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In Your Words  |   February 2014
My Mommy Is a Surgeon
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  • Address correspondence to Kathryn M. Dalton, DO, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, 2333 Biddle Ave, Suite C, Wyandotte, MI 48192-4668. E-mail: kmdalton21@yahoo.com  
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Cardiovascular Disorders / Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders / Pain Management/Palliative Care / Being a DO / In Your Words
In Your Words   |   February 2014
My Mommy Is a Surgeon
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2014, Vol. 114, 136. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.029
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2014, Vol. 114, 136. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.029
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My mommy hugs me and kisses me goodbye after someone calls for her help at the hospital. 
My mommy calls me to say goodnight when her patients are very sick and she can't be home to tuck me in. 
My mommy's hands stroke my cheek while I am sleeping, the same hands that fix her patient's booboos. 
My mommy wipes away my tears when I'm sad. My mommy cries when she tells me one of her patients went to heaven. 
My mommy picks out my clothes every day and leaves them on my bed. I wish I could wear the same blue outfit everyday like my mommy. 
My mommy reads me bedtime stories from my favorite book. Late at night, I sneak downstairs and see my mommy reading her doctor books. 
My mommy sews the holes in the knees of my pants. I wonder if that is how she sews up her patients. 
My mommy really loves me even though she can't be with me all of the time. I know she really loves her patients too because she spends a lot of time with them. 
I love my surgeon mommy and I hope her patients do too. 
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