Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wee beasties in Baggies

Many of the blogs I visit have the most wonderful pictures, especially of birds, on them. The women of Canada must make up for their gloomy winters with spectacular photos, finding brightness in gloom.

I am sorry to say that I missed out in sharing the most amusing digital picture of my week as it wasn't on my camera. This was a new one for me; a patient brought in her camera with four pictures of small white specks that she'd extracted from her nose. Even with my strongest readers on, I couldn't make out the legs and the tails that she pointed out on these splotches.

Figuring that a picture was worth a thousand words, but the real deal was even better, she also brought in a Zip Lock bag with more nose specks, and a few scalp specks as well. I was speechless, and a weensy bit grossed out.

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Very gross! but you made me laugh. She must have thought they were mites.

JeanMac said...

Ha, ha, ha - gross.Suppose they used to bring their offering/evidence in tissues.

kenju said...

Legs and tails? EW! Were they crabs?

Cilicious said...

Ewww. What *were* they?
In a situation like that, I think I would have a tough time with my bedside manner.

Femail doc said...

I don't think they were tiny life forms at all. It's so dry here this time of year, all shapes and sizes of scaly matter can be extracted from scalp and nose. I guess most of us don't bag the proceeds though.

Mauigirl said...

Eeeewwww. LOL!