Commando Surgery

#DrawingOnAnxiety (13)

Good intentions

Not sure if you’re ready for this, but it was what it was!

A new named-nurse system was introduced during my time in the High Dependency Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital. After 10 hrs in theatre with my first named-nurse patient, who was suspected as having cancer of his lower tongue. He lay there unrecognisable, with the lower half of his face laying on his chest and twice the frozen tumour biopsy results were relayed over the intercom, as ‘Nothing Abnormal Detected’ (NAD) for cancer. The feeling of relief amongst me and all the other staff when his 3rd biopsy confirmed it was indeed cancer, felt so very wrong. So,…I drew this!


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