Posted in November 2013

The good, the bad and the internet

The boyfriend has suggested I might want to write something positive about motherhood, just in case social services turn up and requisition our baby. So here goes. When she’s quiet and just lying on you, sleeping, this feels like the best job in the world. On the odd occasion that breastfeeding isn’t torture we’ve laid … Continue reading

blood, sweat and tears

Having a new baby shares a lot with being a junior doctor. The sleepless nights, the constant sense of ineptitude, the crying fits in the bathroom over this constant sense of ineptitude. And the bodily fluids. Oh the bodily fluids. Not since my first job as an F1 in a ‘bottom of the bag’ geris … Continue reading

Rhythm & Blues

I have never had so many people concerned for my mental welfare before. Health visitors, midwives, doctors. Everyone is worried about me getting depressed. Apparently women with traumatic births and complications are more likely to slip down into the dark well, and seeing as I’ve had a couple of episodes of mild depression in the … Continue reading

Being the patient…

One of the best ways to learn how to be a better doctor is to be a patient. Whenever you do those ridiculous ‘What learning style are you?’ tests in orientation sessions (I mean for shits’s sake I’m almost 40, have done 3 degrees and taught myself medicine – if I haven’t worked out how … Continue reading

er. hello again.

Hi. Sorry I’ve been gone for a bit. Stuff changed and I wasn’t really in the mood to write about it… There were two main reasons for this Firstly, I hated hospital medicine. Hated it. As a result I felt rather cavalier about my career. My main thought was this; ‘Sod nights and this awful … Continue reading