Head Lice….

In my real life I work in a children’s hospital. Years and years ago I was working on the surgical ward. We had sent a child to the operating theatre for surgery, I can’t remember what, but I recall it was complex surgery.  I suppose it always is with children. Anyway…an hour or so later the surgeon stormed on to the ward.  He was furious. He was absolutely livid. He was so angry the words were not coming out of his mouth in a comprehensible order. He face was purple, the veins in his neck were bulging to the point of looking as though they would explode….

It transpired that he was half way through micro surgery, reconnecting some vessel back to another vessel, using a microscope strapped around his head to enable him to see close up. At more or less the same time, one of the patients head lice decided to go for a walk, directly across the field of vision of the surgeon, thus making it appear the size of a fully grown African Elephant. allegedly the scream the surgeon bellowed out, sounded like the call from a fully grown African Elephant…

So is you head itching now?

Thanks to   and for reminding me of this little story 


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