Thursday, May 20, 2010

Forget about the clean underwear....

Have you ever heard that one? Wear clean underwear.
You know just in case
you got into an accident and ended up in the ER....
(how about just wearing clean undies just cause it's a good PR?)
forget about that one.

IF you are going to come to the ER for an emergency ingrown toenail that you have had for six years you should be well aware that the nurse will ask you to take off your shoes.
Would it have been too much to ask that you wash those offending feet?

I pride myself on the awesome ability to handle smells and act like nothing unusual is taking place.
HONEY you had my eyes watering!
In all of my born days I have NEVER had such a PAINFUL experience.
For the love of all that is holy............WASH YOUR STINKY FEET!!!!

Oh, ya, you didn't have an ingrown toenail!

32 comments:

Julie Harward said...

LOL...I could NEVER do what you do! I would carry a tiny bottle of Fabreeze in my pocket and say I needed to apply this first! But it sounds like this wouldn't have helped either! :D

Cherie said...

Sick! Oh Yuck!! I don't know how you do it sometimes.

We were talking about the underwear thing the other day at work and decided that it didn't matter if you wore clean underwear or not because if you got in an accident you probably lose your bowels/bladder anyway from impact or being terrified!

I also think in general people should WASH - Yes please Wash your feet, your body, your hair...Please for the sake of all humanity and especially nurses :D

gigi said...

YES!!! Are you kidding, my mama said it all my life and still says it!! Be sure you have on clean underwear!!! I don't thnk those would be called "Jiffy Feet" maybe the devil's feet from hell!

Kristina P. said...

WE deal with stinky teenage boys all day. Blech.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

The trick is to have really bad allergies that render your sense of smell immune. I don't remember the last time I smelled anything.

Scrappy Girl said...

Oh my! You brave girl.

Scrappy Girl said...

My post today was about undies too...lol. Great minds think alike!

Life is good! said...

oh how i hate stink! i don't care what part of the body it comes from. you are a trooper!

M-Cat said...

I can only imagine the crap you see.

So if no ingrown toenail, pray tell, what was it?

And my latest trick for offensive odors that I can't get away from? Like the redhead at the gym? I little Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer under my nose. Keeps me smelling something good for a little while.

Mumsy said...

You are WAY under paid and under appreciated! It takes someone very special to do your kind of work.

Do you ever have a day that you get to work with out gagging a few times?

Extra special hugs for you dear lady!

Braden said...

And after all that he didn't even have a real ingrown toenail? That is insult and injury. Sorry.

Kimmie said...

Thanks for the laugh Tauna!!

I had a moment myself this week, where one of our neighbor kids came over to play and they were playing nicely outside, until it started to rain.

They came in the house and proceeded to play and I came to check on them to see how they were doing. When I entered the room they were in I had the worst "dry heaves" from the smell of our neighbors feet along with the smell of grimy little boys that haven't taken a bath for a few days.

I quickly got them interested in an activity in the garage so I could Lysol the room they were in. I have never smelled a worse smell.

I told Tracy about it and he said that in my nice Kimmie voice the next time he is over and not smelling too swell, to say "Hey, I think someone smells like they need to take a bath" and of course, I answered there is no way I could say something like that to that little boy.

Anywho, you are a trooper and I have seriously been thinking that once we get our debt paid off the in the next 3-4 years, that I want to go back to school and get my nursing degree, like my grandma.

I guess between now and then I will have to learn to have a tolerance for smells!!

Thanks for always making me smile! Love, Kimmie

Just Breathe said...

I believe that every part of the body should be clean each day. But I am sitting here thinking that I am in my PJ's until at least 1 or 3pm each day. What if I have an emergency. I am thinking that I should start my day with a very early shower! But then what if I stick by the end of the day!! Should I shower twice a day :)
Help!

Mary Z said...

I have rid my brain of the smells in the ER. Thanks for reminding me.

Connie said...

An emergency ingrown toe nailectomy! Are people really that strange! I think you should write a book! It would be a best seller!

If that person's feet were so smelly, makes you wonder if the underwear was even clean! Glad you didn't have to check that!

JoAnn said...

Soooooo --- couldn't ya wear one of those surgical mask thingies and spray the crap out of it with perfume? (I used to put perfume up my nostrils in France.... they've got some serious B.O. over yonder).

OK -- if it wasn't an ingrown, I wonder if "patient extraordinaire" just wanted a little pedi from you hot ER NOTY-ies.

Hmmmm.... just send 'em over to the beauty college for a $17 spa pedi next time. :)

wendy said...

I'd puke. I have a really weak stomach.
I love CLEAN.

wash up them parts everyone

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

You poor woman. I bow in repsect to your strong stomach.

Maybe you could rub something strong under your nose to help block it out.

Like vicks vapor rub! :D

LKP said...

Can we please add to this PSA that people with teeth (real or fake...with braces or naked) should also BRUSH THEIR TEETH?! Especially when they are going to see their DENTIST or ORTHODONTIST THAT DAY?!?!?!?! I just about lost my lunch over a patient yesterday. Sat them in the chair, placed their safety glasses, laid them back, had them open so I could untie their wire, and HOLY CANOLI! I just about ralphed all over them cause it looked like a combination of paste & cottage cheese COATED THEIR BRACES & TEETH & GUMS & TONGUE!!!! For a moment I was thinking, "whatta we got thrush here?!" No, the kid just doesn't like to brush his teeth! HOLY CRAP, IF I EVER WANTED TO SMACK A PATIENT IN MY LIFE, THAT WAS THE MOMENT!

LKP said...

P.S.
Your mouth should NEVER smell like something crawled in there & died, btw. If it smells like that, something is seriously wrong & your mouth is trying to tell you that! Needed to add that disclaimer as well.

Yvonne said...

Smelly feet and bad breath--can't handle either. I will be sure and remind my children about the smelly feet (I've told them over and over about the clean underwear ; )

Debbie said...

One of my son's feet smell so horrible. I sneak his shoes outside and febreeze them all the time:)

Valerie said...

I found your blog from Yvonne's. You crack me up!! This is a funny post!!

T said...

I was a dental assistant... can I just tell you it always amazed me that patients would come for their appointments and OBVIOUSLY had not brushed since the last one (6 months prior)... ewww...

April said...

I am gagging just thinking about it....why.....why?

Brenda said...

NASTY!!! I can't believe he came to the ER for a "ingrown toenail" and didn't even wash his feet...YUCK!!!

Love your temple story! Great experience! I sure love reading your blog.

Dream Weaver Family said...

OH.....and to think you offered me
things when I got to work, to discharge THAT patient, what kind of friend are you?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Don't some people just have stinky feet EVEN if they shower everyday? Cause my hubs does... just sayin.

But yea, that would not be fun.

You go girl for being able to handle smells, I cannot!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh - how awful!!! So what was his problem if it wasn't an ingrown nail???

All the blood and guts would have me puking and all the sad stories would have me bawling. Sick or hurt kids would be the worst. Nope, I'm not cut out to be a nurse!!!!

Valerie said...

Oh no!! I do not envy you.

Gina said...

oh dear! you crack me up! THAT is why I stayed OUT of the health profession.

Laura Lynn said...

LOL! That was too funny!