scrubbing in

28 Mar

I scrubbed into my first surgery today.  Lucky for me, it was one of those 10-hour ones.  I loved every minute…except when I had to interrupt the surgeon while I was retracting the abdominal wall to ask if I could be excused.  Four hours of burning flesh, the scent just kind of hit me and, as I started to sweat profusely, I feared I might vomit inside of the body cavity.  Surgeons are pretty serious about maintaining a sterile field.


6 Responses to “scrubbing in”

  1. rick March 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    your story brings back memories :). it sounds like you’re doing great… loving every minute or not, i know the surgery rotation is a tough one!

    • annaojesus March 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

      RICK!!! SO wonderful to hear from you; and thank you for the encouragement! I’m not sure I’m a surgeon, but it really is unlike anything I’ve experienced. We miss you all in NC so much! How’s it going?

  2. Erica March 30, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Oh my god I love you. I think you madetheright choice…

    • annaojesus March 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      thanks so much love! i love you back 🙂

  3. LydiaJayne November 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I’ve been reading so many of your posts. Your blog fascinates me.

    • annaojesus November 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

      Hi! I’m so flattered! Thank you for reading and for your kind comment. I hope you’re well!

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