Hi guys ,
This is yet another post of mine from my student years . I was in the mood for writing a light post and this is what my brain has come up with . Extremely light I suppose 😦
It was my first posting in the department of Oral Surgery . We were 6 in a batch and usually took turns to do the extractions . Only after an hour of viva every day were we allotted patients . Since we had a huge support system behind us I was never really worried but walking up to the patient each time did reduce me to a bundle of nerves . It was mainly because there was this list of complications I kept thinking about and did not want to end up hurting someone .
And so it was my turn , my fifth extraction . Clutching the notepad to my chest I walked over to my patient . He was in his teens and had a very badly decayed upper last tooth . I began taking the case history , we are supposed to take one before each case . It was then I asked
“Are you taking any medication or have you had any surgeries before ? ”
“No ” he said
“ Have you had any of your tooth extracted before ? ”
Without batting an eyelid he shot back , “ no , have you done any before ? ” …sarcasm screaming
“ Yes , four ” I said slightly embarrassed.
I quickly finished off the history and began the procedure , unfortunately I couldn’t complete it myself . I had to take my professor’s help.
It was just a conversation I had but I realised how important it was to be confident and and have it’s air surrounding you . Never let the world know of your fears . You can achieve only when you have faith in yourself and when you believe .