What Freaks You Out? - page 21
Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More
Jan 29, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21all I can say
maggots on a scrotch!!!!!
Jan 29, '02Occupation: L.P.N. in LTC Specialty: med surg,homecare,hospice ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 4,682; Likes: 4,824To mjamesrn from Pa- "Cheesey nursing home toes"?!!! I LOVE that line.I have seen and smelled many a funky foot and couldn't say it better myself...ROFLMAO! As for maggots in vaginas- imagine for a moment an elderly lady in her nightie(with out panties on-most don't wear them at night)-she gets up to go to the bathroom and falls fracturing her hip.Several days later she is discovered lying on her back with her legs spread.She has surely been incontinent a few times.Are you getting that visual? Need I say more? I love this thread-I keep coming back every time I log on.It is a compulsion-I can't stop.....I am so disappointed if day or so goes by without a sick new scenario.....O-please help me!!!!
Jan 29, '02From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829- flys will also lay eggs on clean dry surfaces and later be contact transfered to a (moist) surface they can hatch and thrive on...
never encountered maggots on a (live) person but of all the 'non-medical' gross things they are my #1 freak me out.
Jan 29, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21would someone be so kind to this ignoramus!!!!!!!!! need help with internet quickies!!!!!!!!! help me, please!!!!!!!!!
Jan 29, '02Occupation: L.P.N. in LTC Specialty: med surg,homecare,hospice ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 4,682; Likes: 4,824[QUOTE]Originally posted by micro
[B]would someone be so kind to this ignoramus!!!!!!!!! need help with internet quickies!!!!!!!!! help me, please!!!!!!!!!
What is an internet quickie? Is it like a cyber-quickie?
Jan 29, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 137; Likes: 9rolling on floor laughing my ass off........roflmao
Jan 29, '02Occupation: Sometimes burntout ICU RN Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 121; Likes: 20Originally posted by McCoyRN
where i used to work, all the nurses threw money in a container and the one who did the dressing change would get it. here's why...
a mid 50's man w/ a h/o uncontrolled diabetes, necrotic foot ulcers, smelly and gangrenous went to his doctor for an unrelated problem. the dr told him that his tests were positive for colon cancer. being upset, the man went out binge drinking that night, got home, passed out and didn't wake up until about 38 hours later (he missed a whole day!) anyway, when he woke up, he realized that his dog had eaten off some of his toes. so he was in the hospital, pre-op for an amputation. i never got the money in the container. i still gag just thinking about it
I supposed the dog actually chewed and swallowed too, so it wasn't like the guy could have his parts sewed back on, huh. (Like Mr. Bobbit. Hey, lucky for him a dog didn't happen on his missing parts before the police recovered it!)
Jan 30, '02Occupation: rn - er Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 323; Likes: 147WORST ever yet., 400+ lb guy last night, in er awaiting non-available bed to icu for pt >100. Guy needs to pee,,,,ok you are +50...go pee! No sir-e-bob! I get the supreme pleasure of trying to hold the urinal under his where-is-it-in-all-this-fat penis. He's yelling "hold it up there!" I'm thinking "what do you do when you are at home?" Of course, I get some pee, but most dribbles , streams, onto the floor and onto my (thank god) gloved hands. gotta be the worst..... yucko supremo...the next thing he wants is food...
Jan 30, '02Occupation: rn - er Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 323; Likes: 147being charge rn one night, I heeded the call of an old ortho surgeon who yelled " I need a sterile container in here!" I waltz into the room, and he grabs two black toes and yanks. CRA-A-A-cCK... He puts the two dead toes into my container and instructs me to take this to path. Yeow. yuck. I can still hear the snap of the toes.
Jan 30, '02Occupation: rn - er Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 323; Likes: 147homeless people have to be the worst....We had a drunk a few weeks ago nicknamed "doc" cuz he says he used to teach nursing in Salt Lake City....don't remember the original complaint, but he had poop in his fingernails (long!) and the typical STIFF pants. Now I remember,,,,he said he was pooping blood...What Can you do? We HAD to take off his shoes (rule #1: never take off a homeless person's shoes)..then we HAD to take off his pants to get him into a gown. I NEVER vomit, however, the nurse I was with kept dry heaving... His scrotum was WAY bright red. I told him he had the worst case of diaper rash I had ever seen in my life! He then proceeded to poop some more (after we had already cleaned him head to toe), and then proceeded to dig his fingernails into his but, thus poopling his fingernails once again. We cleaned him up AGAIN...this time using the 100 year old green soap. and the doc walks in...."I didn't smell anything!" Hello! We just used 56 washclothes and 43 towels on this man....of course you didn't smell anything! He is now a rose!
Jan 30, '02Occupation: Clinical Educator in Psychiatry Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 15; Likes: 2Not a completely unknown scenario !
My fiance nursed a guy who was psychotically depressed and performed a bit of do it yourself eye removal. poor guy removed both eyes within seconds.
Alas nurses are not gifted with telepathic powers and sometimes you don't see something like that coming. You can't keep people in restraints or seclusion because they might do something.
I admitted a guy whose first sign of psychosis was cutting off his penis , testicles and ears - his horrified parents were able to restrain him before he could pluck out his eyes.
Jan 30, '02Occupation: School Nurse Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 3I have a stomach made of steel and nothing really bothers me. At my part time job in a subacute health care center, I enjoy suctioning trach's, have changed dressings for dehisced abdominal wounds... and decubiti where muscle and bone are cleary visible. I have seen toes on the brink of falling off. I have smelled C-Diff on a weekly basis. I have seen a split penis from a foley cath that looked like a banana peel. None of this has phased me.
However, at my full-time job as a school nurse...the one thing that can wreak havoc in my school and turn a teacher or a parent into a psychotic basket-case is.....HEAD LICE! I have to admit, when I see a louse scurry across a head that I'm checking...I feel a chill go down my spine. To rid a child and home of lice is a dreaded job...I always feel sorry for the parent and try to give them a few words of understanding and empathy. Then I run to the bathroom and put my hair up into a scrunchie!
Jan 30, '02Occupation: research nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 1,878; Likes: 44Yeah, me too. Seen it all, smelled it all, wore some of it, and it didn't affect my lunch at all.
But Chewing Tobacco grosses me out SOOOOOOOooo badly!! I was afraid of grasshoppers when I was a kid because somebody told me they spat tobacco. Ewwwwww - I'd rather be stung by a bee!!!
I really can't function in a room with a cup full ... OOoh, starting to gag here... Can't concentrate on conversations, I tell them they HAVE to hide it from me! Ewwww w- gotta go!!