Saturday, September 01, 2012

Rural Medicine

Man, Rural medicine is hard. Being on your own in the emerg in a rural center with xray and lab but nothing else is hard. Thankfully the place where I am has been very supportive and there is a lot of backup and I came with a fantastic friend, but I'm still worn out and I still have 9 hours of this ER shift left, another 24 hour ER shift left to go and another 1.5 days of clinic. On my call days I'm in a constant state of hypervigilence. My bowels have never worked so well. As a good friend said to me the other day - Sheer terror, the original pro-kinetic.

2 comments:

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Forgive the Australianism, but bloody hell! It does sound stressful! I am in complete, genuine admiration of what you're doing out there. Amazing!

barefootmeds said...

Love rural medicine, but I agree, it's tough. Hope you learned a lot there - I had never learned as much as on my rural rotation earlier this year.