WARNING-Graphic, not meant for weak stomachs!
Not my cup of tea, but I did see some cool stuff. I seen a Hiatal Hernia Repair today, this one was really bad because the stomach was being turned a weird way. I didn't get to see the stomach part so I'm not sure. The first surgery was five long hours, talk about pain on the back, legs, and feet! The second surgery was about 2 1/2 hours. I honestly don't think I could do it, the circulating nurse had a stool to sit on...lucky her. We cut up, we laughed, I wanted to puke because the smell of burning flesh wasn't something I want to smell again. I laughed some more, then I felt incompetent some. Try putting a catheter in a 430 pound woman. Not fun, it was the FIRST catheter I have ever put in a person, let's just say I didn't quite make it in the right hole. It was dark, I was nervous the nurses were trying their hardest to lift on the belly....Oh wow, TMI. Well the blog does say Stethoscopes....that should have a been a warning that I might talk about some disturbing stuff! I will update as I go along, we start cardiac tomorrow! YIKES!
It is def nap time, I have been up since before 0500 and I am tired.