Chickens in the OR
Once in the OR, I quickly observed two things. Most surgeons have really hairy arms, and the scrub tech has an awesome job! Here I am working on my lil' four year degree and I envy the girl who gets to hand the doc his scalpel. And yes, they really do say ‘scalpel.’ It's great! So, basically this chick goes to school for one year, learns the names of the tools and how to count towels, and she gets to sit in on the best surgeries EVER!!!
Anyway, I did think about Dr McDreamy while I was there, since the first two cases we saw were neuro. I won’t go into detail about them but I will say this much—we saw a craniotomy, ventricular shunt replacement, and total thyroidectomy. Did I mention how much I love nursing? I will end the recount of a fabulous day on this note—right before we left the surgeons began talking about chickens. Chickens…of all things. Surgery and chickens. I think it’s a sign.