So it's lab week this week. It was actually lab week last week while I was off, but we got doubly slammed with CAP (national regulatory agency) and State inspections. It was grueling, but good. We tabled lab week, and are celebrating this week instead. It's not quite the same, but I'm here, and despite being busy, I'm loving taking breaks to eat breakfast with the lab techs (Strawberry milk yum!) and get popcorn in the break room (sponsored by the Baptist Health Foundation Thank You for the wonderful smells). I forgot my lunch the other day and used leftover pancakes - you're a pancake genius Greg - to make a peanut butter and homemade Kiwi jelly sandwich - thanks again Krista you canning genie it was amazing.
We were in Micro Q/A meeting this afternoon - an every other month endeavor where we discuss issues within the hospitals and talk about bringing up new tests. One of the techs took the floor to discuss the pros and cons of a new molecular test we are offering - she did some validation studies - and how best to introduce it to the hospital. It covers Tuberculosis - a dying bug for sure these days but you never know, like all other bugs, when it might pop up again and become relevant. Avian Flu. Swine Flu. No one can prevent or predict epidemics.
So when she was muddling over what to do out loud she posed the question. "Tb or not Tb." Everyone laughed.
I feel like I am approaching every situation like a Shakespearean play right now, so I was exponentially appreciative of the metaphor.