Monday, July 2, 2007

6 WORDS I NEVER WANTED TO SAY!!

I'M OFF TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT!

DANG. SCARY BUT TRUE.

After 29 years in medicine I recently had a positive PPD. 14 mm and had never even had so much as a red dot. For non-medicals that's the test they give a lot of peole to test for Tuberculosis. We do a lot of LEGAL Immigration PPD's at our Urgent Scare and a lot of these nice people react as positive since they have been given the Preventative Inoculation in other countries.

But evidently I got sprayed in the face somehow. Our little assessment room is small and you get a family of 5 in there and well....

My chest x-ray was unchanged from a year ago so everything should be fine. It's a precautionary follow-up that anyone with a pos PPD has to do and I think VERY GOOD Policy. I may have to take the INH just for kicks since I did have the Bypass Surgery. They just want to make sure it doesn't lie there and then pop out like an Alien during my sleep.

Just checking with da Nursing Thugs--Yo Ho's- ya'll needz any Penischizzle fo da drizzle while I'm outnaboutn? nowhaimsayin?

Put in an order.

J