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International Nurse's Day is May 12, and it's a day that the usually under-appreciated legion of nurses really deserve (even if most people ignore it and thank their doctor instead). Here are 11 stories culled from various Reddit threads from nurses who do crucial, grueling work—and somehow manage to keep laughing despite the bodily fluids. 

The plastered on smile of someone who has clearly been working all night.
The plastered on smile of someone who has clearly been working all night.

1. Xplodingboy07 has probably the greatest medical story of all time.

This is actually pretty funny.

I was doing nursing clinicals at a small hospital that used the same type of telemetry throughout the entire building. Occasionally patients would be put on some other equipment if they had specific needs. The standard telemetry would not make any sounds in a patients room, but some of the other options that were used did.

So this one morning I am walking down the hall and I hear "Beep, beep, beep, beep" going super fast like 160BPM coming from a patients room. A moment later I heard it start to slow down "beep... beep... beep... ... ...beep" then it just stopped. I ran into the room expecting to call a code when I saw the patient watching The Price is Right with the volume cranked and someone just spun that fucking wheel.