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Diagnostic radiographer, but that's only what I do.

"The usual?"

– I always have the same coffee before a night shift, and the staff know it.

Apr 15, 2014

Black cloud; white cloud.

When the shift before mine has averaged 16 patients an hour, then I arrive and average 1, it’s best not to say anything.

Apr 14, 2014

I slept all day

I’m transitioning from days to nights and vice versa. 

Apparently it’s like jet lag. I wouldn’t know.

Apr 13, 2014

It felt like hours

But it was actually only thirty minutes. I was awoken by someone in my dream hitting me over the head with an umbrella.

Apr 12, 2014

Tags dream sleep

Talk theatre to me

  • Surgeon: Give it plenty of juice.
  • Me: This is all the juice I've got!
  • Surgeon: Go South.
  • Surgeon: Pull out.
  • Me: All the way out?
  • Surgeon: No; go North, get it out the way.
  • Surgeon: It's not big enough — I thought it was long enough!
Apr 11, 2014

The scarlet smear

I wasn’t forty minutes into my shift and I’d already spilled blood on my freshly ironed, white uniform.

Thankfully there are theatre scrub tops.

Apr 10, 2014

Simple pleasures

When you have to X-ray both knees :(

When the patient is a pleasure, all four pictures have exactly the same dose and the laterals are stunning :D

It’s not skill; it’s grace. I can’t work to such a high standard consistently.

Apr 9, 2014

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