October 22, 2007

Anyone want to switch?

I should have asked sooner if someone wanted to switch lives just for the duration of my anatomy and physiology lab today. We're learning about muscles and today we looked at how the muscles in frog legs work when stimulated. You know, it might not have been that bad if my teacher hadn't popped the frog's head off first, then pulled the skin off the leg, and exposed and cut through some tendons so we could see the muscles and sciatic nerve.

I watched a little until I felt all the blood drain from my face and upper torso. I quickly sat down and tried to think of happy thoughts. It was disgusting. Two people did end up leaving. They were smart. My group brought our frog back to the table and played with it. Lucky me got to sit right next to the headless part of the frog. The only thing I did that helped was to play spider solitaire when we weren't working. My teacher didn't like that even though I tried to explain I only did it to take my mind off passing out. Oh well.

Next week we're back to working on cadavers. Switch me anyone? Anyone? I could just get pregnant, that would keep me away. I guess the likelihood of that is about the same as finding someone to switch places with me. lol

5 comments:

Jen said...

Oh me, me, me! Pick me! I'm so lucky to be the first to volunteer.... NOT! Good luck with that one.

Kate said...

Speaking of not being able to get pregnant . . . any news on that front? Have you and/or R. gone in for testing? I'm an advocate of finding out what's wrong . . . even if there's no way to fix it so you can get pg . . . email me!

Ginabear said...

PICK ME!! Seriously! That sounds like so much fun! I loved doing the frogs and pigs and such in bio in HS. I wonder if I would like cadavers. Sounds kinda fun to me. Sorry you are having such a rough time of it though :(

Kara said...

I actually loved doing dissecting in high school biology, but I don't think I could work with a cadaver, eek.

Michelle said...

So, no takers huh? Well crud. lol