Originally Posted by dougdirt
I really hope thats a joke. Obviously the punchline is, but in all of my surgeries the doctor himself did the marking of the incisions with marker on me, while I was still awake and then initialed on the body part that they were doing to confirm he had actually done it.
Actually it is a joke. I had elbow surgery a couple years ago as those around here then know from my detailed updates, and the nurse was the one who marked which elbow was getting cut, but I think the surgeon was there as well.