Question of the day

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?

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18 Responses to Question of the day

  1. pammy wammy says:

    Turn away.I hate needles

  2. SKL says:

    I don’t think I’d like it. The sight of blood makes me lightheaded. Or is it just my own blood (think bloodmobile)? I do have an iron stomach but I’d have to have a good reason to want to watch gore. As for getting a shot, I don’t like them even though in most ways I’m rather tough. Something about someone else inflicting pain on me when I don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen. And they always seem to be trying to shove that needle halfway through the bone. Don’t they?

  3. SanityFound says:

    Turn away? Huh? I RUN!

  4. holeycheese says:

    I would want to observe, because I find it interesting.. but only if not on myself. But I know from experience that I would probably pass out anyway.

  5. Laura (LS) says:

    Heh. Guess I’m the unique one here. I’m fascinated by the whole process. I couldn’t wait to assist in surgeries when I worked as a Veterinary Technician… it was fascinating, to say the least.

    Now, with my husband going through procedure after procedure, I find that my fascination has only increased. I’m right there with the doctors, looking at x-rays, CAT Scans, MRI Pics, etc., asking questions and getting the most amazing answers. It’s really cool that when a doc finds that you are curious, or know even the smallest bit about what they’re talking about – they open up completely. I have learned SO much. One of the docs even showed me Sparky’s MRI Pics and said, “Ok, show me where the problems are”… and I DID!!!

    So, yeah, I’d totally watch.

  6. Just a Mom says:

    I would love to watch as long as it was on a stranger!

  7. Sue says:

    I work in surgery, so I get to watch and get my hands dirty!!!! I love my job! It is rewarding and fascinating. What the human body can do is truly amazing. We can open someone up who is having abdominal pain for maybe the last week and find cancer everywhere or we can do a joint replacement on someone who’s so arthritic and worn away that we wonder how they managed. People sometimes ask me if I’d ever go back to school and I would like to be a nurse, but only in the OR. And even then I’d miss being right in the action so for now I’ll keep doing what I’m doing!

  8. K. Trainor says:

    If I tried to watch, I’d be hitting the floor in short order. I can’t do real blood.

  9. mssc54 says:

    I actually DID watch part of a surgery I had on my ankle.

    I shattered my ankle and both the (lower) bones in my right leg.

    They gave a couple of shots at my hip joint and left me awake with one of those blue sheets up. I sat up on my elbows for a bit and watched what I could.

  10. mssc54 says:

    OH! I did watch the last two cecessarians my wife had.

    I got some really cool pics. First was when daughter had just her head sticking out of her belly. I have 19 sequential pics complete with “drippings” when the doc held her up and said “it’s a girl”.

    I never realized they actually removed the uterus from the belly to stitch it back up before putting it back in.

    I got a real close up of that… kinda looked like a football. lol

  11. Amy Hunter says:

    I also worked in a veterinary clinic a long time ago, so I’ve seen surgery on animals. Surgery days were always the most fun. I’m not sure how I’d feel about watching surgery on a person. I think it would both bother and fascinate me at first, then I’d get used to it and simply be fascinated.

  12. Sue says:

    mssc54, not every doc takes the uterus out of the body to sew it up. It depends on how they were trained. Some women complain of it being uncomfortable and feeling sick to their stomaches when the doc puts the uterus back in. How can it not be when you’re shoving an organ back through a hole that’s not nearly big enough!

  13. Joy says:

    mssc and Sue…..eeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! TMI!!!

  14. mssc54 says:

    Yeh, I guess that make sense. I remember my Mrs. saying something about that.

    My Mrs. gynocologist’s name used to be…. are you ready for this?

    Honest to goodness…

    Dr. Finger! 🙂

    My daughter used to see a Dermatologist by the name of ….

    Dr. Crater.

    Honest, I’m not making this up.

  15. Joy says:

    That’s hilarious mssc!! My gynecologist name used to be Dr. Bong!! Not a body part but funny just the same back in the 80’s.

  16. Tessa says:

    Eric and I watched our babies’ circumcision, so that answers the question!! I wouldn’t watch that again, but I am always curious to see how things are done!
    I have thought of being a doctor many times, so I love that stuff!!

  17. Tessa says:

    WOW I didn’t know some took the uterus out during that either! Crazy. Sue I am jealous of your job!! Sounds fascinating and fun.

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