In her three decades as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Jane Smith had seen it all. But even she was surprised when she was called to the Operating Room for an emergency surgery on a patient with a rare condition.
“It’s hardly brain surgery,” she thought to herself as she scrubbed in. But as she began the surgery, she realized that this was anything but a routine procedure. The patient’s rare condition made the surgery more complicated than she had anticipated.
She was sweating by the time she finally finished the surgery. As she stepped out of the OR, she was met by the patient’s family. “Thank you, Dr. Smith,” they said. “We know it was anything but easy.” “It’s all part of the job,” she replied. But in her mind, she was thinking, “It’s hardly brain surgery.