Saturday, October 1, 2011

Daunting Day Surgery

     Maybe it's because I've watched too many movies or television series revolved around medical trauma that planted the fear of surgery in me. I know it's completely illogical and I have absolute faith in our medical system, however those daunting thoughts still occupied my mind. I had to undergo an umbilical hernia, a very common and easy day surgery.  
     The nurse walked me into the very sterile surgery room.  Bright lights, medical equipment, and a sea of green scrubs occupied the room.  Despite all of the warm and comforting words from the nurses and doctors, tears still managed to roll down my eyes as I laid on the surgery bed.  The anesthetist donned a Darth Vader gas mask over my nose and mouth, and gently asked me to take deep breaths.  The next thing I knew, I was in recovery awoken to the sounds of "are you feeling ok?"
    Surgery really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it has made me re-think elective cosmetic surgery...maybe those body parts I once disliked really aren't that bad after all:)



Heather said...

surgery freaks me out too - I had two c-sections and it's the risk of infection that scares me the most...flesh eating disease AAH!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog;)