I've got a few because it's my coping mechanism.
I donated my liver to my dad and in the 'pregame' tests the liver doctor is explaining the procedure and going through everything and explaining that I can back out at any time he says, do you have any questions for me? Yeah doc, I was thinking about it and my dad is 60 and I am 30 so my liver that has less wear and tear than his. I'm wondering if it might be a shock to his system and maybe I should go binge drinking to try and close the gap. Surgeon frantically: NO NO, you don't want to do that.
My dad one time asked me if I still wanted to donate, I told him the way I look at it, you made it, I've just been renting it for 30 years.
Getting ready for surgery I was wheeled into a large room for anesthesia. I was the first one in there for the day and there was an older (maybe 55) nurse walking around doing things and it was silent and a little tense. She walks by my bed and says, "Oh, I see you're finally getting your ovaries removed". I thought it was a shaky limb to go out on but appreciated the hard laugh.
When I first woke up from the surgery I was barely coherent and I remember a couple of nurses putting me up on my side to wash away the iodine, etc. The only thing I remember beyond being on my side was saying, "wow, getting a bath from a few women isn't as enjoyable as I thought it would be." I'm sure they hear all sorts of crazy things in that situation.
Ok Emily, what exactly IS a rumpus. I assume it is the same as the caboose.
Lol @ emily's story. All of your stories are funny :D I have a couple. When i got my defibrillator implanted I was about 20, and they were putting me under for the surgery, i just wouldn't pass out. I guess i was nervous, because i had never had surgery before where i was put under. So i passed out for like a second, and then woke up again. The nurse was holding my hand and i was thinking but i totally didn't mean to say it out loud. And i said "Am I gonna be able to have sex after this?" She said "Let's not worry about that right now, go to sleep." But i know she totally wanted to laugh. lol.
After my transplant, I had a friend ask me, so you got a real heart right? I was like yeah it's not mechanical. They said "Is it a human heart?" I laughed and said "No, it's an alien heart." =)
Ok, last one. I was recently having a papsmear and breast exam done and while my male doctor was doing the breast exam he was asking me about my b/f.... Awkward :/
If i can think of anymore I will post them :)
Dave: Thanks for posting this forum, I have been spending sometime on another discussion form, (which shall remain unamed). It was just toooooo depressing. I have always used humor to keep my sanity throughout my entire dialysis/transplant expereince. I kept a journal about this experience, hopefully and can pick out a good one to post...Stay Well.......
My live liver transplant experience was crazy because of doing it in Taiwan. In the ICU, they had a two way TV system for family to 'visit'. I'd just started eating and was ravenous. I was taking cell cept and had to fast for two hours. So my daughter comes on the screen about 15 minutes before my fast begins, and I'm shoveling yogurt down non-stop. She is in hysterics and I'm trying to talk and eat at the same time.
We still laugh about it.