Monday, April 05, 2010

Medical physics FTW

Blogging will be on hold for a few days, as I'm going to have an appendectomy very soon. Thank you, medical physicists, for developing the wicked cool CT machine (and blech-tasting contrast agents) key to confirming my diagnosis! Thanks, too, to the scientists and engineers that gave us wireless Internet.....

UPDATE! I had the surgery this morning and it seemed to go smoothly. Barring weirdness, I should be back up to some kind of speed in a couple of more days. Thanks for the sentiments!

11 comments:

Jaylin said...

well.. good luck with your surgery.

rallain said...

Hope all goes well - recover soon.

gs said...

Best wishes.

Brad Holden said...

Good luck! But, yea, CT scans are really cool....

Zach said...

Did they make you swallow BaSO4, or some other X-ray contrast agent? I'm guessing the barium would be a little too radioopaque for CT, and anyway it's no fun at all.

Doug Natelson said...

Thanks all. Some iodine thing, Zach. Surgery in the a.m.....

baderang said...

Good luck

deep said...

best wishes...hope you recover soon and start writing your wonderful blogs again....

Peter Armitage said...

Best wishes Doug

Uncle Al said...

Did you get the part back? Lyophilized, shellacked, and mounted it makes an interesting desk ornament.

A friend who had his knees replaced has an interesting homegrown gear shift knob. His wife vetoed salt and pepper shakers and drape pulls.

You might ask them when they last calibrated the CT for radiation dose, as in a copy of the documentation. Hospital bills are remarkably negotiable (fraudulent by policy: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 USC § 1961).

Nicholas said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery