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05/02/2014 at 21:44
Nut
06/02/2014 at 09:22

Chris-still practising my bedside manner 3 x a week, laying my healing hands, wiping the fevered brows etc. However when off duty- I'm afraid its 'self service' in my household!! LOL

06/02/2014 at 09:43

Unfortunately I was never much use for people who were just a bit "poorly". Fortunately very few people ever need the services of Intensive Care and for anything else I was no use. There is a saying that goes; you know more and more, about less and less, until, you know everything about nothing. This was about eight for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed medicine for the first 20 years, then hated it for the next 10. Whether it was hating it that made me ill, or, becoming ill made me hate it, I will never know.

Early retirement has been brilliant in some respects; I dont miss the job, but, I do miss the the people. I now have lots of time to do anything or nothing. I can thoroughly recommend concentrated navel gazing.

06/02/2014 at 10:25

Punkdoc I'm sure you were totally brilliant at your job and gave everything- sadly the profession wants even more and I know just how you feel as it takes everything out of you. I'm in total admiration for ITU staff, a lot of my friends are in that field not for me - far too technical for my liking.

My in laws-both retired medics-paediatrician and chest physician thank God my husband had the sense not to follow in their footsteps. None of my family are or will be nurses-one is enough!

I'm looking forward to retiring and intend NEVER to work but like you will miss my mates.

06/02/2014 at 19:10

Punkdoc, but just remember the many you helped recover from dire circumstances. Not many of us can say that 

06/02/2014 at 19:17

Well said Verd 

06/02/2014 at 19:45
Weyplotter wrote (see)

Chris-still practising my bedside manner 3 x a week, laying my healing hands, wiping the fevered brows etc. However when off duty- I'm afraid its 'self service' in my household!! LOL

Cheeky...............

06/02/2014 at 19:48
nutcutlet wrote (see)
I was a psychiatric nurse Chris. Will that be useful?

 

Not sure, you'll have to ask the wife her opinion of me. 

 

06/02/2014 at 19:52
punkdoc wrote (see)

I don't miss the job, but, I do miss the the people. I now have lots of time to do anything or nothing. I can thoroughly recommend concentrated navel gazing.

I'm sure you did a fab job punkdoc.

Love the idea of continually checking my naval for 'fluff' once I'm retired. Hope to fill a small pillow by the time I'm 70 

06/02/2014 at 20:13

There are loads of nurses on here, I seem to be the only doggy doctor.

Doggy not dodgy!

06/02/2014 at 20:18

Glad to hear you're not dodgy Steve. Just dogs or any other animals?

06/02/2014 at 21:26

Domestic pets really, not farm or horses.

 

06/02/2014 at 22:37

Artjak.  Thanks for that compliment.  Very kind of you.

07/02/2014 at 08:52

Steve- As a pet Dr would you by any chance have anything I could use to put my dear friends the moles to sleep?!! As a Veggie I couldn't possible shoot them.

07/02/2014 at 10:13

Unskilled labourer's assistant...used to be a used car salesman.

07/02/2014 at 11:06

We won't hold it against you David!  

 

07/02/2014 at 12:06

Lawnmower Chris, what do you guys do in this awful weather?

07/02/2014 at 12:07

Dear Weyplotter - if you were able to put your moles to sleep, and I don't think that is a possiblity in all honesty - as nature abhors a vacuum, all that would happen is that more would enter your plot.  Try some of the sound producing ideas that seem to work quite well, just remember that moles are as entitled to a place on the planet as much as we are - probably more in that they may have been here first!

Just watch them if you get the chance, the 'gentleman in velvet' really is a most fascinating animal.

 

07/02/2014 at 13:34

Bookertoo, just wish that moles would stay in the paddock, not the garden. They make tunnels under the plants leaving the roots dangling in space and then they die of drought.

07/02/2014 at 16:57

Don't get me wrong Bookertoo I'm sure they're adorable creatures just not keen on them being in my garden.

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