Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

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… bad nights of poor sleep and I’m a bit broken today; but I’ll soldiering on. Art class tonight, so hopefully my heart sings again! 

Work hasn’t been great – I’ve had to deliver horrible blue news this week, and to know, even though I’m just the messenger, that my words will change this couple forever is incredibly hard. I cope pretty well with the highs and lows, but this one has struck me hard. 

And then, I’m going to have a bit of a rant, I so wish I could convince all my patients that my relationship with them is a doctor-patient one. That means it’s a 2 way street. I do stuff, they do stuff and we meet in the middle. I’m exhausted by patients coming for opinions, which they choose to disregard (and that is perfectly fine) but then returning with the same complaint, and hoping for a better diagnosis ( or something!) Or the patient who ignores instructions to say return in 2 weeks or a month and comes in many moons time and then I am stumped. Or that one who wants a pill or injection for weight loss! If it worked, we’d all be thin! Ok, rant over. I just want to work with my patients! 

5 Comments»

  runnermum wrote @

Ahhh patients – how you do it day by day, I don’t know.

I wish I could come and get your opinion…

Good luck with the sleeping…

  charliesbird wrote @

Come for a run, we can chat!

  runnermum wrote @

Soon… but we may need an ultra to get all the talking done 🙂

  halberts2014 wrote @

If you ever find that weight loss injection………….

  Deblet wrote @

Ah if only everyone listened to the advice half their issues would get sorted.
You have both a tough and awesome job and I think so often we forget that you have to deal with many sh## situations as we all just imagine the nice best case scenario situations.
Lots of love to an awesome obgyn.


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