iddle school was so awkward. Your face was a minefield of pimples, your body was sprouting hair, your mouth was full of metal.
Having braces is a teenage rite of passage. You're practically not a real teen unless you struggle to eat corn on the cob and chew gum for months. You can't graduate to adulthood unless you know the feeling of tiny rubber bands snapping against the inside of your cheek.
Luckily though, for most of us, the braces come off one day, and that awkward time in our life is quickly blocked from our memory, never to return again.
See how these awkward memories came back to haunt an emergency room patient YEARS later.
It's safe to say that emergency room workers have seen some crazy stuff.
It sort of comes with the job. With so many medical emergencies, the stories behind them are quite literally, beyond belief. But they’re not here to judge. They’re doing a public good, and that involves putting the weirdness aside and helping people feel better.
But still, there's the issue of human curiosity, and that's not something that can be put aside easily.
So while quotes like this remain very true, there’s still an element of “WTF?” that can’t be avoided when something strange comes through those doors. After all, nurses aren’t superhuman. They can still get floored and amazed, despite having a job to do.
So what could be so weird that it floors and shocks even the seasoned veterans
It certainly can’t be (and isn’t!) a run-of-the-mill issue. In fact, one visit led to an incident that has been about a decade in the making.
An Australian woman recently went to the emergency room complaining of abdominal pain and cramping.
At first, doctors believed the pain originated in her gallbladder, and once the pain subsided, she was released from the hospital, according to CNN.
Two days later, the pain was back, and she returned to the emergency room.
When you realize what the cause of the pain was, you'll have flashes of both nostalgia AND terror.
It’s amazing how far dental equipment can travel, especially when it’s been a decade.
(You’re probably a little confused by what one has to do with the other, but it will become PAINFULLY clear soon enough.)