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[–] shitlady_of_rage 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

holy shit that sounds eventful, thank you for sharing!

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[–] con77 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I'll never forget the 600 lb. woman I and another nursing student were told to assist a CNA with. Cleaning her shitty fat ass and trying to change the sheets. She told the poor CNA that she had made a "boo boo" in the bed. It was worse than if a Clydesdale had shit the bed. That fukn CNA had nerves of steel. I rolled her around while the other student assisted the CNA trying to clean her. Getting clean sheets on the bed was almost impossible. We kept finding more shit. While this was going on she was loudly berating us saying that we werent being gentle. Then she, and this is not an exaggeration, got on the phone to the kitchen to bitch about the food. The bathroom was literally 8 ft. away and she couldnt drag her ENORMOUS shitty ass to the toilet or a shower. This was years ago. I take comfort in the fact that she is most assuredly dead now

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Shoulda just wheeled it outside and hosed it down.

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[–] Celtic_Queen 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Live like an animal, be treated as one!

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[–] 5000calandadietcoke 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Someone get the power washer.

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[–] GreffeduFoie 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

God, even I tried to make it to the bathroom when I was sick and had C-diff. (made it to the bathroom but not the toilet, mostly) I felt bad having to use a bedpan when I was C-diff ridden and wasted away to 69lbs with a damned NJ tube. (when they started it my intestines were 'off' so it just ran through for a while) I can't imagine shitting the bed and not even attempting to apologize or clean it up. Closest I came was when they were giving me lactulose enemas while I was in a hepatoencephalitic coma.

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[–] SoYoungSoFat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As someone who suffered from Cdiff for months, you have my sympathies! That nasty bug is awful, worst time of my life. I never took an antibiotic again after that experience. Did you catch it in a hospital or outside? What treatment worked for you in the end?

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[–] mmmmdonuts 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Damn, you're tough.

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[–] fabulousalpaca 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Getting clean sheets on the bed was almost impossible. We kept finding more shit.

That's the worst part of the job. You think you're done but- oh, look, more shit. Grreaat...

You're a champ.

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[–] Pinkmushroomlover 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Was this in Florida? I had the same experience when I was a nursing student OMG.

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[–] con77 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Bayfront hospital. Jen?

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[–] SeethingHatred 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"My fist obese as a student paramedic"

I had to read that a couple of times.. you fist obese... wait what?

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[–] jennyanydots817 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Think it was supposed to be "first".

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[–] SeethingHatred 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, I got that, just took me a couple of times... it's really hot here and I may have been drinking quite a bit.

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[–] projection [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, sorry about that. I don't know how to edit the post.

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[–] BeetJuice 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That isn't even the weirdest part of his story.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I am morbidly curious about fecal vomiting, but too scared that it is exactly what it sounds like to go look it up.

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[–] HootersMcBoobies 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Makes me think of the South Park episode where they stick food up their asses and shit out their mouths.

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[–] upsidedownbackwards 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's bad. It's when your body can't put poop out the butt, so when things get overfull and start rotting your body knows this is a bad thing and everything backs out your mouth.

My mother had crohn's disease and was an alcoholic. She let things get too bad a few times.

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[–] Fllmia 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's amazing how many failsafes the body has to deal with rare and scary situations most people never have the horror of encountering. Fats choose them as a "lifestyle".

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[–] c_i_c_o 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pretty much what it says on the tin.

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[–] geese 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Don't think there's much room for interpretation in that phrase.

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[–] SeethingHatred 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Stories like this NEED to be shown to all aspiring paramedics, doctors and nurses BEFORE they sign up for uni degrees. This is unfortunately only going to get more and more common as time goes on.

So, 2003... did you continue as a paramedic?

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[–] AddictedToBadIdeas 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I really feel like nurses are going to see a huge pay gap between fat and fit nurses. In fact a fit male nurse should be able to negotiate something like 50k more a year and likely better vacation and benefits, simply for being able to move whales.

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[–] l23r 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Let the fat nurses lift the fatties. Why should slim and fit people fuck up their backs? And I thought fat people were strong cause they have big muscles and because HAES

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[–] SeethingHatred 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They'd never allow it as that would be seen as discrimination. The nurses lifting those things should get danger pay at the very least.

I am sure they'll just purchase hydraulic lifters to do the job.

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[–] french_runner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

These are already such difficult jobs...

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[–] SeethingHatred 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Nothing but respect for those that take them to help people but 2 out of the 3 pay like crap and you have to deal with fat disgusting monstrosities... yeah I'll give that a pass.

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[–] projection [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, for exactly two years before becoming a firefighter. I could never say that I enjoyed the job because (like the police) paramedics spend 98% of their time with the 2% of the population that others don't get to see.
Fear of infection and passing it onto my family pushed me out. In Australia (whilst I was a para), the patients right to privacy meant their medical information would be strictly restricted. It was the thoughtful and kind nurses (bless their hearts) who would quietly let us know that our patient was a viral death trap. The patient themselves would literally cough in your face without a second thought. I felt sorry for the older guys who had to stay in for one reason or another - they ALL looked affected in some way. I often think still today, how bloody fortunate in life I am not to be doing that job anymore.

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[–] 7FootCleaningWand 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Healthy at every size, my friends.

Healthy at every fucking size.

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[–] Not-a-goat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder if they mention "vomiting shit" in the HAES side effect list.

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[–] SeethingHatred 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

With the amount of shit that is typically flying out of their mouths already, I think they'd hardly notice.

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[–] DLmorethanu 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ha... "Activist".

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[–] lockedinlace 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have a really strong stomach for reading about bodily fluids, so I was okay reading your post. But facing it is a different story... I have so much respect for medical professionals now. You guys deal with the stuff that I would have shrieked at and ran away from.

eta: added "fluids" after bodily

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