Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tough On The Outside







A 37 year old male was taken to our trauma center for "car vs motorcycle." He was the person riding the motorcycle.

He had no complaints and didn't want to come to the hospital. He looked like a tough guy. EMS convinced him to come in since he wasn't wearing a helmet. He was about 6'2", red hair, and wearing all camo gear.

Part of going to a trauma center means you get stripped from head to toe while in the trauma bay. So the nurses took off his boots and cut off all his thick camo clothing....

And to our surprise, this tough guy had freshly shaven legs and a tiny pink and yellow woman's thong on! It was cold outside, but saying he had a little shrinkage was an understatement. It looked like he had a little acorn in his thong!

You definitely had to be there....but it was greatness.

ER Doc

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, that is funny.
What I can't imagine is - he has no complaints, says he isn't hurt. Why would the nurses CUT his clothing off - and why would he let them?

tracy said...
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Anonymous said...

He could have signed a refusal, yes? Guess he didn't understand his clothes would get cut off and he would get made fun of.....

Anonymous said...

I'm sure future patients everywhere will look forward to knowing that their undergarments and genitalia size will serve as a point for their doctors to ridicule on the internet.

Strong work there building that patient physician trust, doctor.

SerenityNowHospital said...

He was a legit trauma. Had a closed head injury. Lots of head injury patients think they are fine. His spine was immobilized so they cut off the pants

The rest of you guys are wayyyy to serious of people. Have a laugh and get a life

ER doc

ladyk73 said...

I was figuring he didn't want to go the hospital because of this frilly stuff

arzt4empfaenger said...

Anon #3 - come on, it's not like ER Doc left this entry on tough bikini guy's facebook page. Chill.

I thought it was funny. To each their own, I respect that, but it's a good post nonetheless. The crux is not in what strange fetish or habit you have (because that doesn't matter), but if you accidentally show off or not. Explains why he didn't really want to go into hospital.

med surg. RN soon to be a FNP said...

working in healthcare we never know what is behind the next door, :)

Webster said...

I am not anonymous #2, but I agree with him/her. This ER Doc is just about the rudest and meanest (behind your back) type of person I could never want to meet for my care after an emergency.

I really hope that wasn't an actual photo taken with the Doc's I-phone. Even of it is anonymous, it's just wrong.

Shash said...

You take your chances when you go to the ER. C'mon folks, we all set ourselves up for ridicule regularly and then we complain when we are ridiculed.

I agree with not making fun of genitalia or anything else the man cannot control but I find the discovery of a colorful thong hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Hey I've seen lil acorns grow in to a butter nut squash.

Anonymous said...

I had an ex-boyfriend who was an anesthesiologist. He used to come home after surgeries and tell me how beautiful his patient's breasts were. Totally creepy. Totally why he is an ex.

ERP said...

My Dad used to always say that (he is a nephrologist). "Don't ever wear women's underwear". I was like - "well duh, I wouldn't but why?" He would say, "you get into an accident and have to take them off in front of everyone in the ER". 20 years later I saw numerous people that learned that lesson the hard way.

Kipper said...

It may be uncomfortable knowing people saw you under those circumstances, but not being dead or debilitated by the head injury is pretty nice.

Anonymous said...

re"This ER Doc is just about the rudest and meanest".
If the doctor didn`t have a sense of humor, he wouldnt work in the emergency department for long.

Tex at weird nursing tales writes "Trying to get his 300 pound body out of the bathroom and onto the bed (because the ED doctor couldn't intubate on the floor) was, in hindsight, comedic. And a tragedy.
But calling in 'sick' your next 3 shifts?" blog February 8, 2011

Nurse K said...

Turn off your anon comments, Serenity Now. Make homies log in to comment. Will get rid of the annoying riffraff, sort of like playing opera music outside your restaurant downtown so the gangbangers stand across the street.

Anyway, as a real-life ER person myself, I can vouch for the fact that situations like this are really important to experience every once in awhile.

I don't have too many "big reveal" stories in clothes-cutting, but I did cut a shirt off a guy with a rather good boob job once. I guess he was in a weird stage of the MTF process or something, but he had a boob job and doods' clothes on.

Putting cardiac leads on a man's breasts is a weird experience...

Ellie said...

Anon@2/13 0857 - it's possible, in this job, to have respect for the person's humanity and to respect the variety of experience, and for us to not think less of our patients for crossdressing (not speaking for ER Doc here, but can speak for myself and my colleagues) - and to still have moments of humor from the sheer unexpectedness and incongruity when encountering a frilly thong under the camo gear.
It's not a dehumanizing thing - it's just a WTF moment, the equivalent of a Bugs Bunny SURPRISE!, in the middle of a busy shift.
And then the day goes on, and the patient gets the same excellent care as everyone else.
If you don't notice the exceptions in your day, you're doing a damned poor job.

Now... not wearing a damned HELMET... that'd get him a little talking to.