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Old 08-25-2008, 11:21 AM
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Default A true story...

I've told this story before, but it always makes me smile (and then again, tear up a little)

When I was working the floor one night, they brought an older man in for basically a "tune up"...

He had been sick for some time, with a variety of cancers.

As I was checking him in, I noticed he was extremely excorieated from being incontinent. AS I gently cleaned him up, I mentioned I thought a "Texas Catheter" might be a good idea for him, to help his skin heal.

He asked me what it was, and I explained it was, in essence, a condom that attached to a catheter bag, so the urine wouldn't get on his skin...

He said, "You realize I have prostate cancer, right"

I nodded yes...

"You know they have been giving me female hormones for that, right?"

I again nodded yes...

"You know what female hormones do to a guy, don't you?"

Once again, I nodded.... (if you don't know, they cause the external genetalia of men to shrink)

He said, "Do you have any Rhode Island catheters, instead?"

I laughed so hard I almost had to leave the room. That that old man could still crack a joke at his own expense in the shape he was in simply floored me...

Hope it brought a smile to you, too!
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:21 AM
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Now that's a cute story.

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Old 09-03-2008, 02:21 PM
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Haha, that's brilliant. Good for him on keeping his sense of humour.
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