Anyway, it's gonna be a special Thanksgiving this year because my mom, sister are enroute from Malaysia as we speak. We'll be having dinner this weekend, along with my visiting in-laws. So, our house will see family for company!
One interesting work-related Thanksgiving issue that came up. I saw this guy with flushing and diaphoretic episodes yesterday. Probably nothing I can do from the endocrine standpoint, but I should at least try to rule out carcinoid. Sent him home with a urine container for 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA. And then I did a double take, and told him to do the collection only next weekend. Any other week I would not have made this an issue. Though not listed as one of those things that can interfere with the test, I figured with Thanksgiving and all, I didn't want the tryptophan-laden turkey to give a false positive. Perhaps that would be interesting research study?