooooooooooo much here in London that I'm almost sick. This posting has cheered me up so much, thanks all of you!
  9. by   lola24
    What a way to start out my first post with!!

    We once had to pull a whole head of iceberg lettace out of a guys rectum. The surgeon was pissed because he had to pull it out piece by piece. He also made us send it to pathology. We put the lettace in a big specimen container and sent it off with a package of Ranch dressing taped to the top. And who says you can't have fun in the OR!!

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