medical procession

I went for my 6 month appointment with my surgical oncologist yesterday. He practices at UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical Center) which is a teaching hospital. That teaching component is essential for getting the best care, because they are always on the cutting edge of medical progress. (pardon the cutting pun)

I arrived and followed the nurse back to the little examination room. Thankfully it was at the end of the hall and had an entire wall of windows. It was clean and bright and sparse. Since it was a sunny, blue-skied day, I had an enjoyable wait for the doc.

I changed into my little gown (not in front of the windows, duh) and sat on the table reading a magazine, a curtain partitioning me from the door.

After a while, there was a light knock on the door and a muffled voice asked if I’d finished changing. I said I had and the door opened. In walked my doctor, followed by a line of people in white coats! Like a mother duck leading her ducklings each one behind another, it was a medical procession of the medical profession!

I think there were 8 residents, a nurse, the doctor and me! 11 of us in that little room with only a hospital gown between us!

Thankfully they were all respectful and quiet – hanging on to every word spoken.
I didn’t mind their presence as I believe my doctor is the best surgical oncologist in Omaha. I wanted them to glean from his expertise as well as his manner with patients. How else will they learn?

(I was just glad they weren’t all hovering overhead as he did the exam. What a relief!)

Good news was given; my heart was lightened, and now it’s over for another 6 months.

These residents will probably all be full-fledged docs by then and by my next visit there will be a new crew of prodigies following behind the lead man. What a great system!

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4 Responses to “medical procession”

  1. jonathan Says:

    great line:
    “it was a medical procession of the medical profession!”


  2. Nicolette Says:

    I laughed out loud when I read this one. It sounds like you gracefully handled your new gang of friends. I am so thankful your heart is lightened and that this exam is no longer looming over you. Hallelujah!

  3. Michelle Saub Says:

    So grateful for your great news!!! Thank the Lord for healing!!!

    Thanks for being so positive about the teaching institution atmosphere. Not everyone can embrace that as you have. More often, people complain about the “loads” of people in and out of their rooms. I am so grateful for the teachers and the wonderful people I have come into contact with in that setting.

    Bless you, bless you!!!

  4. Jenn Says:

    Awesome. Praise the Lord!!!

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