The Heart Surgeon after 23 hours (successful) Heart transplantation. hes assistant is sleeping in the corner.
Dr. Zbigniew Religa, 1987.
Sincerelly, everytime I see this photo (it’s been posted several times in several websites), I stop to think how hard it had and it has to be completing such a complicated surgery.
Imagine yourself doing a task for as long as 23 hours (I suppose with some breaks for eating something or going to the bathroom). Just put yourself in this doctor’s skin, standing in front of a man, doing every cut, every grip, every little task needed to fill a full 23-hour operation, having in mind that doing for example a cut may take just seconds; being completely focused for each of those hours, controlling every vital signal to make sure each step is done correctly, without doubting or trembling not even once in every crucial moment. You have to be incredibly prepared and focused to achieve a task like this one, just like the most elite athlete, or the best football player, or the fastest driver.