I was new to practice nursing when a patient came in who had just had a vasectomy. He walked in cautiously in baggy jogging bottoms and said: “I have come for my stitches out.” I told him they don’t usually need taking out but I would check.
I had a look and told him it was OK. I removed my gloves and was washing my hands when I saw him sitting by my desk. I said: “You’re OK, you can go.” He looked bemused, pointed to his brow and said: “I have come to have these stitches out,” pointing to a cut.
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