Sunday, September 19, 2010
[Nurse Jackie - the future is health care]
Thanks to the lack of technology jobs and the relative abundance of health care jobs in the American economy today, I have decided to change careers. I am leaving computers behind and I am currently studying in nursing school.
I find the anatomy lessons to be not only informative but also very inspiring. The infinite wisdom exhibited by the human body is a remarkable testimony to the greatness of our Creator.
During the first anatomy lesson, the first thing the teacher did was to list all the vital organs of the human body. The only one she mentioned which surprised me was the pancreas. The pancreas weighs about 80 grams and lies between the stomach and spine. It is about 18 cm long and 4 cm wide. Apparently it is the smallest of our vital organs.
The pancreas does two different things: it secretes hormones into the bloodstream, such as insulin, and it secretes enzymes into the intestines which assist in digestion.
The pancreas is working away silently and invisibly every moment of our lives. If a person's pancreas were to be removed or to fail, death would soon follow, unless pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy and insulin injections are provided. Factories are needed to do what this little unsung hero does for us.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 3:09 PM