Monday, December 8, 2008

Last day off...

Literally...

Until sometime after the 7th of January...

I will be working everyday and be on-call every night till then... every weekend and every public holiday too..

Life sucks.

My feet hurt and I have got fairly large, possibly infected callosities on both feet. It hurts to walk. Sometimes I get pains in my feet that make me feel as if they are on fire. They only last a few seconds but sometimes it's difficult to stop from going "ouch" out loud. Maybe I'm getting some kind of neuropathy... maybe it's just that they need a rest.

Three of the guys who were admitted to the last casualty came with the complaint "pain in the big toe". It was hard not to be exasperated... they were eating up time that could have been spent on patients who were much more ill. The Consultant didn't play around... all were sent home with instructions to attend the clinic and get a routine date for surgery, if needed.

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I need new shoes. I started off this job with 6 pairs (2 different designs each in black, white and brown) and now am down to one (ONE!) because the others have all worn out / broken.

I need new clothes because everyday on call = 14 outfits a week. I don't have that many clothes and I can't see myself doing the laundry (or, to be honest, bugging Darling to do the laundry) more than once a week.

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Not much time to surf/blog... you may have noticed fewer and fewer posts... by the time I get home, I'm usually too tired to get Darlings laptop out and trawl the net. All I want to do is to sleep.

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The "season" is upon us and am not really feeling very festive. I'll be doing a casualty on December 25th and on January 1st... :( Did I mention that it's been a year since Darling and I tied the knot? Our first anniversary pic has me in a dressing gown and Darling in his vest, cutting a one pound chocolate cake sent by Brother... the messy kitchen of our apartment is in the background, making me feel guilty whenever I see it.

It wasn't bad... we went to the hotel for dinner and the following weekend (my last off-weekend incidentally) we went out of Colombo (not very far) and just chilled. (details in a post to come...)

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Anyway, I'm just feeling really depressed at the moment.

Sigh...

13 comments:

Pink Mist said...

Huggggg!! For what its worth I think doctors are amazing/borderline superhuman.

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

ouch!! tht must really sucks.. specially a grl coming down to her last pair of shoes and dwindling pile of wardrobe... :-)

Congrats on the first year.!! do we get a cake?!?!?!

DeeCee said...

cheer up love. can't you'll wear trainers like in the states? much more practical hey...oh wait..its sri lanka isnt it. hmm..

chaarmax said...

Hey Congrats to the Both of you! And gosh.. each time I think my life sucks.. I just need to read this post. I'm sure things will brighten up. There'll be plenty of shoe sales.. after all 'tis the season!!

David said...

Sympathies, AWAP. How paradoxical, a doctor who gets sick helping her patients.

It would be sad if you can't blog... I enjoy your medical stories :-)

surani said...

Wow...being a doc is sooo hard. I can't imagine doing what you do (being the lazy bum that I am)...but I am in awe of you and all the fellow docs who save lives despite callosities, body pains, lack of shoes and cloths.
Take care...*hugs*

Lady divine said...

Happy anniversary angel doctor! wow! time flies huh?

Serendib_Isle said...

Some of us are stuck in careers "in hiding" – no one knows our very existence. Your presence in this world is felt everyday, every minute – you are our blessing in disguise.
Cheer up and may you have the strength to survive the longest ever "shift." :-)

noorie said...

awww, i feel bad for you :(.

Jack Point said...

owww thats bad.

I though they have rosters or something like that. Three weeks without a break is a long time.

T said...

you're awesome.

pissu perera said...

good luck angel! and in case you don't visit blogsville before 2009, happy new year too.

ps - don't worry about the anniversary pic too much. think how much more interesting it'll be 30-40, hopefully even 50-60 years down the line. the nice clothes-nice dinner-normal pictures are boring and generic. happy belated anniversary, btw :)

Angel said...

Pink mist : thanks... hugs back!

Lo$t : well if you can arrange a blogger meetup, I can bring cake!

Deecee : I'd look like a prat in saree and trainers eh? Actually there a student in my faculty who wears full hijab and trainers and I feel so jealous everytime I see her!

Chaar : thanks for the wishes and the link bacK!

David : glad you like the stories... I think there'll be more because this is where I vent!

LD : I know!

Serendib, Noorie, Surani : thanks... appreciate the thoughts...

JP : rosters don't work well when 3 interns have to handle 2 wards, 2 clinics/week, 4 OT days a week, 2 casualty wards and 1 accident service ward/week. Ah well... lets hope the slog period just flies by...

T : thanks

PP : thanks for the wishes... I hope to at least browse some of my favourite sites on weekends... True about the pic... :)