Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The End is Near
The last 2 weeks of the year are pretty busy in the surgery department. It's the end of the year and everyone has their deductible met and now wants (or needs) to get their surgeries done. We cram, fill in, move around, and do "creative scheduling" to make it work. We work over most days and the call teams work late. So we may get grumpy, and for sure are tired, but we still manage to smile, do a great job, help as many people as possible and try extra hard not to kill any surgeons, tempting as it may be. The following pic is one of our nurses catching a quick sip of energy before one of her cases. Nurse S also is the author of this weird mask get up...lovely. Between the masks and the helmets of the space suit above, we look ravishing when we go home...or to the store. Of course, if the store is Wal-Mart, then we look over dressed...what is it with people wearing their PJ's to the store? Well, I digress...As I said, the following pic is not a made-up shot, it's how she really looked...I don't drink coffee or tea (I'm high on life), and maybe that's why I don't find the need to wear a get up like this!