Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet Mr. Bones


Mr. Bones at Kiehl's

Mr. Bones stands up for Canadian AIDS Society

We went up to Toronto this weekend (extended birthday celebration tradition) and I visited Mr. Bones again at Holt Renfrow Department store.  He was wrapped in paper sayings when I saw him this time.

"You have a screw in your sternum"




Mr. Bones is part of a fundraising effort sponsored by Kiehl's and The Canadian AIDS Society.  I took my picture with him earlier this year at Holt Renfrow and wrote a blog post on preparing for PA school while shopping.


Me and Mr. Bones in April 2012




This is one of my favorite posts because I wrote about my son's sternum reconstruction surgery in Norfolk, VA at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

If you are interested in pediatric orthopedics, there is a cool video clip in that post of his surgeon, Dr. Robert Kelly doing a pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) corrective surgery, like the surgery my son had.

Owen goes back next month to see Dr. Kelly to determine when they need to do the surgery to take out the steel bar that supports his sternum and ribs.


First anatomy lab

Tomorrow is my first day in the cadaver lab in PA school.  I'm nervous and excited at the same time.

I will pull my blue scrubs out of the drawer and and hope they aren't too tight.  I swore I would burn these scrubs after leaving my microbiology position at the hospital.  But I never got around to it, and now I'm glad.

Anatomy Lab Post Script -- the scrubs fit.


So we had our introductory anatomy lab today.   All went smoothly.  We didn't actually see our group's cadaver yet.  One cohort of our group dissects the back tonight and we get to do our first real lab next Monday.

We learned the ground rules for the lab today and saw the new iPads and dissection videos that the faculty spent the summer preparing for us.  I admire their dedication in making these instructional videos.  I think they will be very helpful in learning the techniques of dissection.

My scrubs did have a mild formaldeyde fragrance when I got home, so I threw them in the laundry.



 

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