Most recent reality check
I called my family the other day to check in and when I talked with my grandmother she offhandedly told me she had intended to give me her brain in her living will so I could learn more about the family.
I was touched, I was honored, and then I was deeply saddened.
I’ve seen many cadavers, prosected many bodies, and forgot just how desensitized it made me sometimes.
I know in my heart I could never prosect someone I knew and loved. I would never be asked to but the though rang strong in my mind.
As I move forward in healthcare I will try my best to keep this memory strong to mitigate a tendency toward becoming jaded.
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