...that during surgery, it grosses me out to watch the scalpel on the skin?
Yep, it is true. When I scrub, I focus on the skin just to the side of the scalpel, just millimeters to the side. After that initial incision I am just fine.
I know, as a nurse I am supposed to be strong and handle anything that I do and see.
Well, we nurses have our weaknesses. For some it is m-eeewww-cus, other it is vomit, some it is the ol' "code brown".
For me...yep, the skin incision.
Hey...at least I don't faint at the sight of blood! LOL :)