Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up? - page 3

I don't do this too much, but recently I watched part of an afternoon TV show (Steve Wilkos). I didn't get the whole story, but a woman's stepmother wanted to get custody of her stepdaughter's two... Read More

  1. by   snazzy-jazzy
    I have really bad morning sickness so I have 3 cones of pot a day to help with that........

    Ofcourse, as you do :uhoh21:
  2. by   sharpeimom
    "i couldn't take my valium because my mom needed it worse than i did." :smackingf:grn:
  3. by   RetRN77
    Quote from Andrew, RN
    "I don't need to take my blood pressure meds, my blood pressure has been fine"

    Then they go to ICU on a nitroglycerin gtt.

    Or worse - they turn up with a dissecting aorta a week later, ala my hubby, who was also convinced his meds weren't changing anything. Thank the Lord, he survived despite himself.
  4. by   RetRN77
    Quote from tvccrn
    All my baby needs is to warm up and he will be alive again. I saw it on the Discovery Channel, this kitten was dead and they put it on the radiator and it came back to life.

    You can take some of my brain cells and transplant them into his brain and he will be alive again.

    Both from the father who put his 4 month old premmie in a head lock to make him stop crying. For the last comment we all thought that the kid was better off dead than having his father's brain cells if that is how he thought things worked.
    This just breaks my heart.
  5. by   RetRN77
    Quote from brillohead
    For the record, this one can be true!

    I've had some weird endocrine problems for almost two decades, and one "side effect" is improper body temperature regulation. My "normal" can run anywhere from 95.5 - 97.5. When I go to the doc for a sinus infection (not nearly as often the last few years, thanks to the wonders of sinuplasty!), if I get a new nurse doing vitals, I have to point it out to her. She of course won't believe me, then she'll look through my chart at all my past temp readings at my well-visits and "do the math" to compute my actual fever, because, yes indeed, I *was* running a high temp.

    And another side note -- low thyroid can really mess with someone's entire body. I have recorded BPs as low as 54/??? in my doctor's office in the past. (Yes, I used to pass out a lot when I stood up!) If someone tells you that their BP usually runs low, and their chart shows they rarely hit 100/70, you really DON'T need to pump the cuff up to 180!
    I'm the same. I simply don't get fevers with sinus infections or bronchitis and my temps run low all the time. I often joke that 100.2 would be a raging fever for me. I have on rare occasion actually gotten some creditable fevers - like twice in the last 40 years with pneumonia or the like.

    Also, you bring up a question I've been having. Whenever anyone takes my BP lately, they pump up the cuff ever-so-slooooowly to around 200, let it sit there for like five seconds, sending me into agony, then sloooooooooooowly deflate. I'm in so much pain I can barely stand it, then they wonder why my BP is elevated?? Is this the "new" training? If so, it's ridiculous, and someone needs to get a clue!
  6. by   sjc80
    "Eating the skin of a kiwi gives you cancer. I had a friend who always ate them and he got cancer."

    This coming from my mother-in-law who is a former nurse.
  7. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from babynurselsa
    no one smokes more than a half a pack a day..........

    no, 99.5 is a high fever for me because mine normally runs low......... some people do seem to run lower than others.

    i am having a seizure.....right now in fact......... there are many types of seizures, including some during which the patient is aware of the seizure, i believe.


    ooohhhh these contractions hurt soo ba......oooowwwww that iv hurts.....
    yes, iv's and contractions do hurt! why is this funny?
  8. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from goettin98
    "I don't know how my tox came back positive for cocaine, I didn't do any. I bet someone slipped me some at that party last night."

