After deciding my career path, I knew it was time to take action. I had already gone once to a surgery last year, a liposuction and abdominoplasty, and I trusted that the best way to gain insight was through experiences.
I told my mother to gather up any possible contact she possessed that could help me enter the operation room of a surgery, and she successfully found out my grandmother once befriended a neurosurgeon, Azucena Dávila, so I decided to give her a call. Azucena told me she had two surgeries the next day, and that I could attend to one. A cerebral angiogram.
The doctor guided me through every step she went, helping me understand a little more about what was going on.
First she located and punctured the upper leg artery where the catheter would be connected. After doing so she began to guide the catheter across the patient's veins until it reached the carotid artery, where we were able to see an angiogram of her cerebral veins. After hours of examination, the doctors concluded the diagnosis that the patient had several cerebral vein malformations and an aneurism in the artery that lead to her brain.
They discussed about what action could be taken due to her condition, and finalised on the decision that she should go see a medic in the US.
The operation took about three hours to complete, however time flied as I was standing observant in that O.R. Maybe it was the thrill of the whole experience or the attention I was paying to the situation, but I couldn't shake the feeling of Inquiry had through and after the angiogram. So much information going through my mind it was tough to think of what to take away, however I must say my knowledge has been expanded massively.
I was truly impressed by the whole process of this operation, however I still must say I preferred the plastic surgery I attended to a year ago. I felt more adrenaline, more action, and the general process was much more interesting to my appeal. If anything this whole experience has in fact helped me narrow down my specialisation preferences and gain much more knowledge and interest in the whole field of medicine!
“The earth has music for those who listen.”