Friday, November 25, 2005

A good day at the office

I had a really good day today. Got in a bit late, no-one noticed, and it was really quiet so I managed to get some revision done. Sent my only patient home, so for a while I had no patients to look after! We had 2 free lunches, some teaching, and my on-call shift was really easy. Then one of the registrars (senior doctor) picked me up from the hospital in her car, and we all went out for a nice meal with a few drinks. The registrars paid for us (the junior doctors), to say thank you for our work over the last 4 months. Not a big deal you might think, but it was completely out of the blue and has left me with a warm feeling inside (half a bottle of red may have something to do with it too).
I'm itching to get this exam out of the way now so I can throw myself back into medicine again and see what happens. Things may well go downhill again in the future, but I now realise how important it is to appreciate the good days and not take them for granted.
I'm looking forward to going into work tomorrow. This is the first time I have felt like this for nearly 4 months. My glass is definitely half-full right now.


Heidi said...

"I'm looking forward to going into work tomorrow."

It's rare these days to hear people say that..I'm glad u did.

It made me smile :)

angel, jr. said...

I miss medical school. Wish I were there now instead of studying for the boards.
You were talking about med school, "the good days" right?

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

This is so great! I think burnout has a way of really letting us know when there is too much on our plate. When you can catch your breath, as you have been doing, it makes SUCH a difference. I hope that you can ride this wave a long time.