Month: March 2012
I love working as an ER physician. Recently however, certain events at the hospital that I am stationed at have made me question that decision. I am thinking of taking up a post elsewhere.
Why haven’t I done so as yet? What makes me drag my feet to do so? I guess, deep down I am afraid of change.
I know my hospital inside and out. I know the security, the kitchen staff, the nurses….and of course my colleagues. I am in my ‘comfort zone’. I get along well with everyone.
The thought of having to go through an interview process, pack up my stuff and leave my comfort zone gives me severe palpitations. Who would have thought that someone like myself would be so scared. I tell people to follow their minds ALL the time. Get out there. Do what you feel is right for you.
I think even my car is scared of change. Tomorrow was the day I was going to check out the new hospital and last night my car started giving me problems. So I had to cancel my visit.
I am gonna have to toughen up and get through this somehow…….
First patient with two fractured lower extremities is lying on the bed with legs in splints and properly dosed up with pain meds. He is driving both doctors and nurses crazy…every minute or two he is calling for us to raise his legs off the floor……WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT!!!!!
Next patient with surgical abdomen who is scheduled to go into the operating room soon is cursing the nurses because they ‘wont give him any water….all they giving him is injections…?????’
Another patient screaming that he wants to urinate even though he is wearing a catheter which is draining normally.
Annoying female patient who was in a motor vehicular accident and complains of lightheadedness. She has been fixing her wig for the past hour including putting curlers in her hair and demanding that a nurse bring her a mirror so she can see exactly how well she is looking…….