Saturday, May 17, 2008

Coding the Cabbage

My sis and I got together this week for a little bonding time. We love to conversate, and often, as with sisters, we spend a whole lot of time laughing. This is just a little snippet from while we were getting our nails done.

We were discussing my sister's day of nursing challenges.

"Hey, did I tell you about having to do chest compressions on a cabbage?"

I was thinking well....okay I'm not sure what on earth this had to do with her day, but I was going to go with it. Sisters sometimes switch directions quickly....

"Chest compressions on cabbage? Did ya'll practice on cabbages in nursing school, too?"

Sis is laughing now...." No, Tia. We didn't practice on cabbage. A cabbage is a patient that just had bypass surgery."

Now I'm laughing...

"Kinya, I've told you before speak English with me. Not nurse speak. I thought you were doing a subject switch on me back to nursing school. I mean, heck, ya'll practiced giving shots on oranges. I just figured why not chest compressions on cabbage?"

For those who need to know : Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery or CABG pronounced cabbage.

Crap, I hate it when she does that to me. I'm beginning to think she does it on purpose just to mess with me.


Petula Wright said...

LOL! Sounds like great fun!

Lilly's Life said...

Oh my, that made me laugh - sisters, where would we be without them. I have to say I admire anyone who can be a nurse, one of the hardest jobs to ever have to do and we depserately need them. Say thanks to your sister from me ! And thank you for the laugh - I can always count on you to make me smile!