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The Sort of Stuff Nurses End Up Getting For Christmas

Someone gave me mono for Christmas this year. Since I was scheduled to work, I had to go in with mono. I carried it around with me and eventually others learned that I had a stomach-ache as well. Then they demanded to see my athlete’s foot!! Ew.

All in all, my maladies ended up amusing almost everyone who was exposed. And I’m actually kind of looking forward to acquiring an ulcer. I wonder if they take requests… an MRSA or clostridium difficile mascot would look great in the isolation rooms….

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I would have given you ebola if they’d had it at the Exploratorium store. That’s how much I love you, G!

How about the newest kid on the block – VRSA. Yes, Vancomycin Resistant Staph. Lets kick it up a notch and make Christmas the best yet! ;)

Hope you feel better soon and don’t get anything else!! ;)

Just wanted to say that this is the first time I’ve been here. Excellent place you have put together. I’ll be making return trips for sure. Hope you’re feeling better :o)

I feel your pain… I myself have had MRSA, VRE, and aspergillus from an infected marlex sheath, put in after a ruptured hernia I got while working in ICU. (Thank You Very Much)



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