Your A&E visits......funny or serious

Not really funny or serious, but in 1988(I have a good memory for years) I was actually working at a local hospital painting and decorating. While painting a ceiling with eggshell paint I got a big blob of the stuff in my eye. I made my way to the A&E dept' of the same hospital. A nurse got the paint out by using a cotton bud dipped in butter. For some reason the butter broke the paint down and made it stick to the cotton bud. Have any of you heard of this being done before?
 

Tail End Charlie

Well, write it down boy ......
Location
Altrincham
I heard a story once, don't know how true it is. I suspect likely not, but an eye watering tale.

Late one night a guy comes in from ambo, naked, covered in blood, with his nadger hanging on by a thread of flesh.

About half an hour later his girlfriend presents herself at A and E with some very nasty facial bruising.

The story goes that she had been, erm, trying to inflate the autopilot, when she had some kind of fit and her teeth clamped down hard. Chappie was unsurprisingly a little surprised, and in not a little bit of pain, was desperately trying to get her off...
Reminds me of John Wayne Bobbitt (the chap whose wife cut off his manhood and threw it out of the car window, (which was no less than he deserved)).
During the subsequent trial, someone composed the "ballad of John Wayne Bobbitt" a sort of country and western, the only line from which I remember is when his wife addresses the judge as follows:-
"Now John Wayne says I done him wrong, he says he was bereft,
But Judge I tell you I took that thing
And it was only petty theft!"
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Twice with a similar issue whilst being treated in the same A&E, six years apart.

An adverse reaction to Lignocaine, stopped the heart. The first time, a foreign doctor finishing what I'd managed to start, fingernail removal. A feeling that something was wrong,
me, "I'm going"
him, "you no go..."
The next thing I've him on top of me, sweat dripping off his face. And two nurses pulling something in, in a hurry on wheels through the door.

Six years later, having slipped on ice and split the head open. I got myself to A&E via a taxi late at night. Taxi driver drove off with the change from a £20.

The usual wait followed, meaning it was the early hours of the following morning when seen. Asked the nurse what was she using. "Something to numb...". I came to, in the corridor on the floor, with a pair of legs at my head and another doctor astride me sweating. And the head glued to the floor.

They'd not checked allergies the second time. But it's an A&E and their records were seperate from the main records. Spent the rest of the morning in, under observation.
 

Hicky

Veteran
Not really funny or serious, but in 1988(I have a good memory for years) I was actually working at a local hospital painting and decorating. While painting a ceiling with eggshell paint I got a big blob of the stuff in my eye. I made my way to the A&E dept' of the same hospital. A nurse got the paint out by using a cotton bud dipped in butter. For some reason the butter broke the paint down and made it stick to the cotton bud. Have any of you heard of this being done before?
A&E for a blob of paint in your eye? Seriously?
 

Hicky

Veteran
Ms an A&E nurse, a month or so ago spent over an hour repeatedly chasing down a woman who stripped off every time she was left unattended....I hasten to add she helped her dress herself. No idea why and I didn’t ask as she can’t take about details. I thought it was very amusing...
 

postman

Legendary Member
Location
Meanwood ,Leeds
So i had been out for a bike ride.My lunch that day was fish and chips plus a fish cake,plus a double Mars bar and a large bottle of cola.Next day in church i got sort of indigestion and chest pains.So bad i went to sit in prayer room.Well it got worse as the afternoon wore on.So after a phone call for advice i was taken to hospital.I was put on an observation ward.
I was asked to put a little pill under my tongue then settle down for the night.As the pill slowly dissolved i began to feel lightheaded and woozy.Curtains had been pulled around my bed.I sat up sort of on one elbow and pulled the curtain back slightly to seek advice from the only Nurse.I remember saying to her i don't feel well.I then collapsed.
The next thing i see is two porters top and bottom of the bed,the nurse a sister two doctors one asking Mr Mee can you spit the tablet out if there is any left.I was then rushed to an icu bed for two days.I had Pericarditis.I have no idea what the pill was,i suspect it was a blood pressure pill that did it's work too well.Not a funny story but the only time i have ever been worried about a hospital visit.
 
A&E for a blob of paint in your eye? Seriously?
I don't know if it is now, but in those days eggshell paint was oil not water based. You do know that oil in the eye isn't something to be taken lightly don't you? What would you have done? Washed it out with a gallon of turps maybe.

No, not seriously, it's another accanory, surprised anyone falls for this shoot.
I said I had a blob of paint in my eye, not an axe buried in my head. These things happen.
 
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raleighnut

Guru
Location
On 3 Wheels
Ms an A&E nurse, a month or so ago spent over an hour repeatedly chasing down a woman who stripped off every time she was left unattended....I hasten to add she helped her dress herself. No idea why and I didn’t ask as she can’t take about details. I thought it was very amusing...
:eek:
 

Hicky

Veteran
I said I had a blob of paint in my eye, not an axe buried in my head. These things happen.
These things do happen and in my opinion A&E isn’t the place for this, The key to first aid is self aid primarily.
Unfortunately the dept is littered with people who rockup with minor ailments then wonder why they wait so long when they’re not prioritised and kick up a fuss.
 
These things do happen and in my opinion A&E isn’t the place for this, The key to first aid is self aid primarily.
Unfortunately the dept is littered with people who rockup with minor ailments then wonder why they wait so long when they’re not prioritised and kick up a fuss.
Getting a blob of paint in the eye is an accidental thing. Therefore one must make one's way to the Accident and Emergency Department if the problem in not self treatable. There's a clue in the title Accident and Emergency. Seriously, how would someone be able to get oil based paint out of their eye safely? If it was water based you could flush it out with tap water maybe, but water doesn't shift oil. So please tell me how you would've got the paint out if it was your eye.
 

iandg

Legendary Member
I think this is the sum of my A&E visits (all were cycling injuries):

Halesowen cycle track - bounced off the perimeter fence, concussion
West Bromwich railway station - bounced off a bus, concussion
Cannock Chase MTB race - bounced off a tree, concussion
Stafford front mudguard broke and locked the wheel - over the bars and bounced off the tarmac, concussion
Stornoway Manor Roundabout diesel on road - bounced off the tarmac, concussion
 
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DCBassman

Veteran
Location
Ten Forward
I think this is the sum of my A&E visits (all were cycling injuries):

Halesowen cycle track - bounced off the perimeter fence, concussion
West Bromwich railway station - bounced off a bus, concussion
Cannock Chase MTB race - bounced off a tree, concussion
Stafford front mudguard broke and locked the wheel - over the bars and bounced off the tarmac, concussion
Stornoway Manor Roundabout diesel on road - bounced off the tarmac, concussion
That's a *lot* of concussion! Ouch!
 
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