- Created on Sunday, 09 April 2017 23:00
On a Saturday afternoon when football fever was running high in South Bend, Indiana, a Notre Dame student was brought into the hospital -- where I was on duty as a nurse. He had acute appendicitis and, as I prepared him for surgery, I asked if he wasn't terribly disappointed to miss the big game.
"Oh, I won't miss it," he replied. "Doc is giving me a spinal anesthetic, so I can listen to it during the operation."