Descriptive Essay : ' Mouth Agape '

977 Words Sep 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Mouth agape, I laid on the blue, padded surgery table staring up eagerly at the ceiling. I was in hospital gown for the first time, tugging and pulling at its edges as it left bits and pieces of skin exposed to the frigid room. Still picturing my mother’s smile as I parted moments ago, I could tell she was worried, but I was not sure why. Despite only being five, the feelings of fear and trepidation were replaced by ones of curiosity and wonderment. Question after question rapidly fired in my head as I waited: What was going to be done? How was I going to feel? Would there be much blood? And most importantly, how it will put an end to my most feared nightmare at the time: The dreaded, frequent penicillin shots! I was excited and wondered if I get to see my tonsils after removal; I was told there were two of them!
Inquisitiveness has always been part of my character. Since adolescence, I always admired fundamental systems and their workings, in particular, the most complex of all, the human body. I have vivid memories of the day I was prepared for a tonsillectomy procedure, and it was not long after when my curiosity and desire to explore the human body, aided by a bit of familial guidance, was turned into passion for the field of medicine. Coming from an extended family of doctors and health professionals, exploring the wonders of medicine has always been a familial ritual.
Though I have faces adverse challenges in my personal life, immigration, changing major and starting…

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