Recently in the course of a busy clinic day I entered a room to perform a vasectomy. The patient was all set up for the procedure and as I moved the instruments closer to the table, I asked if he had any questions for me before we started. He said, “No, I’ve been through this before.”
I asked, “How do you mean?”
He said, “I’ve already had a vasectomy before…and a reversal…by you.”
“Did it work, I hope,” I asked.
“Oh yes, we have two boys thanks to you.”
After the procedure I “re-met” the wife and saw the pictures of their children. The couple was very gracious to me. I was moved by their gratitude. This sequence of events certainly made my day and maybe my month and presented itself as a total surprise.
The kind of surprise one loves!