Redditor Nathan Hess went in for a hip replacement and wanted it to go well, so he left a mini pep talk on the side of his leg for his doctor to read before slicing him open. "I'm told the doctor and staff got a kick out of it," Hess wrote. Of course, he himself was physically unable to get a kick out of his own joke.
That's kind of him to send his doctor well-wishes.
Redditors were speculating what type of note the doctor himself should've written back in response.
amc111's note is good for a surgical mishap.
ChubbyWordsmith crafted a note for is Hess became a human marvel.
Operation great success - third hip added to torso, no problem. Love Dr. Surgeon
Hess isn't the only person to have ever written a note on their body before surgery. Imgurian dmandasatisfaction shared that she said goodbye to her boob with some humor.
I wrote "traitor" on my boob before they mastectomy'd it
Hulsey wanted to make sure his doctor knew what he was doing.
When I had knee surgery last year I wrote on the opposite knee "wrong one! cut the other one!"
Apparently Hulsey's nurse didn't appreciate the note, though, and washed it off so his doctor wouldn't get confused. If that's the type of message that could've confused his doctor, than Hulsey probably should've gotten a second opinion about surgery.