This photo is from 2015 and I’m with my girl Antionette (@clubphillyforensics). I’ve been working with her for years spreading autopsy love in Philadelphia!
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This is the pillowcase of an elderly man who killed himself. His wife recently passed away and his family was talking about putting him in a nursing home. He didn’t want to go.
Note the outline of his head and ear. You can even see the watch he was wearing on his arm at the time of death.
This case is crazy!
I’m not a huge fan of posting imaging unless all of you can kinda figure out what is going on.
This is a 94 year old woman who presented to the emergency room with nausea and vomiting. Doctors did imaging and saw this! That giant, speckled, encased object is her colon! Impacted with poop!
Unfortunately there was nothing they could do for her. They made her comfortable and she died within 36 hours.
This patient had just gotten off work and hadn’t eaten all day. She got dizzy and fell, hit her face on a table, and her canine tooth went all the way through her lip! (3 stitches outside and 4 inside)
This patient was wearing brand new pajamas that she got as a Christmas present. She did not wash them prior to wearing them. She had a severe allergic reaction which landed her in the hospital with an epinephrine shot and 2 bags of IV steroids! Her entire body was swollen and one huge hive showed up on her foot that was so bad she couldn’t walk!
I’m skipping Forensic Friday tonight to tell you about a very special person, who was not only pivotal in my career, but also a pioneer in the field of autopsy!
This is Frank! I met Frank over 10 years ago as a PA student. Shortly after meeting him, he became one of my mentors, both in pathology and in life. Tonight was Frank’s retirement party. He worked at the same hospital for 52 years doing autopsies. 52 YEARS! And before that his dad did the autopsies there! Frank has some crazy stories with all of that experience! My favorite might be that one time he had to autopsy a frozen body🤷🏻♀️🤣. One thing that impressed me the most in my training was his ability to take off the rib cage of a person by placing a giant knife along the length of the rib cage where cartilage meets bone and smacking down. I never got that technique down! Could be my weak lady arms or my secret love for using giant lopping shears to take off the ribs.🤷🏻♀️The biggest thing I have learned from Frank is life lessons. How to be a decent person. How to be classy. Not to sweat the small shit, but most importantly not to let haters keep me down.
Through adversity Frank has ALWAYS taken the high road. He is well loved and one of my favorite people.
I wanted to show you guys this little present I made Frank! A picture frame complete with autopsy tools we may or may not have used together🤪! Tonight I got to spend some time with his lovely family and hear the speeches of what a great husband, father and coworker he is. His daughter Monica said she never really knew exactly what he did for a living until she started seeing photos that a post here! I think she looks at him a little differently now💀🔪! Super fun night, got to see a lot of faces I missed working with. Luckily all the jerks stayed home😜. Happy Retirement Frank! Can’t wait for our afternoon hangouts!
“The only way to get a dildo that is stuck up your ass out is to stick another one up there”~said no one ever🚫🍆🍆🍑