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89. Thank God He Wasn’t Alive

I’m not quite a surgeon but I received some medical training. I was bisecting someone’s leg and I hadn’t realized that the person had a metal rod through their femur.

I’m not a construction worker, so I don’t know why I did what I did…but surgeons must press on. So, I did something that no one in the OR could have predicted.

They all just stared at me with their jaws to the floor. I proceeded to cut through the bone with a metal saw. Sparks were flying everywhere and before long, my blade broke.

Luckily, I was standing off to the side instead of directly behind the blade as it flew backward and hit the wall. The clothes the person had been wearing were lying underneath the body and caught a spark.

My “Oh, God, what have I done?” moment only lasted a second. I was able to douse the person with the water hose before a large fire could start.

Fortunately, the person I was operating on was deceased…or I would have been in big trouble.



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