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Husbands!

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD. Has 50+ years experience.

Do any of you married/in a relationship nurses ever have a problem with your SO expecting you to know everything, since you are a nurse? My husband will ask me a question, and if I say I don't know, look it up, he wants to know why DON'T I know, since I am a nurse? I can't know everything about everything.

Edited by dianah

Tell him to call his doctor...problem solved!

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD. Has 50+ years experience.

His question today was "why is addiction a disease?" Well iDK. I could look it up but I'm busy.

My DH thinks I know everything, or should. Not a big deal, though.

I wonder if one of the admins can take the unnecessary apostrophe out of your thread title. Otherwise you are going to get a lot of sassy comments asking "Husband's what?" ;)

BeachsideRN, ASN

Specializes in NICU. Has 2 years experience.

Hahah. I give my husband one of 2 things depending on my mood - a smartass answer or I start a super technical science answer and he gives up. [emoji23]

Hahah. I give my husband one of 2 things depending on my mood - a smartass answer or I start a super technical science answer and he gives up. [emoji23]

When people ask me why their elbow hurts or what that weird rash is, I always answer that it's the hallmark sign of a brain tumor. Most of my family and friends have quit asking me to diagnose them. ;) Except DH. He wants a diagnosis and advice, but then he never takes the advice given. Nothing changes.

RiskManager

Specializes in Healthcare risk management and liability.

When my wife asks me "When will I be feeling better with X', my stock reply is 'two weeks'.

Dogen

Specializes in Behavioral Health. Has 1 years experience.

I tell my partner that if I don't know the answer it's because it's not an important ailment. She rarely agrees. Sometimes I tell her I'll know more after a physical exam. She seems to fall for that one a lot... ;)

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD. Has 50+ years experience.

My DH thinks I know everything, or should. Not a big deal, though.

I wonder if one of the admins can take the unnecessary apostrophe out of your thread title. Otherwise you are going to get a lot of sassy comments asking "Husband's what?" ;)

This is embarrassing. I'm usually the one critiquing other people's grammar.

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD. Has 50+ years experience.

Thanks for pick me up. Funny answers.

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience.

Yes. Sigh. And every friend and family member too and coworkers!

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 40 years experience.

I hear it frequently, "You're a nurse ..." And the questions begin.

jaycam, RN

Has 2 years experience.

My roommate did this a lot. He stopped when I told him I was going to start practicing all my skills on him for class. He still let me practice on him.

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Husband: "My elbow hurts when I do [insert several things here]."

Me: "You have tennis elbow. You need to rest, ice, compress, and elevate."

Him: "How am I going to rest, I'm busy at work!"

Me: "I understand that, I'm just telling what will fix it. If you can't rest it, maybe go see the doc and get a steroid injection?"

Him: "I don't know the number to the office."

Me: "****ing look it up, you are a grown man."

Him: "And you're in school, supposed to know all this stuff, supposed to know how to do all this stuff."

Me: "Just because I know how to do it doesn't mean I want to work while I'm at home. Now either call the doc or RICE your elbow or it will not get better and I don't want to hear about it."

And around and around we go.

SnowShoeRN

Specializes in Family Medicine, Tele/Cardiac, Camp. Has 10 years experience.

When people ask me why their elbow hurts or what that weird rash is, I always answer that it's the hallmark sign of a brain tumor.

I laughed so hard to this. That's pretty awesome. :D I'm going to have to start using that on my off days.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Yes. My DH assumes I know all the answers to all nursing/medical questions. Then when I *don't* know the answer he says "you're suppose to, you're a nurse!". Ugh.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

That's ok...mine usually decides to argue with me when I do answer. ;)

bugya90, ASN, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Ambulatory Care-Family Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

When people ask me why their elbow hurts or what that weird rash is, I always answer that it's the hallmark sign of a brain tumor. Most of my family and friends have quit asking me to diagnose them. ;) Except DH. He wants a diagnosis and advice, but then he never takes the advice given. Nothing changes.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that does this! My standard answer is "it must be brain cancer, you should really get that checked out by your doctor."

My husband doesn't take my advice either and is the biggest baby when he is sick.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I get, I have such and such symptoms, therefore I must have this...... The most recent was my best friend decided she had Lupus and what did I think? Lol. I told her she was too old to acquire Lupus and if she got it now, it was going to attack her organs and she would die!!! Lol. All because she had some dermatitis on her arm.....

Sigh...... I love my friends, but sometimes they wear me out with their self diagnosis but can I confirm their internet diagnosis? No, I cannot. I always tell them death is right around the door.

Hahah. I give my husband one of 2 things depending on my mood - a smartass answer or I start a super technical science answer and he gives up. [emoji23]

I do the exact same thing! Hahaha! If he's in pain (excruciating pain) and if I'm in the mood to be his "nurse" I give him the strongest pain med (sugar pill) and he instantly feels better.

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