Can't help but laugh...

  1. When they walk in and start off with, "Well, a couple of years ago I hurt my (insert body part here), and now it's hurting again." And this is Jr. freaking High!
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  3. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    I had a middle schooler come and tell me that sprained their butt during gym class. It was hard to keep a straight face. The student entered my office without any sign of discomfort and was just so nonchalant about it.
    Last edit by JenTheSchoolRN on Sep 6
  4. by   WineRN
    I've heard that from my Kinders and 1st graders!
  5. by   BeckyESRN
    2nd grader told me that he has to pee every "2 or 3 or 5 minutes" and when I asked how long that had been going on, he said "Since I was 3" At least mine are elementary!
  6. by   peacockblue
    They still do that in high school. I have also seen a lot of "injuries" that happened over the summer. Some on vacation. It's early enough in the year that I still laugh. By May, I will be beaten down and it won't be so funny.
  7. by   Amethya
    Well, I can kinda agree with the silly idea, but I can also explain that as well.

    When I was 8 I got into a bicycle accident, I was sitting on the top handlebars and my foot got caught in the wheel. I don't remember the pain, but I do remember crying and my dad having to pry my foot out of the wheel. My foot would now go in when I walk and doctor's told us that if that doesn't fix itself, I'll be forced to have surgery at 12. I got some special shoes and slowly my foot fixed itself. But as I got old I noticed I had issues with my legs, I was extremely clumsy due to my foot going in sometimes, but that's it. One day when I worked at a cardiologist when I turned 24, I sat up and I had the worse pain in my lower back, I couldn't walk and it was extremely painful. I went to my PCP, did X-Rays, nothing showed up, except the doctor said that my femur was out of place, but that was an old injury. I don't have issues now since I'm mostly at a desk job now, but I do get some pains here and there.

    So while I know it's silly, you'll never know if it's just an old injury that is painful now for some reason. Of course, I could be wrong and they're just trying to get out of class.

    My saving grace of my foot now is that it can't twist if I fall and it's flexible enough to save me when I'm walking on rocks and trees. That and I was in ballet as a child and I was really good. xD
  8. by   OyWithThePoodles
    I had a kiddo come in yesterday holding her stomach and said "My kidney's hurt."

    Oh, kid.
  9. by   GmaPearl BSN RN
    Had a little cutie come in today ℅ a sore throat that came on "as soon as I walked into class", then announced he also has a tape worm...
  10. by   grammy1
    Quote from GmaPearl BSN RN
    Had a little cutie come in today ℅ a sore throat that came on "as soon as I walked into class", then announced he also has a tape worm...

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