Friday, December 11, 2009

Funny Hospital Story

The doctors had let me sit up for the first time, and the nurse helped me into the chair. It felt really good after 24 hours of flat-on-back stuff.

They left me watching TV and I sat back to enjoy the moment. Only I forgot two very important things ...

One, the phone was on the OTHER side of the bed.
Two, I was wearing a hospital gown.

You're starting to see where this is leading, aren't you?
The phone rang. I stood up, reached over the bed ... and realized 'very important thing number two' . Oops.

I grabbed the phone (and the back of my hospital gown) and turned to the door, only to see my nurse walking by supporting a very old man. Oh no.

When she came back to my room I told her what happened, she said yes, she had noticed.
I asked her about the old man ...

She said (with a totally straight face - at first) "Oh he just looked at me and said ---



  1. GUFFAW! Oh, that is just TOOOoooo funny! I laughed when you first told me, and I'm giggling over it again just now. What a funny old man. (Grin) That nurse was just cracking up inside, I'm sure!

  2. Oh, and I just love that smiley face! (Teehee)

  3. Funny face...Funnier story...Yes if you have any dignity at all leave it home when you go to the hospital.
    Besides that old man is wrong...Sissy I know YOU just have to have a heart on you butt somewhere. LOL

  4. Yes, a miracle has occurred. Clytie, I am so happy for you. And to have a wonderful sister like Beth and baffled medical staff - there's just so much to be thankful for!

    You may wish to consider your close call a warning - and take seriously any recommendations to avoid a repeat of this experience.

    I am truly overjoyed at your recovery, Clytie.

  5. Oh wow, that is funny! I have a phobia of hospitals though, so at first when I started to read this I got scared. But I actually laughed at your story, I'm glad that there is atleast some humor in hospitals :)

  6. oh my gosh, thank you for the wonderful chuckle.
    Those gowns are just horribly hard to manage!

  7. Love the story!!

    Glad you're out of hospital and getting better.

  8. That is funny! I'm also glad you're out of the hospital and feeling better. Now, when is someone going to invent a better hospital gown?