I am sorry I messed up your wound dressing, my patient.
I am NOT sorry I tried to give you the best care I thought I needed to.
I am sorry I wasn’t neat enough and that I didn’t take pride in my work – I let my fear of being found a coward override my gut.
I am NOT sorry – nope, I don’t have a reply to this.
I am sorry that I touched the gauze and bandages 45 hours too early, the surgeon.
I am NOT sorry that I was too thorough – I have a problem with not being thorough enough or dedicated enough, so the pendulum swung the other way here.
I am sorry at how I didn’t listen to my gut about not texting my senior when I didn’t know for sure what to do.
I am NOT I tried to be brave and independent – I need to be more of that.
I am NOT sorry I didn’t know the exact right way or answer.
I am sorry I didn’t ask.
Day 2 of Intern Year