Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Book Tag...


...a sad (or possibly humorous) statement on my life.

I just got book tagged by my cousin - here are the rules:


1. Pick up the nearest book (with at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag 3 people.


Unfortunately, the closest books to me right now are Goodnight Moon and Pathologic Basis of Disease. Since Goodnight Moon is about 111 pages shy of long enough, here you go, folks. Enjoy! What can I say, being married to a Med Student is a full-time job!

"Hemorrhage may be external or may be enclosed within a tissue; accumulation of blood within tissue is referred to as a hematoma. Hematomas may be relatively insignificant (a bruise) or may be sufficiently large as to be fatal (e.g. a massive retroperitoneal hematoma resulting from rupture of a dissecting aortic aneurysm). Minute 1- to 2-mm hemorrhages into skin, mucous membranes, or serosal surfaces are denoted as petechiae and are typically associated with locally increased intravascular pressure, low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), defective platelet function (as in uremia), or clotting factor deficits."

Wow! Don't you feel enlightened? (It's actually a very simple couple of sentences, but the big words make it sound much more complicated than it actually is.


Anyway, I am going to tag Sarah, The Student, and since I have no idea who actually reads my blog, I am just going to cop out and say, if you want to be tagged, consider yourself so! (If you want an official invitation, email me and I'll hook you up! :) )

5 comments:

The Student said...

So, I read your blog, and I'm sitting here with a book right next to me, so I'm going to consider myself tagged.

Queen Bee said...

HA! I should have known when I tagged you it would be some kind of medical book full of words most of us don't know! That's pretty funny. Better luck next time I guess?!

SarahKnowzMore said...

I'll take that tag too!!!

Natalie said...

Wow, I feel so smart now! It actually reminded me of something from my college days. In one of my labs once we had to tie tourniquets around our arms really tight and keep them on for a few minutes and see how many petechiae formed. It makes me shudder to think of it! I can hardly stand a tourniquet for the 30 seconds it takes to have my blood drawn...

SarahKnowzMore said...

Yes, please do! I just started blogging, I Have a myspace, but I am not a big blogger, I am great at gossiping, but not always great at blogging! Go figure...