Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 26

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   sharpeimom
    Quote from talaxandra
    laypeople - always confusing kidneys and hearts!

    you mean they're different?!:d

    well, i'll be gosh darned!
  2. by   tk88
    Recently I renewed my BLS. (most of the attendees were either nurses or cnas as well as a few other hospital employees). The instructor asked what the difference was between a code and a rapid response. An x-ray tech piped up and said "A code is for patients and a rapid is for visitors."... There were a few chuckles throughout the room....
  3. by   sharpeimom
    my husband has a healing wound on his right foot and ankle. he's been diabetic since the third grade.
    he spent six weeks in wound rehab with a wound vac. he's home now and the vac and home health nurses
    have been d/c and he's changing his very own dressings. i've offered to do the changes or at least help
    or be an on-site advisor. absolutely no go. why, you wonder??

    i was a psych nurse and they "don't do dressings."
  4. by   sharpeimom
    my husband just came back from taking the dog to the vet for bad allergies. the vet's oldest daughter just graduated with a b.s.n. in december. she takes the nclex soon.

    he said when he got home, "she has a job at ____. once she passes the nclex, she won't have
    to work any weeekends, will she?"

    how come i worked all those weekends i worked then?!
  5. by   Ked1986
    When I asked my husband if he knew what I was talking about when I said "renal failure" he replied with "A problem with your renals?"
  6. by   JacquieRN
    At Thanksgiving dinner my sister was sharing about her latest checkup. Very straight faced she informed everyone that your bp should always be whatever your weight is over 80. She's a know it all that weighs 120lbs, it took me a while to stop laughing before I could explain her mistaken assumption.
  7. by   kgonz68
    Ok this is kinda corny but I get these clothing catalogs in the mail all the time for all kings of clothing, uniforms, kids, mens etc... We my hubby happened to be on the throne flipping thru some and yelled out hey "Hon....they have a good sale on "Nursing" bras 2 for 29.95.... and they are....sexxxxy, easy access pannel and all!" As I heard him saying this I was on my way over to where he was and had to give him "the Look"....I replied now why on earth would I need nursing bra's? He said....well duhhh your a Nurse arent ya? I swear men are sometimes clueless.
  8. by   hlfpnt
    My Great-grandmother was a hypochondriac & when she couldn't think of anything specific, she'd say she had "the eggeries"!
  9. by   dianne68
    I think the post is of stupid things said, not stupid people.
  10. by   amyn87
    I had an ex boyfriend who liked to try to talk about things he had no clue about to make himself sound smart. He came over to my grandparents' house one Christmas for dinner and proceeded to tell my grandma (who was a proper southern lady) about the PENILE gland in the brain. My face turned 20 shades of red and I about choked on a bite of food. But God bless my grandma she just smiled and nodded and let him go on a rant about the penile gland. Hahaha
  11. by   wooh
    Quote from kgonz68
    Ok this is kinda corny but I get these clothing catalogs in the mail all the time for all kings of clothing, uniforms, kids, mens etc... We my hubby happened to be on the throne flipping thru some and yelled out hey "Hon....they have a good sale on "Nursing" bras 2 for 29.95.... and they are....sexxxxy, easy access pannel and all!" As I heard him saying this I was on my way over to where he was and had to give him "the Look"....I replied now why on earth would I need nursing bra's? He said....well duhhh your a Nurse arent ya? I swear men are sometimes clueless.

    You just won the internet with that one. (My husband would think the easy access panel was sexy too!)
  12. by   nursefrances
    [QUOTE=diawc;3702432]My sister, who is a MA, often has "almost" something......
    Last year it was "almost" pneumonia
    Her son, btw, also has "almost" cystic fibrosis![/QUOTE


    Is that like being a little bit pregnant?

    Before becoming an RN, when I worked with an eye surgeon, I lost count of how many people
    had "Cadillacs" (instead of cataracts) in there eyes. ]
  13. by   Epic_RN
    My ex-husband, who is a pathological liar, (there are sooo many reasons he's my ex) once told me that he had either a stroke or a seizure in a movie theater, on the ground and convulsing, drove himself an hour home, went to the hospital and they were unable to determine whether or not it was a stroke or a seizure...

    My response? "Hmmm, so while you were on the floor in the theater twitching and convulsing, did people just step over you? No one called 911? REALLY??? Maybe you should google this stuff before you try to lie about why you couldn't pay your child support...."

    My current boyfriend, on the other hand, LOVES watching medical shows with me because I get so angry when they're wrong LOL! He thinks my knowledge is totally sexy... He's a keeper!

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