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An imperfect tap...
Our cell count was back this morning, on the tubes of CSF we collected from my little chili pepper of a baby, the tubes we sent to our lab for ordinary tests, and froze some of. Tube 3 - our tube 3, drawn after five tubes to send to Texas, the cell count tube here - tube 3's results came up on the computer in red.
RBC: 170 *H
"Damn," L says softly. "All that and there was still blood in it." You can't do mass spectroscopy on a sample with blood, it seems. With luck, it'll still be good enough.

I think, but I am not certain, that she went home today while I was in lecture. I was, after all, in lecture from 1400 to 1830, and I stayed awake for it all. I did not stay completely awake during Radiology Rounds this morning, and the staff giving them made noises when I drowsed. She asked a question, then "Isn't that right, Nykki?" roused me from my semi-stupor.
It was a buggerin' CT scan of the auditory canals. I couldn't tell what the heck it was, she wasn't explaining, It looked like snails at a singles bar for shelled things. I lost interest when I couldn't follow her little diatribe and zoned completely out. Everyone was embarrassed for me. L, rolling her eyes later: "She's a bitch."

Good to know that my resident likes me. We must learn and do neuro exams on each other, and soon. Which implies me being able to do a neuro exam.
Which I will never do if I don't get some sleep.

I don't mean to imply that nothing happened today in Neurology, but we did talk about movies for an hour.

now feeling:: hungry hungry

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cheyinka From: cheyinka Date: April 15th, 2004 12:44 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Heeeee. Snails at a singles bar for shelled things.
minsies From: minsies Date: April 15th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I just put this together, and am somewhat amazed that I didn't think about this before, but: do you know Liz Garrett (who is now Campbell now)? I know you both graduated from the Academy at the same time, and she's a third year med student too (it would be just too strange to have you on the same rotation, so I'll toss that possibility out of mind fo the moment)...

She and I were good friends/roommates for a semester in college, and I like finding these little connections (which ultimately remind me that I need to contact her, as I haven't heard much since her wedding).
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: April 15th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

Absolutely, I know Liz. We haven't been on the same rotation - we're in different sequences - but she was a good friend of mine at the Academy. I did her hair for junior prom :)

I ran into her the other day, actually, said hi :)
tablecolor From: tablecolor Date: April 15th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)


Amazing how you have done so much and are doing so much. While I know my days will only get busier from now on, everyday for me is already a difficult juggle between commitments in studies, church and personal life.

I enjoyed reading your posts. God bless!
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