"calm in the operating room"

Patient story: "Peace in the operating room"

My Mangomoment was the moment right before my surgery. I was in the operating room and nerves were coursing through my body. I felt very anxious because so much happens in the operating room. You want to keep an eye on it all and follow it all but you can't. My doctor came in just before I was put under anesthesia. She came and stood next to me, she said her name and called my name. Then she quietly watched the preparations in the room, stayed next to me and put her hand on my shoulder. That gave me so much peace that I could let it all go. I was taken care of, in every way....

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