In this list, we have collected ER stories from a wide array of online sources including Reddit, EMS1, and Quora. Here are 25 of the weirdest reasons people had to go to the emergency room, as told by the people who had to treat them.
1. One of the easiest things to do is complain about your job. The pay isn’t enough, you feel like you’re being spread thinly on toast, you don’t feel appreciated or recognized for your hard work, and you dread clocking in and starting the day. But, hey, at least you don’t have to take a candle out of someone. Forget Captain America and Iron Man, ER doctors are the real superheroes of the world. Right about now you’re probably thinking, “It can’t be that bad, those crazy stories are one in a million!” But, oh man. Oh boy, do you want to strap yourself in for what’s coming ahead. We have some crazy ER stories for you. From Reddit user lol_likes_muffins: “A man who ate things to hurt and punish himself whenever he felt bad. […] He would eat coins, nails, buttons, string…he got brought into the hospital because he had eaten a battery.”
2. From Reddit user heebit_the_jeeb: “I had an old lady who fell on the edge of a table and ruptured her eye globe. She had dementia and didn’t understand why she couldn’t see out of that eye.” While she’s lucky she can forget what would be quite a traumatic injury, it can’t be easy having to continually come to terms with being blind in one eye.