Reading a recent Nursing changing pupils I was thinking when ever I had to go to the school nurse. This is in off topic, as all the postings are mostly outside being needing a change or what not.
Anyway, At my Secondary school I had the misfortune to go there twice.
The first time I was 12 watching a rather graphic video. But it was in the name of learning! I ended up passing out watching that rather easily. It was bad that I some how went from sitting to laying on the floor in the recovery position without evening knowing it.
I quickly recovered and was invited into her office. This was in the science department so was only across the hallway and the nurse was mostly a technician for preparing all the lab experiments. She also happened to have other papers for first aid.
She gave me a cup of water and ask some general questions. But she seemed to of already phoned my mother to send me home. Despite being a walk down the road from school, my mum brought her car.
But that didn't stop me, this was in the morning. Got some decent food in me, and got back to school for afternoon registration. I wasn't going to miss PE and rubgy.
The second time wasn't as exciting. But I was 14 this time. And it had been snowing. So there was a lot of snow balls firing around, it was lunch time. Anyway, after walking with my friend off the main field. A group of people thought they'd throw a couple of balls at us. Mostly missing and we were far away so I wasn't too bothered about being hit. Anyway, when I thought it was safe, I wanted to check up if they had given up and walked away. But I turned around with impeccable timing to get hit directly in my left eye. I didn't see that one coming.
But I had a real bad trying to see out of that eye. It was painful and I could only really tell colour and how bright/dark everything was. So I was trying to explain to my friend with me at the time how bad it was. He didn't seem convinced and was generally not liking the suggestion I should get it checked out with the nurse.
Well, the nurse just made me rinse my eye with some water. Seemed to make everything a bit better. but I still couldn't focus with my left eye. Well, I was the first one in the books for a snow ball related accident.
Was annoyed as I had a history test next period. So I sat there holding my left eye so I can read what I was writing down. I was too busy whining to myself about how I would fail this test. I didn't and I generally was dreading it in the first place. I was a lazy student and never studied.
That also reminds me of the time later when I was 16 where I woke up with a black eye. No idea on the cause. Don't think it was a real bruise just a really dark swelling. It lasted two days and had constant pestering of "who hit you in the eye mate?"
So what are your stories if any?