Many years ago, I transported a patient who sustained a shotgun blast to her wrist. At the trauma center, she underwent surgery and was told to come back in a day to assess for reperfusion. This picture was taken a month later when she was visiting a friend in the hospital. She proudly ran up to show me “how well it was doing” and “how I don’t think I’ll need to go for that follow-up. It doesn’t even hurt now.”
Beyond asking her to hold still for a photo, I was speechless.