Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 21

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

  1. by   ParkerBC,MSN,RN
    My partner and I were discussing Pancreatic Cancer. He said, “If they remove the pancreas, then that would remove the cancer…I don’t understand why MD’s don’t do that
    <O</O
    I don’t understand why either <O</O
  2. by   teeniebert
    Quote from ParkerBeanCurdRN,BSN
    My partner and I were discussing Pancreatic Cancer. He said, "If they remove the pancreas, then that would remove the cancer...I don't understand why MD's don't do that"
    <o</o
    I don't understand why either <o</o
    LOL really? It's that simple? It's a shame none of my post-Whipple patients met your partner before they went in for treatment...
  3. by   talaxandra
    Quote from ParkerBeanCurdRN,BSN
    My partner and I were discussing Pancreatic Cancer. He said, "If they remove the pancreas, then that would remove the cancer...I don't understand why MD's don't do that
    <O</O
    I don't understand why either <O</O
    I wonder if this approach would be of use for treating cardiac cancers? You know, sometimes the clearest insights come from outside.
    And sometimes people have no idea what they're talking about!
  4. by   ParkerBC,MSN,RN
    "LOL really? It's that simple? It's a shame none of my post-Whipple patients met your partner before they went in for treatment..."

    "I wonder if this approach would be of use for treating cardiac cancers? You know, sometimes the clearest insights come from outside.
    And sometimes people have no idea what they're talking about!"



    LOL...you two are funny! Thanks...I needed a good laugh tonight!
  5. by   ladside
    Quote from NurseHopefulInOH
    My boyfriend always asks me basic medical questions ie: whats an EKG for (when he went to the hospital) is this a high BP reading (for his mom) can I take half my allergy medication since it costs so much? Then once I give him the answer he immediately consults someone else!(who always says the same thing as me!) Because I'm "just an LPN"! No matter how many times I tell him i administer dangerous medications can inject things into ppl and I can start IVs he still thinks I "wipe old butt" all day. An RN however would be qualified...arrrggg!
    I was also serious asked by someone who I went to school with (who has a Bachelors degree!!) Oh your an LPN? Did you go to school for that? ohhh cool how long a couple weeks?? No I think your thinking of a nurse aid dear! Nice to know that the general public discounts my year of busting my butt in school!
    Been there, done that, got tons of t-shirts about it! Before I got my RN last year, I worked (briefly) with a nurse who also was an LPN-turned-BSN-RN that came through the hospital doors bragging about how she got her BSN in 2 years. Well woopty-do! She was hired in the ER because that's where she always wanted to be. Prior to this position, she had been an LPN in a nursing home for 10 years and apparently she forgot where she came from because she came into the hospital looking down her nose at me and the other LPNs...the skag! Anyway, she couldn't cut it in ER so they pulled her to the floor to "refresh her nursing skills" that everyone could see she never had. Once she was placed on the floor, she couldn't cut it there either....couldn't even start an IV; there was always some reason why: hard stick, combative, couldn't see or feel a vein, etc. Long story short, 3 months after walking in with her BSN nursing tote and her fast education, she was fired! Not hospital material. Not everybody is hospital material no matter how much they want it. My thing is, a person should be able to deliver the product that they are advertising for sale.

    I love Geriatrics....absolutely adore the elderly and working with them. I'm in a hospital setting because I could not bare to watch the neglect that was taking place in the nursing home that I was in years ago. I reported it to the RN supervisor, the DON, and even the administrator and no one did anything about it. That was my last experience with nursing homes after I submitted my concerns in writing to the appropriate entity. Stay proud of being an LPN; LPNs gain experiences that RNs do not. I would not trade my 24 years of LPN for anything. In fact, I still renewed my LPN license this year even though I became registered last year. I earned both licenses and it WAS NOT easy. So I plan to keep them as long as I'm a part of the working crew.
    Last edit by ladside on Sep 5, '11 : Reason: detail omitted
  6. by   NewAggieGrad09
    Him: I had a fever last night.

    Me: Really? How do you know?

    Him: Well, my body felt dumb-hot, and I felt lightheaded. I was sweating bullets...and I was tired when I got home from work.

    Me: Did u take your temp? All of those COULD be signs, but it doesn't mean you had one.

    Him: I mean...no...but I felt fever-ish, so I must have had one.

    Me:
  7. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from ParkerBeanCurdRN,BSN
    My partner and I were discussing Pancreatic Cancer. He said, "If they remove the pancreas, then that would remove the cancer...I don't understand why MD's don't do that
    <O</O
    I don't understand why either <O</O

    Must tell that to the MDs handling the brain cancer pts. What a novel idea.
  8. by   Poi Dog
    "You did/saw/cleaned up what?"

  9. by   carolmaccas66
    From ex-fiancee after I dragged my carcass home after working 6 or 7 shifts in a row:
    "DID YOU HAVE A HARD SHIFT MATEY?!"
    What a totally insane, pathetic, STUPID question to ask a nurse!!
  10. by   BrandybunsRN
    One day (when I used to work in the cath lab), my husband was sure from all my stories that he knew how to "talk like a doctor". So he called me up one day trying to pretend to be a doctor and asked me to schedule a patient for an angiogram (not bad so far huh)..... because his patient needed a splint put on his aorta (ohhhh so close!)
  11. by   Lynx25
    Ugh, my boyfriend had a couple high BP reading while at the Urgent Care, and I've been monitoring it a few times a day, just to see if we actually have a problem. Here's some of the crap I've heard, just today.


    "OOOH! I saw it, it stopped at 40, my blood pressure is 90 over 40, I'm Ok, you don't know what you're doing" (Nope... nope it's 140 over 90, I stopped at 40 because I was done.)

    "If you wouldn't yell so much, I wouldn't have high blood pressure. You are pressuring me. It's going to give me a hernia. (This after about the 14th time telling him to shush and be still so I could hear while taking his BP.

    And the kicker...

    "That's not right, I don't think you know what you're doing. Let's go to the grocery store and let the machine do it, or the doctor, you're just a nurse. " Cue NURSING RAAAAGE, and sleeping on the couch for YOU!

    Last edit by Lynx25 on Sep 29, '11
  12. by   carrie_c
    My mother-in-law said during her brother's cataract surgery, they took out his eyeball and layed it on his cheek to work on it.
  13. by   NbHCA
    I was once told by a friend that you ovulate more after a period, she learned this in the hospital after having her first baby. I worked in that hospital at the time and she would not listen to me when I tried to explain you only ovulate once a month. Still to I can not figure out what she meant by it...

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