Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 4

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   badphish
    the INFANTigo has me rolling.

    reminds of some sick slips i saw in the Army, where the soldier right their chief complaint on the slip, there are so many spellings of diarrhea, but many would just right "the *****" to avoid ridicule.

    one off the top of my head was "aunt bites"
  2. by   Moogie
    A friend who had been in the military once told me that when any of his fellow officers got an STD, he'd say it was dysentery to avoid embarrassment.

    Unfortunately, one of the young officers DID get dysentery! (Did he say he had an STD, then?)

  3. by   liebling5
    Quote from badphish
    the INFANTigo has me rolling.

    reminds of some sick slips i saw in the Army, where the soldier right their chief complaint on the slip, there are so many spellings of diarrhea, but many would just right "the *****" to avoid ridicule.

    one off the top of my head was "aunt bites"
    Gosh, mom's/dad's sister must have been hungry/
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    My mother constantly confuses NP and LPN. I'm an RN.
  5. by   GCS15
    My DH is quite dorky too...He told me that he has heard of people having gallstones then went on to ask me, and was dead serious, if there is such a thing as "ballstones".
  6. by   sharpeimom
    a friend carefully explained to my type 1 diabetic husband that he could have a piece of her gooey caramel, nut amd chocolate cake if he'd just scrape some of the inch or so frosting off. :smackingf don't think so ....

    kathy
    sharpeimom
  7. by   Sue Damonas
    I met my sister in law's crazy ex mother in law once. She went on with this long story about how she had a partial hysterectomy when she was 4 months pregnant with her last child(who is an adult now) and how she had a brain stem infarct but is fine now.
  8. by   SlightlyMental_RN
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    My mother constantly confuses NP and LPN. I'm an RN.
    I think that your mother and my hubby might be related, as they are both mixing up the same thing. I try not to let it drive me bonkers...but it does (inside.) :wink2:
  9. by   lovepink
    This isnt from a non medical person sadly lol

    I was receiving report the other day. the nite nurse said "Mr.X in Rm.XXX has a hx of Left AKA. But not anymore, now he is here for a wound." I was confused and just looked at her and questioned "he doesnt have Left AKA anymore?" she said "no, that was resolved" I said "Are you sure? Isnt that-" she cut me off and said "yes. I am." she was clearly in a hurry to leave. I was thinking... umm maybe I have my abbrv messed up... she finished report and left. I went straight to his room and imagine my surprise *sarcasm* when the pt's left leg was still amputated!!!

    OMG I DIED laughing!!!

    Scary tho, made me wonder about the assessment that was done... esp when she was able to palpate a pedal pulse in the LLE.... <3
  10. by   sunkissed75
    Quote from lovepink
    This isnt from a non medical person sadly lol
    Quote from lovepink

    I was receiving report the other day. the nite nurse said "Mr.X in Rm.XXX has a hx of Left AKA. But not anymore, now he is here for a wound." I was confused and just looked at her and questioned "he doesnt have Left AKA anymore?" she said "no, that was resolved" I said "Are you sure? Isnt that-" she cut me off and said "yes. I am." she was clearly in a hurry to leave. I was thinking... umm maybe I have my abbrv messed up... she finished report and left. I went straight to his room and imagine my surprise *sarcasm* when the pt's left leg was still amputated!!!

    OMG I DIED laughing!!!

    Scary tho, made me wonder about the assessment that was done... esp when she was able to palpate a pedal pulse in the LLE.... <3



    HAHAHAHA!!!! What did you say the next time you saw her?!
  11. by   PatricParamedic
    long, long ago, my mechanic father rushed to the hospital, where mom had been taken, for my delivery. when dad got to information & asked to see his wife, the receptionist need a hint or two - like where he thought she might have been taken. dad said, "i'm pretty sure she's in the labor division."
  12. by   AngelfireRN
    I came home one evening from my first nursing job, and DH was asking what all I had seen that night, so I told him about a case of cellulitis (no names, of course). He asked when they would have their sx, and I was confused until he expounded, "Well, aren't they gonna liposuction it out"?

    I kinda saw where he got that idea, once I got up out of the floor from laughing....cellulitis-cellulite.
  13. by   lovepink
    Quote from studentnurse75


    HAHAHAHA!!!! What did you say the next time you saw her?!
    I havent seen her, this just happened but when I gave report I made sure to let the oncoming nurse know that the pt had a Left AKA...

    I didnt tell any of the other nurses bc I didnt want to embarrass her.... lol... so its nice to finally be able to tell the story!!

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