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J U N E 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 1 1 5 N ow that electives are back on, I've become nostalgic for insanely packed days of 25-plus surgeries with four rooms humming, nurses crisscrossing the hall and a waiting list of add-on cases. Here's what else I'm looking forward to experiencing again soon. Relaxing in recovery. PACU staff do a great job of getting patients up and moving, and discharge them as soon as it's safe to do so. Still, there's always one patient who doesn't grasp the concept that outpa- tient facilities perform same-day surgery. You know what? I can't wait to remind Amenity Andy that he shouldn't confuse our four-star serv- ice with the Four Seasons. Smart-aleck surgeons. Early this year, before the virus struck, I grew irritated with a fresh-faced surgeon who was wet behind the Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Even the most difficult aspects of OR life hold a certain appeal. Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN TRUE LOVE There's nothing better than working in surgery, even on the toughest day.

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