What is the freakiest thing you have ever seen at work????? - page 4

Several years ago we had an elderly intubated woman admitted from the ER. She had resp. distress at home and ended up vented. They brought her up to us minus her post intubation film so x-ray came... Read More

  1. by   Nurcee
    medical leeches.

  2. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    In all these years at work, I think the freakiest thing Ive ever seen at work was my reflection in a mirror,after I had been golfing all day long, was nicely sunburt, wearing brand new royal blue scrubs, face red and peely and yuckier than ever,

    keep it in the short grass yall
  3. by   fedupnurse
    Where do you work???? Guess nothing amazes you anymore after those, huh?????
  4. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    Well aside from myself and my assorted and sundry sunburns. I think the all time frakiest thing I saw was a guy in his mid forties who had lived a varied and alternative lifestyles. On physical assessment this pt had studs implanted all over his body, including nipples and navel and scrotum and penis and other parts also. The really unusual part is that theses implanted studs were all of gold and silver tipped with either diamonds. emeralds, rubies, pearls. He was a walking talking jewelry display counter. I didnt even see that many precious stones when I went to Zales jewelry store last time. He kept telling me he wanted to be cremated when he died. I wonder if all those attacments were cremated with him or not........Too weird for me.

    keep it in the short grass yall
  5. by   fedupnurse
    Being female, can any of the men out there tell me exactly how drunk a guy has to be in order to have a tattoo placed on the tip of his penis?? It was a heart! (He also had multiple body piercings and was afraid of needles!)
  6. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Well fed up, Ive seen people who have had it done. But I myself could never even begin to get that drunk to have something like that done. It would scare the ________ out of me.

    keep it in the short grass yalll
  7. by   caroladybelle

    Have you seen where people will get (sterile metal Pegs) things implanted under their skin, such as little horns sticking up and such with the skin still covering them.

    Hate to MRI that one!!!!!
  8. by   Hailey's Mommy
    I was working on a med-surg unit and was told only that I was getting a pt. back from surgery in a few minutes and his name. I was curious what kind of surgery he had before he came back so i looked it up on our computer. it did not have the surgery info yet but i looked at his xray report apparently he had a 40 watt sylvania light bulb shoved up in his rectum. they had to go in and surgically remove it. my fellow employees was not going to tell me but let me go in and ask the ? of why he was here. how mean. needless to say surgery was able to remove it completely intact. the guy told me that he was using it to dilate himself because he was constipated. yeah right.
  9. by   colleen10
    I'll hopefully be starting nursing school soon so I have a lot to discover yet!

    But last year I had a serious allergic reaction to Poison Ivy. It wasn't the typical itchy skin either. Both arms from the wrist to my shoulder were completely covered in silver dollar sized blisters that were raised about a quarter of an inch.

    They were like that for about 4 days until the swelling started to go down. Then they were just covered in scabs.

    I looked like a Gremlin when you get water on them. It was pretty sad, no one would come near me and I had to eat all my meals by myself.
  10. by   OrphanAnnie
    Had a femal patient admitted with necrosis from the waist down..took more than an hour to do her treatment daily and two nurses...if you moved her LE too much you could see the black tissues start separating. Bless her heart..she was so sweet..it just killed us...she lived 3 - 4 more weeks this way.
  11. by   BugRN
    I worked in Boston at the STD clinic and I got a guy in with the worst case of smegma I had ever seen. He wasn't circumcised and he had so much crap under the foreskin it had caused a serious excoriation of the penis head. The freaky part was he said he was "saving it for a wedding gift for his girlfriend". He wouldn't wash it off, it was his "golden wedding ring" for his new bride. Imagine a thick yellow ,smelly, ring of crap all around and under the skin...I just about died, then had to explain to the ID doc w/out laughing. He couldn't get this guy to understand why collecting smegma was not a good idea. Needless to say he was not happy w/ us when we washed it off to take our cultures. All I can say is Gross!! I'll never forget that smell!! I wonder what he ended up giving his girlfriend instead??
  12. by   fedupnurse
    smegma, what a wonderful word! We use it to describe suits and doc we can't stand.
  13. by   Anagray
    A patient was admitted to the ER with head trauma and (don't ask why) they X-rayed his head.
    Ingrown into his scull they found numerous amount of pins and sewing needles. The patient, apparently, was completely unaware that there was something there. He said that he did get headaches from time to time but didn't think anything of it.

    the only theory the doc came up with is that the needles were put into his head in early childhood.