Absolutely shattered. Brain is full of mush and I will be lucky if this post is coherent. Trying to keep up with a whole time post, on half time hours doesn’t work. As a result I am averaging 2 hours overtime, and no break every day. I have just filled in my time sheet and have claimed the extra hours, bet they don’t pay them.
I started today with my clinic and the discovery, when I put my stethescope on, that one of the little plastic ear covers had come off, the metal prong dug deeply into my ear. Wonderful start. SPD, or pelvic dysfunction as we are calling it now, is becoming an epidemic, today 50% of my women were complaining of it. There needs to be some research into this increase, why is it happening on such a large scale? I succeeded in reducing 2 of my women to tears, they heard their baby’s heartbeats for the first time, I’m assuming that they were tears of joy.
I’ve fallen in love with one of my G.P’s. At the end of clinic I asked him if, next time a drugs rep visited, he could get me a freebie stethoscope. Like a little magician he rummaged around in a cupboard and produced a super-duper, brand new, all singing all dancing, flash sprague rappaport stethoscope. The best thing ever! Little things please little midwives.