The Hospital Patient
A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and
nose, still heavily sedated from a difficult four hour, surgical procedure. A young student nurse
appears to give him a sponge bath.
"Nurse," he mumbles, from behind the mask, "Are my testicles black?"
Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper
body and feet."
He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, are my testicles black?"
Concerned that he may elevate his vitals from worry about his testicles, she overcomes her
embarrassment and sheepishly pulls back the covers. She raises his gown, holds his penis in one hand and his testicles in the other, lifting and moving them around.
Then she takes a close look and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir."
The man pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her and says very slowly,
"Thank you very much. That was wonderful. But listen carefully:
"Are my - t e s t - - r e s u l t s - back ?"