Monday, September 24, 2012

Twelve Things You'll Find in the Home of a Surgeon



Surgical tape 
{which has been known to solve every household emergency}.

A stent or two.

Filing cabinets over-stuffed 
with research academic papers 
your surgeon spouse has authored.

Medical text books. The ones s/he used in school and 
copies of the ones of which he's co-authored chapters.

Loups.


White coats. . . 



 and scrubs.


Journals. 

Tons of diplomas and certificates.

Skin markers {which your kids will use on copious school projects, 
because they can find skin markers quicker than a Sharpie}.

Gross pictures mixed in among your family/vacation photos. 
****WARNING!!! GROSSNESS AHEAD!!!****

And, lest we not forget. . .
the stop-what-you-doing, 
hospital-business-comes-first
never mind-your-personal-need-to-eat-pee-or-have-sex,
the Almighty Pager. . .






Linking up at. . .

32 comments:

  1. Cotton wool? Methylated Spirit? Hand Sanitizers?

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    1. Yes, but doesn't everyone have that at home?? or at least most? :)

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  2. What a fabulous list! This has to be the best of the week. Awesome.

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  3. I wish I had me some Loups! And the funny thing? I'm sitting here in scrubs . . . because I'm about to go refinish a dresser. No beeper to interrupt me. :)

    Love your family photo "interruption". Thank goodness you no longer have to explain that to the film developer guy in the Foto Hut. Ellen

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    1. Your right! And that photo is calm and rather sedate compared to the pics we really come across at home.

      Are you going to post the before and after pic of the dresser? Hope so!

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  4. The dreaded beeper! Maybe you can convince him to ditch the filing cabinet since everything is available as pdfs now?

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    1. I'm sure he'd ditch the paperwork, if I agreed to scan it all into PDFs. That's a huge job that I'm not willing to undertake. I think it would be right up there with hanging wallpaper as a pre-cursor to divorce.

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  5. Hahahaha kids using the skin markers! Funny!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  6. LOL - love this list. Amazing how one person's occupation can take over the living space. When my spouse was taking his CSI training course, he had to learn how to fingerprint. I had that dust on everything! the walls, the doorknobs, windows, my good crystal stemware and silverware - gggrrr!
    no crime scene photos in with the vacation ones thankfully! small victory.

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    1. That black dust everywhere??? That would drive me insane! I hope he cleaned up after his "practice".

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  7. Even with the warning - that leg picture made me gasp a little. Ick! I hope he apologizes for those gross pictures;)

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    1. That's a tame picture, Bridget! :) I guess we've all gotten a little used to it.

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  8. This list is hilarious to me... My husband is a paramedic, and we have a good majority of your items on the list in our house. I have more stints than I would care to count.

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    1. Be sure to link up here next Monday for Medical Monday BlogHop!

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  9. AHHH. I didn't move fast enough by the grossness.....

    Even the term "stent" sends me into shivers. Too funny. Great list. And my kids would LOVE endless rolls of surgical tape.

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    1. Oops! Sorry! So, I won't tell you my story about the cadaver hands...

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  10. Okay, that WAS gross. I thought you were exaggerating. I should have known better as you are a surgeon's wife. Honestly, I never would have thought all that stuff would make it from the hospital/office to home. Wow.

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    1. That picture is tame in comparison to the real pics on our computer...
      I never joke about blood and guts. ;o)

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  11. that pager is going to cause me to go into labor and my husband to have a stroke at the exact same time....jussayin'--great list!

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  12. Funny, you can find a few similar items when you have a daughter who is an athletic trainer. LOL

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  13. Hysterical! My 3 year old would love the skin marker.

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  14. EW!!! I know you warned me but that picture is gross! And my husband has a pager every few weeks.... damn that thing! Luckily no one ever wants to pay the fees for him to come out on a weekend

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  15. Awesome!! My surgeon signed my leg when he operated and it stayed there for two weeks cause I was not allowed to wash. So surgical tape is like fancy duct tape?

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    1. According to my husband, it can fix anything....
      I beg to differ.
      :)

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS that gore in that one photo made me realize I could never be a doctor! Loved this post. (-:

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  17. OH MY GOD- visiting from SITS and dying laughing at all of this, especially that lovely bloody wound.

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  18. In my husband's study (he specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery) there sits on a shelf one large bottle of Pace picante sauce. It is a trophy (of sorts!). A patient who came into the ER had brought it with him to show my husband (who was about to wheel him into the OR for a bowel obstruction) the item responsible for his ER trip. I am always amazed at the stories I hear, and rarely feel at liberty to repeat! ;-). But I'll tell you this, being the salsa-lovin' Texan girl that I am, I can't bring myself to buy Pace Picante Sauce!

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    1. The stories are always incredibly entertaining, aren't they??? Yeah... I'd skip the Pace, myself, after that!

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  19. I just found your site and I am LOVING IT!! This post particularly hit home - on Hubs's huge iMac screen, the scrolling picture screensaver: wedding pic, vacation pic, HORRIBLY MANGLED LIMB, wedding pic... I'm used to the horrible pictures by now, but seeing them pop up among pictures of our wedding party is just disturbing!

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