Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FIRST CUT!!

Dear Diary,

Today I had the chance to make my first scalpel to skin incision. M.C was very nonchalant about the whole thing. I had set up the tray as per usual (thanks to years of nursing and having to set up many a tray for minor ops) and then he just casually said to me, "okay, so work away there...get a blade for yourself..."

Yeah, I tried to play it cool but I am fairly sure that the eyes-popping-out-of-my-head-with-questioning-stare gave it all away.

He smirked and pretended to have something to do away from the patient while I went about (excitedly) excising my first skin tag.

This was followed by a sebaceous cyst excision and another skin tag removal (of a patient I had seen 1 month ago and booked for the procedure). She said she hadn't felt a thing, and that I was worth every penny that he was paying me. HA! I shall never let M.C live that one down.

I was pleased to learn that I have a steady hand and do indeed get a rather large kick out of cutting people (in the socially acceptable cutting to cure sort of way). I am sure that such a milestone is something you never forget. Course I am happy that this happened in one of my favorite little hospitals, on Valentine's day nonetheless.

Today was a good day.

Sincerely,

ABB




6 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Awesome. You rule. Just the first of many incisions to come.

:-)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

"Unfortunately, he became the first patient in history to die of blood loss during routine removal of a 5mm skin tag, but hey, that's how I'm learning"

Justin said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how rewarding that must feel, especially when accompanied by patient praise. Way to go!

nicenurse said...

nice work!

Knot Telling said...

Whee! Well done!

Elizabeth Shouldice said...

For Easter, I wish you an abscess.