ITU has just got me thinking about dark humour.
All the medics I know make really inappropriate jokes all the time. I guess it's our way of coping with the sad things...
Today we had possibly the most amusingly inappropriate incident I've seen on ITU yet.
To set the scene, we're in a quiet corner of ITU. The patient has been there for some time and is stable, slowly edging towards a possibly recovery. For a bit of entertainment the nurse has the radio playing. We take off our aprons, wash our hands and we're just about to leave when a new song starts...
"Don't leave me this wayyyy... I can't survive..."
Cue all of us blustering out of the room holding our collective breaths trying not to giggle.
I really hope that people don't take offence at medic humour. I guess the Amateur Transplants have yet to be hunted down and vilified for their songs. I however need to resist the urge to sing them to myself in ITU.