OMG this is the funniest stuff I think I have ever heard/read. God bless all of you in the medical field! I'm so happy to see you have a place to vent to help keep your sanity. I have a couple little stories that you may or may not find humorous, from the "customer" side of things. This isn't ED, but gyn surgery, but this appears to be the place to post funnies.
I am 36yo F, who recently had total hysterectomy w/ many adhesions removed. I'm thrilled that the staff spoke to me as if I was a nutjob for crying as I'm being wheeled in to anasthesia. (36 yo f w/ no kids about to have hyst...HELLO.)
Wake up to my 3-ring-notebook-chart thrown precisely onto my abdominal incision during transport. Ok, maybe it wasn't thrown, but it sure felt like it. Then after I'm moved onto my bed, as I'm trying to see name of person who did this, she turns her badge around so I can't see her name, saying "I thought you were mad at me". YA THINK? Just give me my morphine & run & thank your lucky stars I'm in too much pain to hunt you down.
Next morning....I still don't know if they left my ovaries & really hope I don't have to start menopause. Doc comes in & asks ME, "did we leave your ovaries?" Funny now, notsomuch then.
This is from a woman on a hysterectomy board thread about funny things we did while in the hospital. I guess she got some pre-anasthesia cocktail to calm her down. Long story short, she hid a lighter in her vagina (found by doc in surgery) because she was convinced staff would take her cigs & lighters.
Last edited by thnx4laughs; 09-09-2006 at 12:15 PM.
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