Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Turn your head and cough, please!" Day17- I'm so sorry I'm late....

Today was my longest day in the hospital and I did the least I ever did in a day. Go figure. I was in the hospital from 7:30AM-5:30PM.

We had two DaVinci operations. A guest professor was there to help out and watch. I sat around the...whole...time. I had to fight falling asleep. Luckily the guest professor mentioned he was tired too. :)

I did use my time to organize a few things. Chief asked me if I knew anybody who does video recording and editing. Luckily for me, I just met a guy who does that yesterday. What a cawinkydink. I hope my connections for him will be rewarded with connections he has in the states for me ;) 

I made a coffee date with a friend at 5:30PM. This planning took place at 2PM when I was beyond confident that I would make that appointment. By the time the second DaVinci was done it was 3:30. So still two hours to go...okay...I can make it. Then Dr.H and I started an operation that he said would take an hour. Ok good, I'll be out by 4:30 and still good to go.

Dr.H and I worked micro-surgically on a varicocele. This is a condition in which the veins of the testis dilate and feel heavy to the guy. Almost always on the left side due to the anatomy difference of the veins. I thought we would have to remove all the veins but in fact, you just sever the veins and coagulate them which breaks them done. Apparently that is enough. We used a standing microscope because Dr.H was not all too down for this variation (from what seemed to be from the 1980s or older):

Why Hellloooooo!

Reality hit. I didn't get out of the OR until 5:32PM. To make matters worse, my phone was dead so I had no way of contacting my friend. The only option I had was to ride my bike as fast as possible. Luckily my friend waited the 20 minutes I was late. I don't think this will be the last time I either am late for an appointment or miss an appointment due to my work. It's unpredictable. I apologize in advance if I ever have to cancel on you.

I sadly have nothing interesting to tell except for that. I thought about telling you all about how one of the OR nurses pissed me off but I figured I should get over it and I'm also sure it'll happen again and I'll want to vent ;)

Baci, V

1 comment:

  1. Good for you to let it go!Some things are worth it to get upset about and some are simply not worth the time or energy!Good for you!