Friday joke - WARNING - contains swearing.

Mrs Trellis

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Top tip for people going to the Grand National at Aintree today...
Always keep an eye on your handbags and wallets because it's full of scousers!


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I didn't know you could get an operation for it. Tony told me I just needed to buy more elbow pads...:cautious:


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Also known as olecranon bursitis, in case anyone feels the urge to Google it.

I honestly thought the surgeon was having a joke at first but he wasn't. This incident happened shortly before the new millennium (i.e. a long time ago) so hopefully that surgeon has retired by now. To be fair, he did do a good job once we managed to agree on which body part actually required attention!


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One of my sheep struggled to give birth in the recent cold weather and ended up n ICU

( there is a joke in there somewhere. I'm working on it!)


(Not really a joke but) that reminds me of when I went in for an operation for caver's elbow and when the surgeon came to see me shortly before being anaesthetised he asked me which knee it was.

I kid you not . . . .
I went to hospital for surgery on trapped nerves in my wrist and arm. In the anaesthetic room I received a friendly, social greeting, which included "where did you work? I answered "here" (I worked in Nurse Education). The "fun" started when a medical student tried to insert a venflon into a vein in the back of my hand. It took many attempts and the anaesthetist looked at me apologetically - I replied with a "he has to learn somewhere" look. Next the student was asked to point out the site for the nerve block injection, on a computer screen, using ultrasound. When he said "is that it" and the anaesthetist said "no - that's the clavicle" I was ready to say "turn the screen around and I will show him".
Nerve block administered and the anaesthetist explained that there was an area under the upper arm that the nerve block did not reach and asked if I would like a local anaesthetic there. "Yes please" I said. Injection being given and the anaesthetist turned to his assistance and said "Haemorrhaging - badly". After a suitable pause, while I thought "what now?" he said "it's a wind up - you shouldn't have said you worked here". That was all friendly banter and fine by me.
After that - lying on the operating table, watching the action in the reflection in the big light, thinking "its about time this was over", I heard the surgeon send for the Consultant who was working in the adjacent theatre. He arrived and the surgeon stated what operation she was doing and added "but I cannot find the nerve". More discussion then "is that it" "no that's the bicep". Well - there I was looking at an arm that did not belong to me (a very strange feeling) and with nowhere to go. The Consultant said that I had unusual anatomy and asked if I had ever broken my arm - "no but I dislocated it when I was very young". Cause found, operation proceeded with, elbow and wrist.
That hand clinic is world famous and deservedly so. Some light hearted interludes and some concerns on that day but the care I received, throughout, was first class.