Musings of a Nurse (my work life)

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Unsure if it was just a joke she used to tell or a legit story but my mother told me about a patient who she had to carefully explain that it was pronounced anlˈjēzik, not ˈānl jēzik and that the pills worked better when taken orally.
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Xenophon wrote:
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:24 pm
Unsure if it was just a joke she used to tell or a legit story but my mother told me about a patient who she had to carefully explain that it was pronounced anlˈjēzik, not ˈānl jēzik and that the pills worked better when taken orally.
LOL. I love the way patients sometimes pronounce medical terms or medication names. Just make me grin and want to hug them.
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My coworker nurse had a patient come in with like a thousand staples in his urinary catheter bag. I never figure that one out except to wonder if it was so it would fit better into his pants leg.

About a year ago, I had to tell my nurse coworker about the pickle factory. Every now and then as a nurse, you run across a patient you need for your fellow nurse to take the call or do something for the patient because a patient crosses the line a bit. I asked her to please call the patient back. Had to explain after I blurted out I couldn’t deal with the little pickle factory.

Ya’ll stop me if I need to stop.
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msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:38 am
My coworker nurse had a patient come in with like a thousand staples in his urinary catheter bag. I never figure that one out except to wonder if it was so it would fit better into his pants leg.

About a year ago, I had to tell my nurse coworker about the pickle factory. Every now and then as a nurse, you run across a patient you need for your fellow nurse to take the call or do something for the patient because a patient crosses the line a bit. I asked her to please call the patient back. Had to explain after I blurted out I couldn’t deal with the little pickle factory.

Ya’ll stop me if I need to stop.
Do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and an oral one?
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Father Francis wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:48 am
msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:38 am
My coworker nurse had a patient come in with like a thousand staples in his urinary catheter bag. I never figure that one out except to wonder if it was so it would fit better into his pants leg.

About a year ago, I had to tell my nurse coworker about the pickle factory. Every now and then as a nurse, you run across a patient you need for your fellow nurse to take the call or do something for the patient because a patient crosses the line a bit. I asked her to please call the patient back. Had to explain after I blurted out I couldn’t deal with the little pickle factory.

Ya’ll stop me if I need to stop.
Do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and an oral one?
Why do I get the feeling I’ve heard this before? What’s the difference?
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msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:21 am
Father Francis wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:48 am


Do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and an oral one?
Why do I get the feeling I’ve heard this before? What’s the difference?
Medical training must not be as rigorous as I thought. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Xenophon wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:44 am
msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:21 am


Why do I get the feeling I’ve heard this before? What’s the difference?
Medical training must not be as rigorous as I thought. :shock: :shock: :shock:
I thought you were telling us a joke. My bad!
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msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:21 am
Father Francis wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:48 am


Do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and an oral one?
Why do I get the feeling I’ve heard this before? What’s the difference?
The flavor
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Father Francis wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:24 pm
msnobody wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:21 am


Why do I get the feeling I’ve heard this before? What’s the difference?
The flavor
Ewww! I’m a nurse so I can hear your joke and go on eating my lunch! 😝
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I hate to tell you, but you’re not going to get back to your hot 20 year old body by taking Ozempic without making some lifestyle changes.
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