When the nurse is the surgical patient |The Change of Shift Podcast Ep 25.5

*Bonus Episode*

I chat with my friend Dr. Mike Sevilla. Mike is a family physician, social media guru, podcaster and long-time blogger. I decided to share my (surgery) story from start to finish.

Starting with the original knee injury (back on Christmas day 2015) up to my post-op struggles after experiencing my first surgical procedure on January 12th  a right knee meniscal repair via arthroscopy.

I share my feelings. Being on the other side of the bedside was surreal and very enlightening on many levels.

Including the self-induced sky-high levels of anxiety I had as well as the no-excuses transparent judgmental approach I had to the care I received as the patient.

I’ve been sharing all my ups and downs and behind-the-scene adventures on Snapchat [blog post]: Why Snapchat? The power of relationships.

But even after all the transparency, I still suck at being the patient [blog post]: Experienced my first surgery… and I’m still the worst patient.

This episode was dubbed Episode 25.5…. since it was a bonus episode in addition to my regularly scheduled weekly podcast every Wednesday.

I’ll probably have more of these bonus episodes.. while I’m on medical leave with this knee surgery.

As always thanks for tuning in. Don’t forget to download the Podcast:

cropped-Change_of_ShiftNEW11.jpgUntil next time, remember to CHECK YOUR OWN PULSE FIRST!

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