Clumsiest moment? - page 6

O.k, so I am probably the klutsiest person on earth. My husband cannot believe that I am a nurse and don't daily stab myself with needles or break my neck falling over my own feet:imbar The worst I... Read More

  1. by   tyger9966
    I feel so much better knowing I am not the only ridiculously clumsy person around....but at work it's just me. everyone else is super-coordinated compared to me. I'm the one who sprained (lucky I didn't break) my neck trying to do a handstand, who trips over absolutely nothing, knocks EVERYTHING onto the floor at 6 am in the bathroom, waking all the neighbors, etc. etc. I am just now living down a recent incident (luckily it didn't happen at work): I was taking my dog out early one morning, and it had been raining for a week straight. Well, we have these little landscaped areas around our apartments where there are brick walls that go about 5 feet down with trees, etc. in the bottom area and the ledges had become slimy from the rain. I usually (not anymore) walk on the ledge since I don't like to get my feet wet in the grass. Whadaya know, I get up to the ledge with my dog, put ONE FOOT on it, and somehow lose my footing, hit my upper thigh right on the *******' corner of it, fall off 5 feet down, and roll into a tree and knock the wind out of me! When I got my wind back and looked up, my dog was standing at the top of the ledge looking at me like I was the biggest idiot on earth! I fell so hard that it tore my skin on my elbow and leg right through my robe and pajamas!! :chuckle
  2. by   NICU_Nurse
    Originally posted by RNConnieF
    While I'm thinking about it, could we find a way to reroute IV tubing so I don't catch my foot in it, and can we change the tele monitoring system so I don't catch my stethoscope, name tag, med keys, earrings, hair, or ear in the wires?

    Speaaaaaaaaking of which...the other day, the xray guy came down to do an xray on one of the babies on our unit, and had leaned over the bed to help the nurse reposition the baby. He turned away, the iv tubing snagged on his lead vest, and rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip! Out came the IV. The part that REALLY made me cringe? It was a scalp IV. Thank heavens for Morphine drips! He started crying, god bless 'im. (Um..the tech, not the baby...) When I was in nursing school, my stethoscope got tucked into some foley tubing and when I backed away, out it came, balloon intact and everything. *I* cried, that time, along with my howling patient. Ouch.