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Spearfame

Diagnostic radiographer. I love my job.

To Anonymous, who wants me to improve my ‘About’ page

Please specify and list what I should write about myself.

And if anyone else has any suggestions, feel free to suggest them.

Jul 24, 2014

Bedtime at 1:49am

My housemate and I were discussing when evening ends, night begins and when that becomes morning.

He, on his way to bed: Good morning.
Me, staying up later: Good night!

Jul 24, 2014

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The fit

So after a long wait and many, many shifts of wearing a uniform that doesn’t fit me, my order finally arrived. 

I’ll still wear scrubs on my night shifts, but at least during the day I have clothes in my size and shape and not look like I’m wearing hand-me-downs.

Jul 24, 2014

The Odd Sock

Patient comes round for foot X-ray. Only has one sock on. Request card says “Left foot X-ray.” Sock is on the left foot.

I call the referrer: “Which foot?” Her “Left.”, I say “Are you sure?” She replies “Yes.”, Third time “Definitely left?” She’s confident “Definitely left.”

I look at the patient again with his left sock on and his left sock off. I ask the relative. He says the doctor took the sock off and looked at the right foot, he thinks. He didn’t see the accident, but thinks it was on the right. He’s not sure.

I call the referrer again: “Come round here and give me peace of mind.”
She does.
She sees the patient.

“Right foot X-ray.”

Jul 23, 2014

I'm doing it already

  • Doctor: I've put another request in for Mrs. So-And-So.
  • Me: OK, I'll get it done before ward rounds. *I put it to one side so that she has a chance to sleep a little*
  • *A couple of hours later…*
  • Me: Hi there, is Mrs. So-And-So asleep, or can I get her down anytime soon?
  • Nurse on ward: Sure thing.
  • Me: *contacting porters when phone rings*
  • Doctor: Hi, I was wondering whether you could get Mrs. So-And-So down?
  • Me: I've literally just called the ward and I'm putting her on the porters' list as we speak.
Jul 21, 2014

Night-blogging?

If the night is my day, is this night-blogging? I reckon not.

I had my lunch an hour late because I had a patient or two and they come first. I then had a time gap long enough for me to have my lunch and then, just as I was finishing up, another patient arrived. The timing was divine and has been all night so far.

I’m still trying to make sense of my time sheets.

Jul 20, 2014

Night shift.

I like the idea of nights because I avoid the daily politics, but overnight I’ve to deal with A&E and the porters and the wards by myself. 

Life is real.

Jul 19, 2014

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