Monday, February 05, 2007

George Transplantation Service


Leonardism...right now in class we are studying nephrology. Recently we had a kidney specialist come and speak to us about the many options available for patients with advanced kidney disease. She spoke at length about dialysis, and then proceeded to talk about kidney transplants. "Luckily" she said, "studies have shown that transplantation with compatible kidneys from non-related donors like a friend or a spouse can be just as effective as from a related donor." I was paying really close attention, so it took me a minute to notice that Leonard had begun to lovingly stroke my waist. I gave him the look that says "we are in class so no funny business!!" Leonard wasn't looking at me, however, instead he was drooling and glaring at my side. With a rabid dog-like madness in his eyes, he exclaimed in his creepy voice that I liken to a mixture of Count Dracula and Mr. Burns "Yes, yes, that's right. In due time you'll be all mine!!" No worries, Leonard. My bloody pulsating kidney is all yours if you ever need it.