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

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  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    My dad was staking out some pea plants, when he bent down to pull a weed and got the stake right in his eye.
    He had months of repeat visits to the eye specialist. We were very worried but thankfully no long term damage.

    He also did the classic error of unjamming a clogged lawn mower whilst it was still plugged in. Resulting in severed tendons in his fingers. He was home alone and drove himself to hospital with his hand in a tea towel. He is in his 70s now with a claw hand.
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  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Oh, I'd forgotten a trip to A&E for a similar injury ...

  3. winjim

    winjim Iron pony

    Skip to 17 minutes...

  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    A serious one, not mine but a guy personally known to me and it just goes to show how life changes in a split second.
    I was an engineering buyer in a former job and met plenty of folk, one in particular we did regular business and got on well. I'd always noticed he was heavily scarred on one side of his neck, jaw and probably his shoulder downwards.
    I asked him one day...if you dont mind me asking, what happened there......
    'No idea...seriously, no idea, I woke up in intensive car'

    He explained further, hed been driving on the A1 and a car obviously came across the central reservation and piled into him, he never saw it, felt it...bang, and unconcious.

    They were heavy scars, he must have spent some time in hospital.
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    My poor old dad, gone now bless him, was completely blind from 65 to 84. In his late 70s he'd leant over the edge of the settee to pick something up and rammed his eye into a potted plant steak.
    Christ knows, things used to shock him quite easily, he didn't have visual warning of impending danger. His eyeball was blood red for weeks.
  6. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    My hospital consultant friend told me a few of the funny ones, my favourite being the guy who turned up convinced he had severe jaundice and was going to die when what had actually happened was that he had mistakenly applied what he thought was suntan lotion but it was actually his daughter's fake tan...
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Usual reason for being there, A&E. And as was normal at the time they kept me in to keep an eye on me.

    I'd a minor one whilst there, result being that the left arm was hanging down. Goes an "odd colour" if it's colder. Doctor doing the rounds, checking on who's where and why. Enters the cubicle, saw the arm hanging down(odd colour), calls out to a nurse whilst moving my arm back up and pulling the sheet over the head. At this point, I moved, making him move quicker.

    Don't know who was more put out me or him, when "the body" tried to sit up.
  8. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Massachusetts, USA
    I've posted this before but it's my only good ER story :smile:

    A couple of years ago I was a bit off colour and was in the ER, and ended up having to get a spinal, or spinals as the case was as.
    First doctor in has about 3 attempts and my right leg is getting really uncomfortable as the needle must keep hitting the around the same nerves. Anyway, after the 3rd attempt he tells me he's going to call in a physician who is known for his spinal tap expertise. He comes in, fails at the first attempt, and then I hear the immortal words (without any attempt to not let me hear, mind you): "We're going to need a bigger needle" accompanied with some short sharp intakes of breath. Well, yet another couple of attempts later, he's finally successful, but then I hear: "mmm....oh...come and look at this.... I've never seen this before!". I could have done without hearing all of that.....

    At the time not so funny, but now a couple of years later I do find it amusing in a dark humourous sort of way.
  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I had made it through A&E and had been installed in a ward just in time for the consultant's round. He got into some small talk with me, picked up my medical info, read it and stopped mid-sentence. He swivelled to face the nurses' station at the end of the ward and barked out "WHY ISN'T COLIN ON RAT POISON YET!" :eek: :whistle:
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Oh, I forgot my 'pregnancy test'!

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  11. AndreaJ

    AndreaJ Well-Known Member

    Not quite A&E but still involves doctors, I am a veterinary nurse and our practice shares a car park with a doctors surgery. The doctors is slightly hidden round the corner of the car park which confuses some people, one of the local “characters “ came marching in one day loudly demanding to see a doctor NOW and wasn’t leaving until he had seen one, we let him carry on with his rant and he sat down to wait. Slowly it dawned on him where he was and he declined our offer of treatment He did apologise for the rant and left much happier than when he arrived.
  12. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Wagging his tail?
  13. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    One winter Sunday morning I'd fone for a ride on my hybrid and on the way home I came round a bend to be met with slippery, down I went, wrenching my little finger, I felt a tearing sensation so knew it was moderately bad. Got home, put dinner on the back burner and down to A&E. Wife came with me, went through triage, into a treatment room and nurse told me it was a dislocated finger...we'll give you some gas and air and just pull it out.....
    My wife went whiter than i did....sod that she said, I'm not watching up, abandoned me and waited outside :laugh:

    Yeah, thanks :okay:
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  14. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Telling him you were only doing castrations that morning probably did the trick
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  15. AndreaJ

    AndreaJ Well-Known Member

    That’s more or less what we told him, maybe with a bit more gory detail though
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