Tuesday, 4 November 2008

I wasted my F'ing time!!!

That's what I was told the other day, this poor patient had come all the way to hospital at his own expense and we did nothing for him. Never mind that I gave him a complete examination of his injury, sent him for an X-Ray which probably cost between £100-£200, gave him my opinion on his X-Ray and diagnosed his problem and then to finish it all I treated him and gave him advice for after care and told him it would take 2-4 weeks to heal completely. Because I did not 'fix' his injury so that he was pain free NOW he wasted his time coming here and walked out telling all and sundry that we are useless and don't do anything for people. Ah well, such is life in any ED in the world.


I was at the gym again today, and thought one of the people was having a fit. I was all ready to rush over in full life saving mode when I realised that what I thought was a seizure was this idiot practicing a karate move and had accidently hit the wall and bounced off. Why he was doing karate moves in the actual gym and not upstairs in the studio I'll never understand, but it is better than TV.

5 comments:

cellar_door said...

Depressing. Very common in mental health, no-one wants to be in a psych hospital and we usually aren't seen to be doing much of value...

I wish my gym had entertainment like that :0)

Elaine said...

I can just picture the karate fellow....

Louise said...

HA! Genius! I'm always scared I'll be that person looking like a spanner in the gym!

As for the patient, the phrase under-paid and under-appreciated has never been more obvious

Paula said...

Sorry about your nasty patient

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