Anonymous asked: hi. are you a surgical tech? if you are, can you please explain how everyday is like? is it hard? thanks
Being a surgical technologist everyday is like an honor few people will ever Know. It’s one of the hardest jobs a person could have but I make it look easy. I was born to do it and couldn’t see ever doing anything else.
pattyfingersintheholywater asked: I'm seriously considering becoming a surgical technologist, and one question that's always on my mind: are you treated poorly by doctors and nurses? Film and television make the medical professions look like a pecking order.
No way. Nurses and tech run the OR. We are advocates for that patient that can’t answer for themselves. personally i feel like they can’t do it without me pushing them and anticipating each move. There are some docs that are assholes but with people that’s in all aspects life. You just can’t let them bully you. Usually once you prove yourself they lighten up. Most of them just need confidence in their room to feel comfortable and they can act like wild animals until they feel comfortable. Tv is tv don’t pay any attention. We are all part of a team. Best of luck.
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite girlscout cookie?
The ones made from real Girl Scouts
Special Guest post:
“Ew, you have cooties!” is more than just a childish playground taunt; cooties were (and are) a real thing, and a serious problem for much of history.
The term refers to Pediculus humanus corporis, otherwise known as the human body louse. During wartime, body lice were a scourge to soldiers and civilians in crowded conditions, and were a much more dire problem than the other human lice species (head lice and pubic lice, or “crabs”). Cooties carried typhus, a disease that killed over three million people on the former Eastern Front, between 1918 and 1922. De-lousing stations set up on both sides of the conflict kept the cootie from running rampant in Western Europe, but it was still a persistent problem throughout the war. The body louse was most notably found in German concentration camps in WWII, and the typhus carried by Pediculus humanus corporis is what killed both Anne Frank and her sister Margot.
Typhus has plagued humanity for centuries, but cooties have not. The term cootie was first coined by the British army in WWI, and is presumed to be from the Malay word kutu, meaning either biting body louse or dog tick.
Today’s post by Arallyn, a humanoid from the third rock from the sun who is fascinated by science and who runs the fantastic blog biomedicalephemera.tumblr.com when she isn’t filling her mind with scientific trivia. Check out her cool blog-I don’t know where she finds her material, but it is spectacular!
Etymology is my friend.
Cooties are not.
Severe spinal and hip deformities, from August Schreiber’s General and special orthopedic surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888