Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Your Own Heart on Display

This is from a BBC news article that made me realize that no matter how strange and miraculous life gets, it can always get a little more surreal....

Imagine seeing your own heart in a jar.

(And I thought seeing an X-ray of my foot was sorta nifty....)


Jennifer Sutton, 23, from Ringwood, Hampshire, successfully underwent an operation to replace her heart earlier this year.
She had developed a life-threatening condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy in her teens.
Now the original heart, which nearly killed her, has been put on temporary display by the Wellcome Collection in central London.
The exhibition explores the medical and cultural significance of the heart.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6977399.stm (Here's a link to the whole article.)

She said: "Seeing my heart for the first time is an emotional and surreal experience.
"It caused me so much pain and turmoil when it was inside me. Seeing it sitting here is extremely bizarre and very strange.
"Finally I can see this odd looking lump of muscle that has given me so much upset."


10 comments:

Tai said...

uuhhh...hmmm.
I just don't know what to say about that!

Crazy Me said...

That would TOTALLY freak me out!

Ms.L said...

I don't know whether I find that creeeeepy or fascinating...

Get Off My Lawn! said...

It would be cool if they wired it up so it could beat... I'd love to see my own heart beating and I'm sure there are many who would gladly show it to me.

Bella said...

OMG, I was gonna write the EXACT same thing as crazy me!!!!!

Pol* said...

And I thought seeing my mole in a dish was weird!

Jocelyn said...

That's, em, startling.

I still get unnerved when I look down and see my feet standing there.

Sugar Booger said...

Okay, it would be weird, yet as ms.l said, it would be fascinating too.

Dagoth said...

Hi Spider

I once saw my brain in a jar when Igor grabbed the wrong jar...:)

Anonymous said...

eww that was gross me totally out.