This is week 2 of our theoretical Anaesthesia block. I’ll admit I haven’t been attending much class.
But mostly, it’s that when I attend class I fall asleep. Ironic, no?
The work is REALLY difficult, no matter what nonsense people spew about anaesthetists. But it is rather boring. I’m having a really bad attitude regarding this, which is terrible. That’s why I forced myself to sit down and study and managed to finish a seventh of the work. If I carry on like this I’ll have an additional day to consolidate before my test.
It’s actually thanks to Mom that I had the energy to do ABC (Apply Bum to Chair).
She told me how she didn’t really like her OBGYN while she was pregnant with my little brother – a factor that can increase anxiety during surgery. During her elective C-section the anaesthetist talked to her throughout the procedure, and at some point she said she was feeling nauseous. A minute later he asked if the nausea was gone. When she responded in the affirmative he said he had given her some IV medicine.
After yesterday’s study session I think he gave her a phenothiazine. The guy was just doing his job, but he was being NICE about it, and did his best to keep my mom relaxed.