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The Toughest Time in My Life as a Surgeon

As I operate in a respirator on a potential Covid patient my surgical team faces such personal risk.

I can not breathe well as the headlight blocks the airflow.

I can not see well as the plastic is cloudy and my loops fog up.

The light blurs as a yellow reflection blinds me on the plastic.

The heat of the light burns my eyes.

The most complex time of my life as a surgeon.

The greatest risk I have my team has faced. It weighs so heavy on my heart.

Yet…I can hardly wait to start this daily journey again…


Dr. Perry Mansfield in full surgical gear for operating on COVID patients