The Day Of The Operation Essay

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Having surgery and going under anaesthetic in another country is bound to induce fear. My eagerness to have the operation and my realisation of my nose dream seemed to blot out most fear. It's amazing what we can overcome when faced with something we really want to do. Given events moved quickly I hadn't given much thought to the actual operation itself which was for the best. Having just had a look at where Iran stands internationally in terms of hospitals and healthcare the search was futile. The methodology used to collect data for the statistics I found aren't sufficient enough for me to quote here. Given Iran is in my opinion a very closed off country in many respects how does this ...view middle of the document...

Upon arriving and registering your details you get a pink gown and slippers, not fluffy one's, plastic types, I still have them and right now I'm looking at them. I liked the pink gown and matching touch. The clinic itself was quite simple, nothing particularly fancy like you could get in a private cosmetic clinic in London, not that I've been to one, oh I have actually. When temping I did some data collection work in a Harley Street clinic and yes, it lived up to the image you have of those places. In this clinic there was a basic desk, women sitting behind it type formality and some plastic chairs. I got a private room with toilet which I could use prior to the operation. The main memory I have prior to surgery was Shahnaz using the public toilet before I was allocated my room. She had brown trousers on and I remember she managed to splash herself all up the insides of her trouser legs. She was laughing about it slightly embarrassed. But not really embarrassed in that shame type sense. More of a sniggering, school kid embarrassment that's let off a whoppie cushion and is now bowing their head's trying not to be seen. I have issues with the toilets in Iran and the splashing situation. It's not exclusive but a reason why I avoid public toilets in Iran.

All dressed and ready to go I was put on the trolley and wheeled in to the operating theatre. Probably this was the time when nervousness began to hit in. Or maybe repressed nervousness all came out in a sudden gush. A fear I have that I don't feel is uncommon is the fear of surgery but the anaesthetic not working. It's like a living nightmare the idea of being in surgery but awake able to feel and see everything but not be able to move or talk. Even when I imagine this it affects me and I feel for anyone who has gone through this experience.

So I was on the table and I remember they were putting an injection into...

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