some advice from the anesthetist at our tutorial this arvo
1. always give local anaesthetic before putting in a cannula
2. always have lunch, if not a beer would help
3. have a plan. be systematic
As i unwillingly extricated myself of ICU, walking thought those swing doors, i saw the family room with crying relatives. Thr waiting room with a woman wiping her tears and the corridor outside aka hospital street, with more relatives looking anxious/sad.
it greatly affected me, so went to the cafe downstairs and bought a $6 cookies and cream cake.