Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 19
This thread is started in honor of my darling husband, who told me this morning that he almost woke me early because he had a bowel obstruction. I said, "A bowel obstruction? Really? Tell me... Read More
Jun 5, '11Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 616; Likes: 908Quote from calinurse11and this is the kind of thing that makes all the administrative crud, and short-staffing, broken, missing equipment/supplies worth it. Suddenly being a nurse is the most interesting, fun thing in the world again. (until something happens and I hate it again!)Awe how sweet
Jun 20, '11Specialty: Ortho/ Neueo, L&D ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 11; Likes: 14either that or a pound of M&Ms in one sitting!
Jun 20, '11Specialty: Ortho/ Neueo, L&D ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 11; Likes: 14Quote from AZMOMO2like being a little pregnant? Yikes!Almost pneumonia...did you tell her in medical terms its called a cold?
Jun 20, '11Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 13,438; Likes: 1,394My ex hubby. "Lorraine, is very pregnant!" ( his teenage sister). Really? As opposed to slightly pregnant?
Jun 21, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in NICU ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 29; Likes: 18My boyfriend is convinced that you can get crohn's disease from washing your hands too much "because it weakens your immune system since you never come in contact with germs." No amount of explaining can persuade him otherwise... Oh, and when I ask him where he possibly got this information, he says that his brother (who is an accountant) told him (I just graduated nursing school). Oh well...
Jun 21, '11Specialty: ICU, medsurg/tele ; Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 87; Likes: 153My boyfriend INSISTS that acetaminophen is the same thing as aspirin. I have told him MANY time it is not aspirin and it is tylenol. He still insists i am wrong even when i get the bottles out to show him.
Jun 27, '11Occupation: tele/oncology Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in tele, oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 1,233; Likes: 2,576"Every night this month cannot be the worst night ever." Wanna bet? They just kept getting exponentially worse.
"The full moon thing is a bunch of superstitious nonsense." How 'bout you go work my shift next time then?
After my hysto a few years ago, I developed an ileus. NP wanted to admit me straight to the hospital, but I had too much stuff to do the next day, so she let me go home with strict orders to be followed, including a BM deadline. Hubby told me "If they wanted you back in the hospital, I'm taking you there." I told him he'd have to knock me out first b/c there was no way I was letting them drop a NG in me. He then spent what added up to literally hours over the next two days outside the bathroom door asking "Did you poop yet?" I've never had someone so interested in my BMs in my life.
Jun 28, '11Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 10,097; Likes: 11,601our insurance company sent us test kits to screen for occult gi tract blood. my husband brought in the mail, opening his envelope as he came through the house. he skimmed the instructions rather than actually reading them.
"sounds like a good idea, but how the $#&& do you get the poop squashed down flat enough to fit into that tiny little window and still be able to close the top?":grn:
Jul 9, '11Occupation: Home Health Nurse Specialty: Home Health ; Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 7; Likes: 15Do funnies by kids count here?
My nephew yells, " Mom I'm growing an egg on my Penis!"
Sis runs in to see what the heck he's talking about...
nephew He points "Look eggs"
Sis "Those are not eggs, those are your testicles."
Jul 9, '11Occupation: LTC Specialty: Geriatrics, Home Health ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 57; Likes: 52My husband was filling out some paperwork and it asked him to describe his general health was and he answered "perfect". I thought it was cute!
Jul 10, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in LDRP ; From: PA, US ; Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 811; Likes: 626i was at clinical and having some bad flank pain, so one of the nurses told me to go to employee health to get checked out for a uti. I had elevated WBCs in my urine, but EH wanted me to go to the er fot a ct to make sure i didnt have kidney stones.. so im sitting there in the er bed, texting my boyfriend-- updating him. i told him they gave me an iv and gave me some good pain meds that were helping, but i was so hungry and they wouldnt let me eat until after the ct. he replied "babe, arent they feeding you through the iv? thats what they are for right?" lol....
Jul 13, '11From: US ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 45; Likes: 33I was out to dinner with a friend and she brought along a family member who is a bit of a hypochondriac. She told me that she thought she had neck cancer and made me feel the back of her neck because every time she moved her neck she could feel things moving. Wait, things move when you move? Shocking! I told her if nothing moved when she moved, she wouldn't be able to move. She's very relieved to hear she doesn't have neck cancer.
Aug 9, '11Occupation: RN Float Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '11; Posts: 397; Likes: 541I recently had a bad respiratory infection and my BF, J, decides to use Web MD to diagnose me. He comes into the bedroom and says, "So, you either have Bronchitis or an erotic aneurism." (actual word on web MD= aortic)
I wonder how i caught that?!