Within the past 3 months, I have had cataract surgeries on both of my eyes. The pre-op nurses and the post-op nurses have in both instances, asked how I was injured. Since it has no bearing on the care that they give pre and post op cataract surgery, I don't think it is any of their business how I was injured. This same question has been asked of me before a colonoscopy and other medical tests. I really don't think it is any of the nurse's or technician's business how I was injured. I now respond, "it was an accident." If they continue to pursue it, I just say, "I don't want to talk about it." That usually shuts them up and then we get on with the business of the procedure or test for which I have been scheduled.
I think these kinds of inquiries are just nosy curiosity and are extraordinarily inappropriate, if not down right rude. How do you handle these inquires, when how you were injured has absolutely no bearing on the reason you are seeking and getting care? How any of is was injured has nothing to do with the care that we need or are seeking.
All the best,