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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Chickens in the OR

I worked in the operating room today (and by work I mean watched). ::wink:: It was friggin awesome! Never mind the fact that I looked like a bunny gone bad. When they say you have to suit up in a bunny suit, there not kidding. It was literally a white, puffy, one-piece suit that zipped up the front...and being that I am only 5'3" I looked like I had a serious load in my pants. Why do they say one-size-fits-all? Ahh. Well, I figured if this was the worst, it can't be that bad. Wrong. The face masks they give you branch off the nose, making it look like you've grown an obscure beak. am i a bunny? am i a duck? am i just in need of some therapy? Luckily Dr. McDreamy wasn’t there. Sigh.

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.


Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

lol you crack me up. everytime you talk about this i am just amazed at how different we are! lol :) xo

7:29 PM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

wow! Can I just say that I am so envious of you right now! I can watch it all day on cable and never get enough of it. I know, I'm sick too, but the human body just amazes me so. All those veins, organs, bones, arteries, tendons etc.... I am so glad that you are truly enjoying your career path. :) Love hearing about your days :)

9:22 PM  
Blogger mrsskeels said...

Wow Aimee! I am jealous too! Sounds like you had a fabulous experience today. I'm so happy, even if McDreamay wasn't there. Chickens???? It is a sign.....

7:45 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

dr. mcdreamy *sigh*

9:42 AM  
Blogger Simply Me said...

It's one thing to dream of being in the OR with Dr. McDreamy but it's another thing when you are the one on the operating table and you don't know if Dr. McDreamy is your surgeon or if it is the Chicken. I envy you very much Aimee. Have fun and be serious about your dream.
Grandma Um

4:02 PM  

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