Re: Thanks and Yowch!!

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From:Vinnie Della Speranza <> (by way of histonet)
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Thanks for sharing, Sandy, and hats off to another rugged Histotech.
Now if that had been a pathologist with appendicitis.........
well, I think you know the rest :)


> Date:          Thu, 04 Feb 1999 18:25:25 -0600
> From:          SANDY J JULSING <>
> Subject:       Thanks and Yowch!!
> To:  

> Histonetters,
> 	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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