Friday, October 15, 2010

The Ten Grossest Stories... Ever?

Today I realized just how much nursing has desensitized me because I was looking forward to being shaken and revolted to my core by reading these stories. Instead, I just chuckled and shook my head as I was reminded of shifts past. But I hope these manage to offend and sicken you :) And if you have stories that can outgross these, tell me!

10 of the Grossest Stories You'll Ever Read

10 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Never saw this personally, but I heard a story about a guy who developed a case of fournier's from shaving his 'nads, and had to have a neo-scrotum surgically reconstructed, obviously after extensive debridement.

Jackie said...

sitting here LAUGHING!!! at this article... weird? why yes

shrtstormtrooper said...

Man, I read half of this article, made a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and then kept reading. All in a day's work.

minimedic said...

I laughed.

I don't have any pictures, but I did have a patient who had some type of squamous cell cancer that literally ate a hole in his neck.

Did I mention he was still very much alive and breathing?

You could see the windpipe moving. It was awesome.

Anonymous said...

read it while eating breakfast... nothing to gross me out there.

shrimplate said...

A wound-care nurse was with a nursing student and they were working on a patient's abdominal wound that was grossly dehisced.

The floor nurse came in to give the patient his pills. One of the pills fell into the wide-open abdominal wound. The floor nurse picked it out and proceeded to give it to the patient.

Halie said...

I guess this is proof that I just work for a nursing magazine. I was GROSSED out!!! But also laughed my butt off.

Anonymous said...

Those weren't bad - there's a thread on Allnurses.com that has thousands of gross stories. Some of them made me gag. I can't eat while reading them, and generally I have a cast-iron stomach.

I love them.

Anonymous said...

I'm not in the medical profession, and I gotta say, I was kind of disappointed in the stories. I was anticipating disgust and maybe a couple nightmares, and all I could think was "That's it?" I actually thought they were pretty hilarious (...sorry?)!
I do have a couple of (not serious) health issues, so I'm not naive to health mishaps, but still! You'd think they could have picked some really icky stuff. :(

Anonymous said...

Maybe I should have gone into medicine - nothing in there that I couldn't have read while eating.