A heavy snowstorm that brought much of Scotland to a standstill last week was not enough to stop a "superwoman" surgeon from doing her job. After waking at her snow-covered home in Glasgow, Lindsey Chisholm realized she couldn't drive to her hospital eight miles away where she was scheduled to operate on a colon cancer patient.

Instead of postponing the surgery, Chisholm put on her winter gear and trekked through the snow for nearly three hours. When she finally arrived at the hospital, two colleagues took one look at her dressed in a her winter gear with goggles and snow poles and started laughing. Cancer patient Iain McAndrew told BBC Scotland he was "gobsmacked" when he saw the surgeon arrive still wearing her winter walking gear. The Surgery went off without a hitch