A Piece of My Mind Section Editor:
Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
I couldn't believe what just happened. I closed my eyes and hoped it
was a nightmare so that when I looked again, I'd find myself at home in my
bed. Instead, there was a jagged scalp wound and a sobbing patient.
Stop the clock. Go back just a couple of seconds. Please don't let this
be happening. I sat quietly beside the patient, unable to move. My hearing
started to fade as the examination room darkened around the edges. Putting
my head between my knees, I vowed not to lose consciousness.
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