Thursday, May 28, 2009

I sutured a chicken leg today.

Practicing my suturing. This was very strange to do by the way. I think I heard my prof tell Paul today, "Ooh that's a great flesh wound."

Looking like I know what I'm doing :)

Ok so today I did something I've never done before. I sutured a chicken leg. I have not sewn before. I grew up with my mom refusing to sew, so my grandma did all the mending and I never learned. This made suturing a bit awkward for me. Oh well, I got the hang of it. Basically we cut the chicken and then sutured it back up. There are different types of sutures, different types of knots, different sizes of sutures, and different size needles. Each of these changes makes for a change in technique. I need to practice before I go to Brazil. The trip is a surgery trip so I better get much better than I currently am. Dr. Pedigo said I could come over and practice before I go. I believe I'll be taking her up on that offer. The hardest part was changing hand positions every fricken second, but again, it will come with practice. We also learned how to write hospital admission notes. Not as fun as chicken legs, but a major necessity for this next year.

Ok, I think that's it.


  1. I love that you're sewing up a chicken leg, with your ginormous rock on. You make me smile :)

  2. Sewing up a chicken...I love it!

  3. I hope you washed your hands well after handling that raw meat! :P