This is the entry that you’ve all been dreading since I came up with that extremely vivid description of my first encounter with cadavers.
Typical lah, most of the girls in our class were too afraid to prick their own fingers. Then the lecturer asked for volunteers and our class monitor volunteered! Now, this lecturer is so violent he just jabbed the needle thingie(there’s another name for it, can’t remember) into the skin but it’s not like your typical injection needle. This is some scary shit triangular type. “Why, all the better to draw your blood out with, my dear!” He stabs into the tip of your left ring finger, really hard. Our big sized tough guy class monitor screamed out loud when he was stabbed.
Then we were to start our practicals and nobody wanted to prick their own fingers. I was one of the handfuls who dared! Brenda and Carol became my lab partners and after multiple attempts of trying to poke myself, I was still unable to penetrate properly. Brenda suggested that I let the lecturer do it for me.
Bad move, dei.
He swabbed my finger with antiseptic and with a swift motion he stabbed the triangular metal thing into my left ring finger and I SWEAR it reached the spongey mesophil layer. LOL. I could feel the layers getting penetrated… it was like in a, “Prraaapp”, kinda way. Not very smooth. You know like how you try to stab a mattress with a knife? Yeah!
I started to bleed profusely. Perhaps one of the more ‘bleedable’ ones in the class. Hehehe:) It’s great fun though! I even volunteered myself AGAIN for the blood smear practical. It’s not often that I get to see my own blood on the microscope. Fucking cool wei, never expected my own white blood cells to look like, well…a white blood cell. 🙂
Brenda mixes the blood.
See? Some of them are coagulating already! 🙂 I AM B+!
I bled quite alot.
Brenda staining my blood smear.
I like the purple effect!
..and it goes under the microscope!
The dirtiest beaker….
And what do you know?? It WAS possible to take a photo of my blood smear through the microscope! Whoohoo! Damn cool! can you see my white blood cell? It is stained purple.
Another shot of my red blood cells. Cool leh!:)
Since I’m at it, I might as well entertain you with a couple of cockroach catching videos.
Taken at one of the rest areas along the highway back from Kedah.:)