My day at work started with the preparation for my case load, I generally scrubed on hip arthroscopies, which normally took a minimal of four hours per procedure. We was a small team,because the surgeon was very hard to work with, which meant we very rarely got relieved for breaks or lunch,i would train the new technicians, the sad part about it was that after i trained them they would get to advance to the next level and i would be left doing the same job. i felt i was grossly underpaid for my time and experience in the profession. i wasn't able to advance in my career. After having a cervical diskectomy with fusion i decided it was time to remove myself from that environment due to physical restraints. Which lead me to pursue a degree in healthcare administration in an attempt to futher my passion in the field of healthcare. i started working in healthcare in 1978, and began working in the operating room as a surgical technologist in 1981.