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A grandson's perspective

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0606263a (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:0606263a
  1. David S Y Chan, fourth year medical student1
  1. 1School of Medicine, Cardiff University

I warmly hugged and kissed her before she was taken into the anaesthetic room. Feeling a bit drowsy from the premedication, she flashed a smile, a reassuring one that comforted me. She waved goodbye to about 10 relatives who had come to wish her well. They knew she was in good hands—those of a renowned gynaeco-oncologist, who happened to be my dad's best friend from medical school. How strange it must have felt to be operating on his best friend's mum whom he has known for more than 20 years. The …

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