I ran a poll in the OR lounge this week.
I wanted to give my teammates a choice.
Because I want to bake each theme of cookie.
I gave them the choice of literary cookie, that is cookies or described in books.
Or international cookies.
The poll was up all week.
And international had edged it out yesterday afternoon so I started making mental plans for international cookies.
And then, in a come from behind win, literary edged international out by 2 votes.
I scrapped my plans to make tiramisu cookies and started planning literary.
Sometimes that happens during surgery too.
The pre-op diagnosis that we all discuss and talk about during the pre-procedure time out proves to be wrong.
And that simple appendectomy for simple appendicitis turns into not appendicitis and a bigger colon resection.
In life, in the kitchen, in the OR, you have to learn how to roll with the punches.
To be nimble and not get your head caught up in the ‘this isn’t the way it was supposed to be’ trap.
Because Murphy lives in the OR.
And loves to fuck with OR people.
I’ll get to international cookie theme sometime or other.
Maybe in 2022.
The rest of the months of the year are planned already.
Or I could throw out the plans and do international.
Have to be nimble in this day and age.