maybe i’m not enjoying my surgery posting because i had two failed attempts to get into the theatre and watch a surgical team at work. i was to blame for both times – i wouldn’t dream of blaming anyone else *koff*otsisters*koff* – but i finally managed to step into an ot for the second time in my life yesterday and watch a wide local excision of a breast lump from start to finish.
the most impressive thing was how orderly the entire operation was. the team moved like fluid around the room. every piece of gauze was arranged in rows of 5 and accounted for. no one touched anything with their bare hands. everyone knew what his or her role was and took it seriously.
it was an obsessive compulsive personality’s dream.
just for that, i’m putting surgery back on the list.