Hello! I don’t post that much so you don’t have to look all the time! It is rather gory at times though, I admit :p
Hello! Thank you very much :) I am neither at the moment. I am currently a HCSW/HCA/NA (whatever you want to call it!) somewhere in the giant that is the NHS. I do plan to train to be a doctor though.
I used to have a recurring nightmare where someone would paper cut my eyeball… it looked just like this in my head!
This is apparently known as a “swinging heart” caused by a severe pericardial effusion… o_O was my reaction haha
Was all it took for my nice quiet shift to go absolutely mad. One patient aspirated her dinner literally just after her SALT assesment and said she could eat (speech and language therapists do swalloing assessments in UK hospitals. No idea if it’s the same else where!). On top of that the lady opposite her went septic in an hour and had a temp of 39.4. Queue fast bleeps for medics and anaesthetists and my bay being a scrum of people!
I did see a lot of things that I haven’t before and I think I may have to seriously look at anaethetics in the far distant future. Obviously have the small matters of getting into medical school and graduating first haha! Text heavy post but writing things down is a very cathartic exercise I find!
Hope everyone had good days :)
A huggeee kidney stone!