Archive for February, 2010

Crying to the end…

Posted on February 4, 2010. Filed under: Journal from behind the desk... |

Since handing in my notice I’ve realised the comic element has evaporated from my blog posts, and actually I make no apology for this. I’ve been here long enough for you to know I am silly so you’ll have to humour my lack of humour for the time being.

This week looks like being no exception. I have 1 week left in this job and the word is out that I am off, this morning I have had two old ladies reduce me to tears already and it isn’t even 9am!

One was in the form of a lovely email, thanking me for various aspects of help I’d given her and a new lease of life I’d given her husband…(hopefully she won’t come in with sexual health problems due to this new lease of life, but you never know).

The other from one of my regulars, not a regular due to hypochondria but a lady who has lots of serious health problems and I have helped her through all of them.  I can cope with all the praise of how I have saved her vision and her legs/potentially her life. It was when she said she felt like she was visiting a friend rather than a clinician, that I welled up, so this week I have broken my rules with patients… I gave her a kiss on the cheek as she left, I don’t think my wife’ll be jealous about me kissing 81 year olds…will she??

With six working days left here I’m not sure how I shall cope. The reception team think they may need to block out my last clinic appointments, to stop me sobbing all over the place.

I might cry any minute…

Last week we all went out for my premature leaving doo, everyone was nice and a few people tried to make speeches (despite being intoxicated), I coped OK and stayed fairly sober. When asked to make a speech, I managed about 6 words – “I’m going to miss you all”  But then pulled it together, until the waitress said…

“I’m gutted you’re leaving, the kids and I love coming to see you”…. and off I go again.

Well that’s it for me. I am entering a hiatus.I think I’ll have enough to cope with next week and then I’m having a week to lay in a darkened room before starting my new job. Beyond that I’ll try to keep you posted, but I make no promises….

So for now… toodle pip and love you lots!  I may edit this post depending on how much I cry in the next 6 days…

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