Since this forum category is under "mind, spirit and body", I am thinking this is the best place for it.
For most of us, the longest time we spend with our OS or NS is when we are knocked out and on the table! Here is a doctor that meets you once or twice, see's the inside of you, and agrees to do the surgery. I had a weird thought today. What do they really "think" of us when they do their magic (hopefully magic) on us?
As a Flight Instructor, I've had doctors as students, as a charter pilot and commuter (smaller aircraft) I've had doctors, so lots of interaction with them - very few of those doctors by the way were surgeons. I've heard a lot of their "letting their hair down" about this poor patient, or this troublesome one (diagnosis hard to find), their love of the job, some the hate of it etc.
But... I really wonder what a surgeon thinks of the person on their table? I know in a lot of cases they don't even see the patients face, some don't want to see the face - I guess that makes it too personal then? I know a lot on here are nurses, and some surgical nurses. Any insight here? Is it all professional, or do they crack jokes about our parts, or talk family stuff ??? Dunno, it was just a passing thought that I grew interest in sharing.
PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.