Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Please [don't] pass the potatoes...

So, my friend's husband is an O.R. tech at a local hospital. She and I got talking about my upcoming surgery and then the topic came up about strange surgeries her husband has had to help out on. Now, of course, for privacy reasons no actual names were mentioned. Although, the story of "potato lady" has to be shared with you all...

Apparently, this woman showed up in the ER. She had shoved a potato up her hoo-ha because she read somewhere that putting a potato up there would help her get pregnant. Now, as an infertile myself, I understand desperation. But a potato up my hoo-ha?? Um, NO THANK YOU. I guess the potato was up there for weeks and it started rotting inside her and the pain made her go to the ER. They had to operate to get it out and they had to perform a hysterectomy. Oh, the irony....

True story.

I bet you'll never look at a potato the same way again.

5 comments:

amiracle4us said...

oh the hospital stories!! My favorite was a patient shoved a sample bottle of perfume up her va-jay-jay to 'always smell fresh and clean'. Hmmmm all that does is land you in the ICU and the OR!!!

L said...

Oh my! There are really no words....

manymanymoons said...

Wait, the potato up in my business doesn't work. Great, just great! :) Sure does make eating pineapple sound normal huh.

Faith said...

LOL....all I have to say to that is....Wow.

Lonelily said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I had to read this post out loud to my stepsister, it was so good!

(and no, I really WON'T look at potatoes the same way again)