Friday, June 08, 2007

aural surgery

The other day, I was in a case where the patient brought in her own iPod. Apprently her daughter had made her a special playlist, and wanted to have it playing during the surgery. The surgeon was a good sport about the whole thing, since the case was under MAC, and agreed to hook it up to his portable speakers.

But it wasn't until the patient was being induced that the surgeon thought to ask, "So, how old is your daughter anyway?"

"She just turned fourteen."

"Hmmm." The surgeon looked like he was starting to regret granting her request. And after the second hour of listening to Hillary Duff and Avril Lavigne, we all sort of were.