Thursday, November 10, 2011

So now we wait for the test results which, they tell us, will take an effing WEEK. I know that pathology can look at something right away. I worked for Fred Hutch, I'd hang around in the path lab waiting for specimens. They look at stuff while the patient is lying on the table.

BTW, path labs are in the underground part of hospitals. They are creepy; no windows, no art but some photo books with extremely icky photos of 'conditions'. And the lab rats sit in front of microscopes looking at specimens in thin slices and they diagnose infections, benign tumors and the big C, which we're all afraid of. And pathologists are, um, a unique breed.

A most brilliant fall day full of sun and gorgeous leaves. Reminded me of the East Coast falls. Long ago and far away.


Sabine said...

If you can, stay calm, it helps. I hope for you both that it's a good result.

Mel said...

I hope you find ways to distract yourself and not let the waiting weigh too heavily. A week is a long time to wait for anything. I hope you get good news.

Ms. Moon said...

This is one of the reasons I hate the medical profession. They are just so cold when it comes to things like test results. I have gotten messages on my answering machine that scared me to death only to find out that they were nothing.
Y'all hold hands. Keep breathing.

beth coyote said...

Thanks to all of you. We're watching Nurse Jackie, which is strangely soothing.

XX Beth