When Jenna (PA) told me that the next day I would be coming to watch surgeries, I was beyond excited but also nervous. I have never had surgery, nor had I ever watched one. I was not sure how I would feel when I saw the doctors inside of a person's body, and I was nervous that I might hate it and get sick. I hoped that I would love it, because if I didn't, I would have to rethink my decision to become a doctor in my future.
I imagined that we would go into a patients room and wheel them into surgery and watch the entire process. I thought that I might not see very many surgeries, and the day would be slowly paced.
Prior to coming, she told me to make sure I ate a good breakfast and got enough sleep the night before.