My 9 hour surgery? CANCELLED.

I woke up at Dark O’Clock and downed some coffee before shuffling off dejectedly to the OR.  And I stood politely off to the side for about an hour while Events Unfolded and the decision was finally made to cancel the case.

I can’t even begin to describe how I felt walking home.

The best part is that cancelling the case was the best possible outcome for the patient, so I don’t even have to feel guilty.

Now I just have ED call tonight and tomorrow – and then Nightmare Week is over!

This is the best day ever.

7 thoughts on “My 9 hour surgery? CANCELLED.

  1. Congratulations! Did you feel like a giddy little kid who just found out they got a snow day? 🙂 By the way, I’m really enjoying your blog. Not only is it highly entertaining, I’m digging all the A&P/academic help and commentary too.

    • Yes, it was totally a snow-day! Don’t listen to anyone who tells you they can’t happen as a grown-up! 🙂

      Thanks so much! I feel like I should put some more A&P stuff in here if people are digging it, haha.

    • Hah, yup. Normally I would’ve been – but I sort of over-caffeinated myself to get mentally and emotionally ready for the surgery, so I was in a gung-ho sort of mood.
      So instead of going back to sleep, I went to the clinic and did all the work I was supposed to do TOMORROW morning.

      And now I get to sleep in tomorrow morning! 🙂 So it all worked out in a pretty awesome way.

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