So, there are advantages to doing rural family medicine.
What specialty gets a weekend like this:
- rounds on inpatients in the morning
- arrange discharges with families and community care programmes so patients do not have to sit on the ward until Monday
- six hours in the OR helping put people back together after they have pulled a Humpty-Dumpty
- admit ACS patient to ICU and start medical treatment
- manage 3rd degree heart block and arrange for transfer for a permanent pacemaker
- be involved with trauma management for car-crash injuries
- and still have time to have coffee at the local internet cafe and internet chat with good friends
Maybe I will get a chance to learn to be a good doctor after all.
I am odd. I like driving in the snow. I learned to drive in the snow. I can parallel park easier in the snow by sliding the car sideways into the spot. Sliding doesn’t scare me as long as I know I am going at a speed where I can control it.
However, I have a new least favourite weather to drive in. Yesterday as I was driving home, there was a weird temperature inversion that had me leaving heavy wet snow to drive through thick fog PLUS heavy snow. Translation: visibility to the end of my bumper, with really slimy roads to go with it.