- When I did surgeries on my rats the other week, I one stabbed myself with a syringe (filled with saline and an antibiotic) that had already been in a rat.
- During those same surgeries, I stabbed myself with the suture needle twice (again, that needle had been in a rat before I put it in my finger).
- A couple weeks ago, someone held the door of our University open for me, so I ran, twisted my ankle on the uneven pavement, fell on the floor and scraped my knee (and embarrassed myself). Good thing my laptop and breast pump that I was carrying were still in one piece.
- This morning, when I was trying to cut a rat brain in two pieces, I wondered why the razor blade didn’t go through the brain as smoothly as it normally would, only to find out I had the razor blade upside down and instead of cutting the brain I was cutting my finger.
Edit: what my foggy postpartum brain forgot, but @tollkuhn kindly mentioned on twitter is that you’re given the Tdap vaccine (so not just tetanus) mostly to protect your baby from whooping cough. So that’s important not to decline!