I shadowed for the first time today, it was pretty chill. Just wanted to share some funny things that happened.
While the DPM and I were seeing a patient, he was sitting and I was standing, I leaned back on the wall for second; 5 minutes later, I feel something wet on my back and notice I leaned on the hand sanitizer dispenser and had it all over my shirt lol. Luckily that stuff dries fast.
Also, the doctor was performing an ingrown toenail removal. Something about the clicking noise that the clippers were making was really bothering me. Along with that, I was getting really claustrophobic and dizzy. I almost passed out lol. I'm still not sure what happened. I've seen tons of surgeries and even much worse things (internet
), but I guess its different in real life. Excused myself and went outside to get some fresh air. One of the medical assistants came out to check on me lol, afterwards they all had some jokes.
It was fun though, really enjoyed it. The doctor was a cool guy and offered to write me a letter of rec without me even saying anything. But man, type II diabetes patients...are they always this ignorant?