Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Would you like a pre-op dear?

I experienced a 'full moon' type morning at the hospital yesterday as one eccentric patient after another appeared at the desk. It was as though they had lined up to torment me in turn.

I reported this to my coordinator over lunch enjoying a good laugh as the other volunteers present joined in with their own 'full moon' patient experiences. Then the coordinator trumped us all with an experience of her own.

When working in another area, the coordinator was called to a ward by nurses seeking her resolution of a problem with a patient. She arrived to find a female patient being prepared for her medical procedure and an agitated husband by her side. He wanted to have sex with his wife in the hospital bed before she was wheeled off to theatre and was incensed that the nurses were telling him this was not acceptable.

I'm afraid none of us could top that experience.


  1. Was he hoping for one last ride just in case she didn't make it back from surgery alive? That story is a winner for sure!

  2. I can't believe he actually asked the nurses weather that was possible!

  3. Kezza - yep we couldn't beat it.

    Evol - I suppose nothing should surprise anymore.

  4. Before she was wheeled off to "theatre"? That would indeed be hard to top!

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