Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cadavers...not so bad

Today was our first day looking at the cadavers in my anatomy class. I had it all worked up in my head that it was going to be super-gross and I was going to either pass out or throw up. When our teacher was telling us about who the three cadavers once were, I was feeling really upset. I mean, these were once living, breathing people with families and friends. And now they're lying on a metal slab in a junior college lab in various states of dissection.

Long story short, when we finally got in the cadaver lab, I was surprised by what I saw. The cadavers, which were embalmed and now spend most of the time in fluid to preserve them, resembled mummies from a distance. That actually made me feel better for some reason. Up close, it wasn't as gross as I imagined. The only time I kinda cringed was when I realized our cadaver Sarah had her eyes slightly opened and her eyeballs were still there. But overall it was kind of neat and I wished I could have stayed longer to look at all the muscles we were learning about today.

That was my excitement for the day. Tonight I rode the bike during Project Runway.

Today's stats:
Distance: 7.58 miles
Time: 30 minutes


Wes said...

I agree... Ewwww :-) Way to hang tough!

J~Mom said...

I remember having very similar when I looked at Cadavers before.