RE: Thanks and Yowch!!

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From:"Weems, Joyce" <> (by way of histonet)
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But, what a funny story!!! It's always soooooo nice to know that some of
your fellow employees have seen more of you than you have! :>)
Glad you're OK now. j
>Sent: 	Thursday, February 04, 1999 7:25 PM
>Subject: 	Thanks and Yowch!!
>	A belated thanks to all who responded to my query on IHC
>controls, it was very helpful.  I would have e-mailed my gratitude
>earlier but I  had to have my appendix out tuesday.
>	Like a good histotech I did go to work first  with a stomach ache
>and  bravely cut as many blocks as I could, started a run on the immuno
>stainer and coverslipped the first batch of slides before one of the
>pathologists dragged me off to E.R.
>	"Don't forget the D.A.B.!"  I cried, as the E.R. doc pushed
>something in my I.V. line that suddenly made the over head light the most
>interesting thing I had ever seen....
>	It took them a day or so to figure out it was my appendix, so in
>the meantime I lived every hospital employee's nightmare...  Being
>wheeled through every major corridor in the hospital on the way to get
>yet another orifice probed for diagnositic purposes, looking like hell,
>(I gave "bad hair day" a whole new meaning), wearing a lovely gown where
>at least two of my usually covered  parts were hanging out, and being
>recognized by EVERY employee I encountered. (I think some of my histology
>work mates paid the volunteer who was wheeling me around to go the long
>way so that everyone could get a chance to see me at my finest.)
>	Finally I went to surgery and the next thing I knew someone was
>waving a reddish swollen vermiform object over my face in recovery.  At
>first I thought I died and was reincarnated as a baby robin!  But no, the
>recovery room nurse assumed that since I worked in pathology the first
>thing I wanted to see on regaining  consciousness was my former appendix.
>	Anyway, thanks again for your input on IHC controls, sorry this
>is so long but I know some of you can relate!                 Sandosis
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