Not much unusual going on today for me. Work was work – except that I got a call from a sick assistant this morning early. She sounded awful. There seems to be a flu like illness going around. One of my partner’s assistants was also home because one of her kids was ill, so we were really short staffed. I think this flu must also be affecting patients because there werer sure a lot that did not show up in the last few days.
Tomorrow morning bright and early I will go to spend another half day in the operating room. And I will be without my assistant unless she makes a very speedy recovery. That will be interesting. Dental assistants are soooo much help and I am used to working with one. And time is always at a premium in the OR. My dental therapist is going with me tomorrow but she has never been in the OR before so I will have to show her what is the correct procedure for setting up and such and that is the part of the whole procedure that I am not used to having to do. As I say it may be an “interesting” morning. Three kids to do and I don’t want to end up not being able to start my final and biggest case because I have run out of time. Those OR nurses can be real bears when it comes to keeping a tight schedule!