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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Singing, singing of you...

  The operating room is cold, sterile, and uninviting.  Often, just before a patient is 'drifted off to sleep'  for a surgical procedure, we encourage them to make themselves a bit more comfortable--- if only in their mind.  Recently, a young college football player was in my care and I said something like, "Pick out a good dream to have."
   Anesthesia added as they pushed propofol, "Are you going to the Bahamas, or some place warm?"
   "Nah."  His lips rose into a gritty smirk, his eyes started to roll back, and he whispered (as if riding into the sunset that very moment), "I'm headed out West."
   Made my day.

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