A to Z Challenge 2015 · Two Shoes Tuesday


The A to Z Challenge 
letter today is
x4pI am also linking to
Two Shoes Tuesday
the prompt this week is

I love x-rays and MRI’s and CAT scans.
Not necessarily having them taken
and I have had my share “pictures” taken.
I just like to see them. I always ask to see mine.
I have lots of questions and sometimes the doctors will answer them
but usually they don’t want to take the time.
When I had an MRI of my shoulder the radiologist
let me see the images and explained what was on them.
A broken arm and torn rotator cuff.  Painful but fascinating to see.

This is an x-ray of a flower.
xrflowerEven it is interesting and beautiful.
I was going to put a picture of a person’s x-ray but
thought maybe some people wouldn’t appreciate that graphic.

If I had known how interesting this part of medicine is maybe
I would have gone to medical school and become a radiologist.

Image: flickr

9 thoughts on “X=x-rays

  1. All I think when I have an X-ray is that the radiographer hides when you have your X-ray because it is so dangerous to be over exposed to the rays when working with them!

  2. I used to work in research and have seen some beautiful images in scans and in filter reagents. My mother did an entire series of paintings of electron microscope images that are amazing.
    Happy Y and Z to you

  3. I’ve never seen an x-ray of a flower before – that’s truly beautiful! I love x-rays too! One of my favorite sets is the one taken before Papa Bear had his knee replacement. It had been injured years before in an oilfield accident, and over the years had gotten worse and worse to the point that it was causing him constant pain and his leg was bowed at an angle causing an even gait when he walked. The end result of the surgery, recover and physical therapy was amazing… nice straight leg and no more pain! I love doctors and technicians who will take the time to explain what you are seeing… it’s so interesting!

    1. How wonderful that Papa Bear is pain free and agile. I have learned to ask lots of questions of doctors and techs. Sometimes they want to do what I don;t want and if they don’t have really good reasoning as to why I should do as they say I will not. Not a doctor’s favorite patient!

    1. It’s one of those “if only” things in life. If only we knew then what we know now. Not about everything…that would make living too predictable and dull. We need a surprise now and then.

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