"You doing all right?"
"I guess," I said. "I'm a little nervous."
The nurse smiled. "You'll be fine. We're a well-funded institution, and we're doing OK for technology."
Somehow, for some reason, I was not reassured.
The mask was fixed on my face and I felt the cool injection of anesthetics into my IV line. "Breathe deeply," the nurse said. "And relax."
Someone else came in the room, a woman.
"Hey," she said.… Continue