Monday, 16 January 2012

Thank you.

Things have been busy lately. I'm back at work, although not full time, and I'm working on emergencies.

One of the things that bothered me on the wards, is that you work really hard, and you rarely get a 'thanks'; meanwhile, the nurses get chocolates and cards. The patient sees you once a day during rounds (IF they're not too ill, that is) and they think you sit around looking pretty in your oversized white coat the rest of the afternoon or something like that. I don't know. It's not even that I want attention or something; it's just that I felt under-appreciated. The nurses and the consultants were more appreciated than I was; yet, I was the one making the long hours.

On Emergencies it's different. It's almost as if my patients have read this blog or something; because almost every single one thanked me. Actually, I doubt any of them read this; some were too blind, some were too old... and some were too unable to read English.

I know it's my job, I know I get paid to do it.

But still.

It feels good to be thanked.