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AbbyThomas

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  1. Hi everyone, I’m not a PA, but I hope to one day go to PA school, but lately I've been very nervous about the whole idea. I’ve thought that maybe it’s not for me since I'm not good in the OR. I’m a high school student that is lucky enough to have a class that allows me to get volunteer/hands-on experience with the local hospital. A few months back I was in the OR watching a severe burn case where most of the patient’s body had third degree burns. As I was watching the surgery I felt very nauseous and felt like I was going to pass out ( i ate before going in). This was my first and last experience in the OR. I was very shocked about how my body reacted because I have watched many surgeries in videos I've seen in class and never have felt woozy. I even felt dizzy while watching the anesthesiologist check the urinary drainage bag (I've had my fair share with them and emptied more than i can possibly remember). The anesthesiologists even said me being PA isn’t a good idea which was unfair because it was my first time viewing a surgery. I think a huge reason was that im an over thinker and convinced myself I was going to pass out even though I wasn't. If anyone has any advice on what I should do about this or Maybe had a similar experience I would love to know. I hope everyone has a great day.
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