Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Really?

Dr. Oncologist just called me at home to tell me that the last dose of platelets I received on Tuesday morning tested positive for Strep contamination.  This is the first time in 20 years that she has had a patient receive contaminated blood products.  I am to look out for fevers and chills, but she's thinking that since it's been over 24 hours with no symptoms I will probably be okay.

What else you got, universe?  BRING IT already!  Quit f***ing with me!!!

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  1. Running out of words here.....uhhh...

    How about this: F@#! it, dude. Let's go bowling.

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  2. Wait, I just thought of a few more words...

    The sequence in which they tested the sample for CONTAMINANTS appears to be incorrect. Perhaps in the future, implementation of a quality assurance program would lead to contaminant testing PRIOR to deployment into your precious bloodstream.

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  3. Un-effing believable! That's all I got . . .

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  4. The good news? You can sing a song. "Sometimes I feel I've got to [bum bum] run away. I've got to [bum bum] get away!...Wooooooaaaah, Tainted Blood. Woaaaahh"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dweTz_5K7KY&feature=related

    I really had to think about how to type the lyrics to that song, you should appreciate my effort :)

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  5. WTF and AYFKM are all I can muster beyond a PJ rip off below. Universe be warned now: you picked way too big of a fight here, YFL!!

    I will hold the candle till it burns up my arm
    I'll keep taking punches until their will grows tired.

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  6. This is insane, what's next flash floods and raining frogs?

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  7. Oh Heather, I'm so sorry to hear that! This is beyond ridiculous! Hopefully you'll be spared the chills since you haven't had them yet. Love you!

    S.

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  8. Lucky they couldn't find that vial of Anthrax just to make your life complete.... JHC

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  9. Good gracious. Strep on top of the cold you're already fighting? No wonder your platelets are having troubles.

    Hopefully, you haven't gotten sick overnight, and you're bright and shiny and cheerful this morning!

    Bec

    PS - I'm using your books to the right as a reading list. Just ordered Cutting for Stone -- it looks so, so good. xo!

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  10. The medical world is great but not perfect. I'm sorry for the stress it added to you but keep this in perspective. Save your spiritual & physical energy for the days ahead. You have bigger fish to fry and there's work to be done in kitchen. After that, we'e going to the beach. I'm telling you ... there's good news in your future. xoxoxo

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  11. That explains soooo much! Totally agree with Ryan. We need to have a word with staff members about being more careful with our Heather!! Come on people, get it together!!!! :(

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  12. Jesus, I'm with Holly...get it together, people of medicine! Heather, I love you, and I'm doing whatever the non-religious version of praying is. XXXXXXX

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  13. Ah... Strep, in the platelettes, check, not leukemia... Sweet. Hmm thrombocytopenia. Heparin, bad.. Oh well... T9 not cancer F f#^¥€ ing PRIceLeSs!!!!! Not a bad day after all!

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  14. you must me shi$$ng me.

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