"Be like a duck. 🦆 Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath."
Hats off to people who can keep their cool, but as soon as I'm the one with the scalpel or suture needle, my mind runs a million miles an hour. "Stay sterile. Don't cut too deep. Avoid the anterior jugular vein. Take even bites. Try not to let anyone see me shaking. Keep track of the landmarks."🙈
🤣 I try my best to stay calm while still working hard to be teachable. Despite my nervousness, all the docs I work with are incredibly helpful teachers (thank goodness!)