Saturday, February 9, 2013

In the past four weeks, I...

  • Scrubbed in on kidney transplants, liver transplants, living donor operations, and organ procurements
  • Rounded on a kidney transplant service 13 years to the day after receiving one myself 
  • Got in way over my head in the OR 
  • Told a patient that the lump in their neck was probably cancerous 
  • Plowed through a 1,000 page pediatric hepatology textbook 
  • Lived in New York for the first time and realized why it's one of a kind (in a good way!)
  • Worked with people from 10 different countries 
  • Got to tell two teenagers "Here's my deal: I've been there" and that having an organ transplant may be rough, but you can still live your dreams
(reposted from my Facebook page, so a few hundred of my "friends" have heard this one already!)