    Yeah. Cuz I hate when your nose just falls off into a pile of cocaine, idiot.
    Of course, there are always chain of custody issues possible.
  9. by   sharpeimom
    am having a seizure.....right now in fact......... there are many types of seizures, including some during which the patient is aware of the seizure, i believe

    why is this simple fact so hard for some people to grasp?

    i have had seizures following the rupture of an aneurysm at age 13 months. i have two types of seizures, neither of which involves the loss of consciousness. muscles contract in my face with one kind and i break out in a sweat and have right upper quad pain with the other. it all depends on what's causing the
    seizures and the part of the brain involved. my triggers are an elevated temp, hot muggy weather,
    electrical storms, alcohol, and being too tired.

    i have extra meds ordered so i can take an extra dose when i feel i need it. no big deal.
    i haven't had seizures for decades because i'm compliant, but $#@&, if i ever tell you i'm
    having a seizure, i am!
  10. by   RetRN77
    Quote from sharpeimom
    am having a seizure.....right now in fact......... there are many types of seizures, including some during which the patient is aware of the seizure, i believe

    why is this simple fact so hard for some people to grasp?

    i have had seizures following the rupture of an aneurysm at age 13 months. i have two types of seizures, neither of which involves the loss of consciousness. muscles contract in my face with one kind and i break out in a sweat and have right upper quad pain with the other. it all depends on what's causing the
    seizures and the part of the brain involved. my triggers are an elevated temp, hot muggy weather,
    electrical storms, alcohol, and being too tired.

    i have extra meds ordered so i can take an extra dose when i feel i need it. no big deal.
    i haven't had seizures for decades because i'm compliant, but $#@&, if i ever tell you i'm
    having a seizure, i am!
    indeed. my son has complex partial seizures after a tbi. most of the time, we can't even tell he is having them. he has to tell us. once we realized he'd been having a seizure, or was in the middle of one, when he was walking around the kitchen, trying to get milk from the fridge. he had a dazed look on his face, his speech was extremely blurry, and he was somewhat ataxic. oftentimes, he just is a little delayed in his response to questions. he has often said to me he is having a seizure. for him, it involves feeling as though there is a fan blowing air into his mouth and some other sensory issues. it's no joke.

    i used to work with a nurse on l&d who had no sympathy with patients in labor. she simply should have done anything besides nursing. she was technically very bright, but she had no compassion. when patients would moan with contractions and say that they hurt, she'd bark at them, "you should have thought of that before you became pregnant," as if pregnancy was a recompense for evil. didn't matter if they were married or not, but god help you if you weren't. worst nurse ever. i felt sorry for her patients, and often wished i worked the same shift as her so i could help protect and comfort them.
  11. by   cebuana_nurse
    "Eating food while standing up causes gas pains."

    "Please tell the nurse I need a pain pill (it's a 10), when you enter the room, they are so much in pain that they are dozed off and snoring."
  12. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from eriksoln
    "No, you dont understand. I'm not like the people in your books from school. You nurses want to categorize everyone. I'm am telling you, my doctor said my blood sugar should stay in the mid 300's. Whenever I go below that at all, I bottom out and end up in the hospital. Please, I'm the expert of my own body. Get me a regular Coke like I told you to. My blood sugar is only 270 and if I dont raise it up now, I'll become very ill and be in the ICU."
    You had that patient as well? My sympathies.

    I also had this gentleman - "I know I'm diabetic but I need regular Coke. If I have any artificial sweetner, my blood sugar drops to zero!" (Yes, I wanted to slip him a diet Coke just to see what happened!)

    And this lady - "My Dilantin is ordered 200 mg PO BID but I take it 200 mg QHS because that's what I'm supposed to do. Every time I come to the hospital, my Dilantin level ends up being low, so they put me on the BID schedule. Then I go back to the QHS when I go home."

    And of course..."Dilaudid IV makes me really nauseated but only if it's pushed slow. The faster it's pushed, the less nauseated I become. I still need my Phenergen though."
  13. by   RetRN77
    =retrn77;4623056]indeed. my son has complex partial seizures after a tbi. most of the time, we can't even tell he is having them. he has to tell us. once we realized he'd been having a seizure, or was in the middle of one, when he was walking around the kitchen, trying to get milk from the fridge. he had a dazed look on his face, his speech was extremely blurry, and he was somewhat ataxic.
    lol, i meant "slurred." should not post without sleep.

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