I am SO NERVOUS. My dreams last indicated so. But I didn’t feel it until just now while looking up / confirming I know things like pubic tubercle, mid-axillary lines, aponeurosis, inguinal canal vs femoral canal…. I’m worried I’m gonna blank. I’m scared of botching a cut so badly there’s no recovering. This is a human body! It’s not like we can just go out and get a replacement if I screw up!!
I know I’ll be fine. I know there will be help and guidance. But that doesn’t calm my nerves yet. Today is my first time dissecting / prosecting / cutting into a cadaver. A real dead human. As Amber said this morning: “That’s creepy and gross”. It is, and yet also so fascinating! Her “feel better” statement to me was “at least it’s not a living human!” No blood. Whew?