Unfortunately....I had to experience this today. As an anesthesia provider.....we put patients to sleep everyday and at the end of the case....we wake them back up. Simple...easy...for the most part. I have only been doing clinical rotations for one year...and I have always dreaded this day. Luckily..there was a large positive aspect to this case...the fact that this unfortunately young lady was giving 4 other people a second chance at life.
I know organ donation is a touchy subject to many people. And being a part of an organ donation (procurement) definitely leaves you with a knot in your stomach...and drains the emotions out of you. I didn't shed a tear...as many of us in the healthcare field have learned...death is a part of life. It was just the first time.....that I only got to deliver half of the anesthetic. Fortunately for me...it was no ones fault...not the surgeons fault...not my fault...and I think that makes it easier the first time. Also the positive aspect that this person is saving other peoples lives helps. However..it is still not easy...and I'm sure I won't have sweet dreams tonight.
On a MUCH MUCH Brighter note....P90X is AWESOMEEEEEE!!! THats all I can say about it. I can't wait to post comparisons at the 30 day mark! I love this program and recommend it to everyone out there who doesn't feel that running alone gets them "ripped". I can feel my shoulder getting stronger and stronger each day. My legs, my abs, my back, everything is tightening up. My diet has been much cleaner as well. I did a 6 mile run yesterday...but MAN is it hard to run in the heat. Hope everyone has a great week!!!!
p.s. I didnt know they really put tags on your toe before they take you to the morgue.. ...sorry..random