Ah...forgot you worked in an operating room! Yeah, I know what you mean about
some things that create the squeamish factor.
I remember once I was washing dishes and then watching a scoliosis surgery. The girl had the swivel eyelets attached to her vertebrae and then the rod put through and then "cranked". When I saw the cranking part of her spine go into some alignment..gulp...everything started to go white and I got really weak. Having my hands in hot water didn't help..lol!
I had to sit down and drink very cold water....yes, I watched the rest of the show while sitting.
Interesting stuff out there.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!