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Old 05-17-2010, 12:03 PM   #21
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... The stress of emergency surgery gets your adrenalin flowing and you become amazingly alert . I would function perfectly while the surgery was happening and even after for our post surgery duties and then I'd crash...
I remember feeling that way once, when the bus I was riding hit a car (minimal injuries in the car, none on the bus). Time slowed down and I was totally focused. Later a friend told me I jumped right up to see what happened; I thought I got up very slowly.

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Old 05-20-2010, 02:36 AM   #22
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Also, how effective is someone after so many hours of work. I notice my work product isn't as good when I spend too many consecutive hours at it. We do need breaks, if not for the rest but to allow our subconscious some time to work on problems - use other parts of our body. Yes, I've done hilatious hours (just finished up a mil exercise), and in some professions it's a badge of honor to brag about how much work you did and how much sleep you didn't get, but I still think it's unhealthy and warps a person. Saps the lifeblood out of you and frankly those people aren't fun to be around.

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