By facepalm - 05/02/2013 03:30 - United States - Sayreville

Today, working as a nurse, I saw a patient in for follow-up after a partial leg amputation. I checked her blood pressure and gave her the reading, which prompted her husband to ask what it meant. She replied, "I'm alive." Before I could stop myself, "And kicking" spilled out of my mouth. FML
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dmoran20 27

Sounds like you walked right into that..

The force of habit can be a bitch sometimes...


Wow. That's kinda inconsiderate of you.

It's not like she MEANT to. God, read the name.

AbstraktThoughts 13

Op must be Doc's wife!

Even though she didn't mean to, OP still said it.

So you're one of THOSE people.

It was a mistake that op obviously regretted after saying it. You have never said something you wish you hadn't?

#1, you clearly have no leg to stand on with your limping and lame comment....

At least OP didn't suggest she work at ihop

I bet you wish you could take that back

You don't say? I'm sure she regrets nothing.

dmoran20 27

Naaaa, it's not like she posted the story to FML.

And the patient feels the same about her leg.

The force of habit can be a bitch sometimes...

dmoran20 27

Sounds like you walked right into that..

Unlike the patient. Too soon?

dmoran20 27

Too soon? I wouldn't think so, but at least you ran it by use first ;-)

Talk about putting your foot in your mouth.

OP probably wasn't putting his best foot forward with that one

I wonder if the patient works at ihop

Enough with all the footloose comments people!! Honestly...

This is the lamest thread I have ever read. On another note i hope the patient stood up for herself.

I sure got a kick out of all those puns.

ninjajoehenes48 8

"This is the lamest thread, so i will make a pun like everyone else" ^^^ haha

^*OP's name*

At least you won't get your ass kicked!

65- you are a fucking retard. Go look up the word lame..then shoot the foot.

the patient didnt ha ha

Just apologize and let this be a caution to think before you say something like that next time.

It happens to all of us 6, not necessarily like that. But it happens nonetheless and it just happened at the wrong time, I know I said something like that in front of someone in a wheelchair and I almost died, but he started to laugh at my fail so I just had to laugh too.

DarkHelmet 10

Technically you were correct. She does still have a leg to kick with

chlorinegreen 27

Only problem is it may be a bit of a sensitive issue since it's still so new. But don't worry op hopefully they'll see it was a accident and brush it off their shoulder. Accidents happen!

Don't you mean, they'll walk it off?

Sounds like you don't have a leg to stand on.

kut17 11

No. The PATIENT doesn't have a leg. Try to pay attention.

That is the whole point. Patient doesn't have literal leg to stand on/ Nurse doesn't have metaphorical leg to stand on -- pun links the two together, voilà. Try to not be a smartass.

dmoran20 27

Poor #14. Looks like you opened mouth inserted foot...

kut17 11

Generally when someone doesn't have a leg to stand on, it means they don't have any evidence to uphold their claim. It doesn't mean they can't backpedal out of an awkward situation. That's why that joke sucked.

Technically OP's statement that the patient is kicking doesn't have a leg to stand on. Yeah reading!

You're digging yourself a deeper hole, kut17. Keep going, you're almost deep enough where you can't get any wifi. Then we won't have to read your idiotic comments anymore!

zero91 4

kurt , you shot your own foot

kut17 11

How did I shoot myself in the foot and dig a hole? The joke makes no sense! What's wrong with you people?

kut17 11

If you don't have a leg to stand on, you don't have evidence for your argument. Since OP was not in an argument or debate with the patient, this joke doesn't have a leg to stand on!

56- I thought it was a pretty badass pun. I think you're just mad cause your attempt at a troll was a complete and total failure.

NurseNasty 12

It might actually have been helpful for them to hear someone not walking on eggshells and avoiding all leg related speech.

I'm sure you beat her to it. one of my friends had both of his legs amputated at the knee, his left hand amputated and most of his right hand amputated (he had a virus when he was an infant). he jokes about it all the time (like "watch out for that cat over there-she bites!" and he will hold his amputated arm up)

Two questions, how did your friend preserve the amputee arm all these years, and how did he hold it up?

Karalela44 15

49 he's not holding the amputated arm...he's holding the nub

And this ladies and gentlemen is the definition of awkward.