Thank you Dale, I appreciate your response
I had been reading several medical sites online which told what a biopsy was like and the ultrasound probe was always described as being the size of a cigar or a fat finger. My husband told me when the nurse
opened the door to the room where she was taking him, the first thing he saw was a large cylinder shaped object standing on a table. He said it was much larger than he thought it was going to be. Then, she told him to take off both pairs of his pants, but said he could leave his shirt on. After that, she had him sit down in a chair next to the table while she put a condom on the ultrsound probe and began lubricating it right there in front of my husband. (I couldn't believe what he was telling me )
Then, she had him get up and cross over to the bed which was there in the room and lay down. Now, he is nude from the waist down and his backside is facing the nurse as he walks over to the bed. There is no reason why my husband's privacy should have been violated like that, nor was there any reason for the nurse to prepare the equipment in front of my husband.
My husband told me that when he was laying on the bed he kept trying to pull his shirt down to try and cover himself. I know now that most men are given a sheet to over themselves with and the nurse leaves the room while the man changes into a hospital gown or undresses and covers himself with the sheet.
After the urologist came in and performed the biopsy, which I have gone into on another post, He immediately left and then the nurse asked my husband if he was okay and then she told him he could get up. He took several tissues from a box sitting there and began to wipe himself and when he brought his hand back around he said there was blood all over the tissues and all over his hand. He began looking around for some thing to do with the soiled tissues and he finally saw a small waste can over in the corner of the room. He said, " I took several steps towards it and tossed the tissues, but they fell short and missed the waste can. He was going to take more tissues and continue cleaning himself, but decided instead to retrieve the soiled tissues. So, he walked over, bent down and picked them up and as he stood back up, he said he felt himself falling forward and he remembers hearing a crash. And next thing he knew was when he
opened his eyes and there were two men and the nurse and they were all three bending over and staring down at him. The one man was the urologist who shares the office with my husband's urologist and he asked him if he was okay. My husband said that he was and then both men helped him to get up. And my husband said to one of them, " I just want to get out of here!" He said there was also another woman in the room and he heard her saying she had heard the crash from out in the hall. I don't understand what the other woman was doing in there while my husband was lying there exposed. None of it makes any sense to me. As a matter of fact, it makes me very angry that he was treated this way. He hurried to get his clothes and he told me later that he has never been so embarrassed and humiliated in his whole life standing there trying to get dressed with all of those people in the room. Then, his urologist
opened the door and and asked what was going on. My husband heard the nurse tell the doctor that my husband had fainted and he heard her say, " I saw him starting to fall and I got out of the way." Wasn't it her job to try and help my husband? Then, after everyone had left the nurse had my hsuband lay down and she put some wet paper towels on his head for awhile. Then, she got him up and walked him back down the hall and when she
opened the door to the waiting room door, she said, " He fainted." And everyone in the waiting room heard her and saw my husband standing there. I have been told since my several professional people that this nurse violated the HIPPA by saying what she did when other people could hear her.
My husband said he thought she handled the whole thing very poorly, but wouldn't tell the urologist because he didn't want to cause a problem. Also, he was concerned that the urologist might drop him as a patient. I still think he should be told. This nurse should never have treated my husband that way.
I would appreciate your thoughts on what happened.