24 January 2007

Going out on a limb

I want to tell you all abt a medical post I read, very VERY graphic [Noors, this is the one, stay away] but an absolute wonder. THIS is what makes my heart go flipedy-flop abt medicine, to think we live in a world that sees such skill and vision is awe-inspiring and fabulous and a tremendous gift and very humbling really.

It makes me want to study harder, so tally ho!

[Took down last post bcs it was entirely too blah, am feeling better now, that vomit-in-mouth feeling has abated. But you lot are funny, thank you! Plus I may have better news re it later on. Better, surprising news. But let's not mention anything for now, LALALA.]

13 furballs:

Aurelia said...

Okay, what on earth are you you talking about?

Seriously, no post is too blah...or too graphic, remember I've seen childbirth hon...

Lioness said...

No, it was too blah for me see? Too much pathos and hand-wringing in one little post, needed to be chopped off. [HA!]

No post is too graphic for me either unless it involves cruelty, or bestiality or any such thing. I even find abscesses gratifying.

Silene said...

I love cool medical things. To this day I regret that I didn't become a doctor (or try, at least.) And whenever I hear about some amazing new technique that changes the life of at least one person, I get a little happier than I was before.

So despite your warning I click on the link, feeling confident as usually open surgery shots don't bother me (except eyes). But after a few pics I had to shut it down. I feel like I did after listening blithely to the one billion warnings about motion sickness, and even making fun of them, before getting on the "Mission:Space" ride at Disney World, and then feeling completely ill for an entire hour after.

Serves me right.

Jon Mikel said...

Thank you for taking the time to post about my site and post.

Keep studying harder and harder!

Best of all,

Jon Mikel, M.D.

Kath said...

Wow, Lioness. How amazing. And it's so gratifying to see someone like you who is so... starry-eyed over medical advances. I get the same way myself sometimes, I just can't believe how far we humans have come...

JennaM said...

Better than prozac, that.

Thanks for the link!

xoxo
JennaM

brooksba said...

What an amazing procedure. The feelings the man must have felt could have been maddening, but it worked. Quite awe-inspiring.

Panda said...

DUDE! That is full on, gross and compelling all at once. Who knew such things were possible?

Tally ho indeed! If you need pictures of bloodied stumps and hands in crotch to study then go for it I say.

Manuela said...

O.k....

I'm building up the courage to open the link... if I vomit, I'm blaming your skills of persuasion.

Manuela said...

I survived. I am feeling rather ill, but, I did not actually vomit. This is progress.

Kristin said...

What a cool story! That is truly amazing.

CarpeDM said...

Um, yeah, Beth was telling me about that link and I am going to say there's no way I can view it. But I think it is very cool that they were able to do it.

Serialangel said...

I saw the link and actually didn't vomit - I thought it was totally cool! It was weird seeing all these different parts of his arm and the whole procedure. I thought it was so amazing, fascinating, compelling...almost makes me want to do doctor stuff. :D Enjoy studying!
Betty/Serialangel (my blogger is acting up! Gah)