Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 5
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
Aug 7, '09Occupation: charge nurse Specialty: LTC, rehab, now 1+ year in hospice ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 16; Likes: 40Im in Hospice care and the ex (and there are a lot of reasons why he is an ex) said to me one time after a particularly grueling day... "your job cant be that hard, I mean you cant mess up because they all die anyways right?"
Aug 9, '09Occupation: RN Pediatrics Specialty: Cardiac Care ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 1,190; Likes: 517My husband and I were being friendly one evening... I said to him, " Stop kissing my medicine off." ( zit creame )
He looked at me very seriously and said, "Stop talking in medical terms."
Dumbfounded I looked back at him and laughed.
WHAT??? To be fair he was kinda busy and I'm sure only half listening to me.
Aug 9, '09Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Oncology, Triage, Tele, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 211; Likes: 331Can't convince DH that women get kidney stones too. He swears it's only "a man thing."
Aug 10, '09Occupation: AIN in aged care From: AU ; Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 26; Likes: 14Quote from LovingNurseYou can tell him that I had one after my third child and my childless sister has had one too.Can't convince DH that women get kidney stones too. He swears it's only "a man thing."
Aug 10, '09Occupation: RN Ortho Floor Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in LTC, Orthopedics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '09; Posts: 35; Likes: 48Ok have any of you ever watched the comedian Jeff Dunham? Anyways he has a puppet named Achmed The Dead Terrorist, he is a skeleton. Ok we were watching him on comedy centeral one night and Achmed made a joke saying that he was having a bad time and he thought he had Scoliosis. My DH breaks out laughing like it is the FUNNIEST thing he has ever heard. Well I know my husband and I said "Do you know what Scoliosis is?" to which he replied, " Yea it is a flesh eating disorder, Achmed is a skeleton dear, shouldn't you know this being a nursing student?!" And continues to laugh as hard as he can.......Had to set him straight on that one....
Aug 11, '09Occupation: GRA Specialty: Gerontology, nursing education ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 5,064; Likes: 7,343My husband---and I love him dearly---didn't believe me that incontinence pads are referred to as Chux. He thought I was making up the name because I used to go out with a total doofus named Chuck.
(Actually, that would be a big insult to incontinence pads---they have much more personality than good old Chuck.)
Aug 11, '09Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 10,100; Likes: 11,603Quote from moogiei had a similar discussion with my husband once. i finally just referred to them as "those big blue pads." we had a leaky kitchen sink when we bought our first house and i lined the underneath area with chux and then just changed them prn until it was fixed.my husband---and i love him dearly---didn't believe me that incontinence pads are referred to as chux. he thought i was making up the name because i used to go out with a total doofus named chuck.
(actually, that would be a big insult to incontinence pads---they have much more personality than good old chuck.)
when my goddaughter was about 11, she went grocery shopping with me and was humiliated almost to tears when i added a rump roast and breast of chicken plus a box of tampax to the cart. final insult was when we got home and my husband unpacked and put away the offensive items. :imbar he's a man,
Aug 11, '09Occupation: College Student Specialty: Being the Patient ; Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 1,929; Likes: 686Quote from diawcsomeone i know almost had swine fluMy sister, who is a MA, often has "almost" something......
Last year it was "almost" pneumonia
Her son, btw, also has "almost" cystic fibrosis!
didnt know her at the time but i am assuming bad cold
Aug 13, '09Occupation: ICU, RN/BSN Specialty: ICU, telemetry ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 2,115; Likes: 8,405Worst thing ever:
"Have a quiet night, dear."
We had back to back codes.
Aug 16, '09Occupation: RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in M/S, Tele, Sub (stepdown), Hospice ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 333; Likes: 228I was doing my RN externship this summer working nights (7p-7a). My boyfriend asks me one day...
BF: Honey, are you depressed?
BF: Well because you sleep all day & people who are depressed sleep all day.
Me: Babe, I worked 3 12-hour shifts back to back....I'm TIRED.
They don't get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Aug 16, '09Joined: May '08; Posts: 140; Likes: 98oh gosh, boiled peanuts! I live in Illinois. On our first time driving to Florida we went through Alabama and boiled peanuts were everywhere. On our way back through Alabama we stopped and got some fresh out of the huge pot and were they delicious. I still to this day think about how good those peanuts were. We don't have them here in good old Southern Illinois I love the south and can't wait to go back and visit again.
Aug 16, '09Occupation: ICU, RN/BSN Specialty: ICU, telemetry ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 2,115; Likes: 8,405And, for the record, I didn't smack my great aunt in the head when she said this....
"You must be bored on night shift."
*Coughing, sputtering* "What makes you think THAT?" *Visions of q30 minute admissions, codes with minimal backup, no pharmacy to ask a question, sundowners jumping out of bed and running down the hall naked, yelling "MOMMMMMMAAAA...."*
"Well, they sleep all night long, right?"