Injury update: went to dr this am, took X-rays so I’m waiting on those results. Also he put me on crutches and said no weight bearing whatsoever for one week.
Debated going into work for the afternoon, but I’m on my patio in the sun right now and I don’t think work will be happening today. I slept crappy last night and I’m tired and crutches are a huge pain in the ass.
Saddest part - no soccer for 6-8 weeks probably. 😭
me Bucky,” he reached his hand out and she shook it.
How are you these days?” You had known Helen for so many years that the
formality of calling her ‘Doctor Cho’ had fallen away ages ago.
thank you. Captain Rogers mentioned your ankle?” Bucky set you down on her exam
table and Dr. Cho began looking at your sprained ankle.
“I twisted it
after an incident with a broken stiletto,” you explained. Dr. Cho took some
x-rays and determined that your ankle wasn’t sprained, but actually had a small
you’ve got to be kidding me,” you said, voice full of dread.
Y/N. I’m going to put you in a cast and I’d like to see some new x-rays in a
month. If I’m not in New York, Dr. Banner should be able to take the images and
send them to me,” said Helen.
“So I take it
I’ll need crutches then? Unfortunately, Bucky can’t carry me everywhere all the time,” you asked.
fracture is small enough that I think a walking cast would work well, so no
crutches, just a cane,”
CANNOT make me use a cane, Helen. You CAN’T,” your tone was so serious it
asked Helen and Bucky simultaneously.
everyone already calls me ‘Mom,’ and if I start using a cane the old lady jokes
will NEVER STOP—especially if Tony has anything to say about it,”
sorry to say it, but as a doctor I really think it’s the wisest choice,”
doll, if Tony bothers you, we’ll just bother him right back,” said Bucky,
flashing you a grin. Dr. Cho noticed his behavior.
you win. I’ll use it. I’m making it pretty though—rhinestones are going to be
involved and nobody can stop me!” you joked, and Bucky and Helen snickered. Dr.
Cho then cleared her throat and turned to Bucky.
you mind excusing us for a little while? Since I have Y/N here already, I’d
like to run some routine tests, and no offense, but it would be a little easier
to do so without an extra person in the room,” said Helen.
“You got it,
Doc. I’ll be up on our floor. Have FRIDAY holler if you need anything,” said
Bucky. He leaned over to kiss your forehead and then hopped in the elevator. As
soon as the doors closed, the woman standing next to you went from the
professional physician that everyone knew to the old friend you’d shared many
good times with.
“Y/N! You and
Bucky! You two are so perfect for each other! I mean, I don’t really know Bucky
but based on the way I’ve heard you and Captain Rogers talk about him he seems
like a pretty great guy, and he’s super
cute! Way to go!”
Helen. It’s still a pretty new thing…okay, it’s still a really new thing, but I think it’s going to be great. We’re both
really happy when we’re together. Now, about those tests?”
“Oh, I just
wanted to take a blood sample to check on the levels of serum in your system.
I’m really surprised Dr. Banner hasn’t been able to determine exactly what it
is since it’s not the same serum used on Bucky and Captain Rogers. Anyway, it
should be quick—I really just wanted Bucky to leave so I could pester you about
him. I’m leaving for Seoul tonight after Tony’s party and I wasn’t sure if I’d
see you there,” she smiled as she prepped a needle for the blood draw.
forgot that was tonight. Yeah, I’ll be there. I hear Thor will be there, too,” you winked at Helen as she finished up
the blood draw and started to fit you for the cast. She had a big crush on Thor
and as her friend, you felt obligated to tease her about it from time to time.
“Y/N, if you
tell anyone I like Thor I’ll shoot more old lady jokes your way than Tony ever
could,” With that, the two of you burst out in laughter. Helen handed you a boring,
it’s been a pleasure but I’d better go figure out what I’m gonna wear to Tony’s
party. I’m getting really sick of those things after all these years. Ah! There
I go sounding like an old lady again. I’ll see you at the party, Helen,” you
said before making your way to the elevator. Helen waved you goodbye as the
doors closed and you went back to your floor.
De humani corporis fabrica libri septum, 1543 (Latin for On the fabric of the human body in seven books) by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564).
The original wood block engravings for Vesalius’ great atlas of anatomy, De Fabrica, were destroyed in Munich in World War II. For my French teacher Dr. Dumas, the engravings were holy relics and in his grief and anger he became inspired to compile a new atlas of anatomy. It would be the best to date in the line of atlases that succeeded Vesalius’ in the four hundred years since De Fabrica.
Dumas found that drawings were superior to photography in illustrating the anatomy, and essential in elucidating cloudy X-rays. Dr. Dumas was a superior anatomist, but he was not an artist. To his greatgood fortune, he saw my schoolboy drawing of a frog, followed my progress and secured for me a medical scholarship, which is how I ended up studying at John Hopkins.
The celebrity dermatologist talks serum and lasers with The Sephora Glossy.
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Ghost Quartz: “Are these my X-Rays?”
Dr. Olga: “Of course. You’re ze very first Gem who has ze skeletal characteristics of a human. Even your organs are almost identical to a human. Most Gems do not have zese features und zey poof vhen injured. But, you heal by your energy. A very astonishing factor.”