Today, I awoke after 4 hours of surgery. The male nurse taking care of me is cute, very cute. I'm trying my best to seem fine and dandy when he tells me that I can't eat anything before my next poop, adding, "And don't flush it, OK? I need to check." FML
By lilipalmer / Friday 13 February 2015 06:44 / France
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By  Jackimo98  |  24


By  sullivankeara  |  25

Well that's a shitty situation. Sorry OP

By  WhoopteDo  |  26

Bowel that sucks, I'm sorry to hear your chances with him are down the shitter. I doubt if you gave him your number he'd colon you later.

  cakefete2  |  30

I work in the medical field, it doesn't faze us unless it's something truly abnormal. If she shit a PlayStation or an unflushable sea snake, he might take notice, but anything short of that is par for the course.

  lexa1love  |  16

As I recall that nurse actually quit their job over it. I'm not saying people can't fall in love, but I don't want someone to get their hopes up. My job specifically states that if I were to enter into a relationship with someone I cared for within five years of their hospitalization I will be fired and could have my license reported.

By  Albuca  |  13

As a student nurse, I can tell you that bowel movements are very important following surgery as the anesthesia slows down your bodily processes.
Also, what's up with the whole male nurse / nurse dichotomy? We're nurses plan and simple. You don't call a women a female nurse just like I don't call them female engineers.

  ChibiChibi_fml  |  27

In this case it states male nurse specifically so that people don't have to wonder if the OP is straight, lesbian, or bi. I would agree with there being no need to specify it was a male nurse except for the fact that there was actually a need in this case.

  ChibiChibi_fml  |  27

@Nymeria. Trust me. If the OP had not specified gender there would be a zillion comments along the lines of "Well she's probably straight so you wouldn't have a chance anyway" or "Is the OP is lesbian?" mixed with a bunch that would just say things like "You know the nurse could be male right?" "Male nurses do exist you know, she's not necessarily gay". If you want proof just go back and read through any FML where either the OP's gender is not specified or the OP did not specify the gender of the person they were trying to impress.
You need to consider that we live in a world where people use phrases like "Manny" to refer to a male childcare giver rather than just calling them a Nanny which is what they are. Male nurses are lucky that the term "murse" is already used in regards to a "man purse" or they wouldn't be referred to as nurses at all.

  Nymeria_fml  |  25

Well, that's my point. People can ask those questions no matter what genders they are. The nurse in the story is a man, but then people could ask, "What if he's gay?"

Just because people could ask and make dumb comments it doesn't mean that the genders make the FML any different than it is.

  patapon_fml  |  4

Originally this FML was published in french. In french, there is one word for "male nurse", and one for "female nurse". So maybe the reason why it is specified that it was a male nurse is just a matter of translation.