ooohhhh, i've got chills...
i did so love that job. i plan to one day be an rnfa.
my 1st case was a lap chole too. some days i'd swear we did only those!
i was scared to death, i wasn't sure that i could handle not re-applying my chapstick q 10 minutes! the heat was astounding, i prayed i wouldn't have to pee. i'd been lucky enough to watch 4 cases before thatone, but it didn't help me to set up the suction any better. i never thought we would get all those peripherals set up! the surgeon was an impatient short foreign doc, i just knew he was going to tell the circulator to 'get rid of that slow girl!' but after all was said and done, nothing contaminated, :hatparty: it was a success. and i was addicted. i guess it just fits in with my ocd too well to be responsible for all the instruments and sterile field.
good luck in your career! enjoy!