When Student Nurse becomes the PT

  1. I thought that nothing phased me (especially after seeing a nephrectomy complete with squirming intestines during my OR Rotation in Feb.) anymore when it came to blood guts and gore.
    After a day of ENT surguries during my ambulatory surgery externship this past week, I went to have a Fibroma that I have been picking at out of nervousness removed from my arm. Figured I have no problem watching this minor surgical procedure on my arm.
    WRONG...
    The second my doctor starts to make the cut into my anestised right arm, I pass out. Go figure.
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  3. by   J Lynn
    Passed out....huh.:chuckle I don't know why, but it always seems that we could watch mutilation happen to anyone else but ourselves.
  4. by   Adam D. RN2005
    You're absolutely right about that. This was actually the first time that I was able to watch the doctor remove something from me. All the other times, they have been on my back and such.

    But I can laugh at the fact I passed out. But some of my friends are not letting me live it down.

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