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Friday, April 9, 2010

Superman?

On a lighter note.... As anaesthetists in private practice, we are often not unlike a travelling roadshow. In fact, in the distant past, the anaesthesia provider would travel armed with a big black bag containing his vapours and some method of delivery (generally a schimmelbusch mask.)

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We have come a long way from the old days of dropping volatile vapours onto unsuspecting patients, to sophisticated anaesthesia delivery systems. However, the travelling anaesthetist is as much of a reality today as in the past.

Last week, on my private practice day, I counted how often I changed clothes. I went to 2 hospitals (one of them twice) during the day. Including getting out of my pyjamas into my street clothes, and then back into my pyjamas at the end of the day, I changed clothes 9 times.

Pyjamas - street clothes - theatre clothes at hospital 1 - to street clothes for trip across road to hospital 2 - theatre clothes at hospital 2 - street clothes for trip back across road to hospital 1 again - theatre clothes at hospital 1 (again) - street clothes for trip home - going out clothes - pyjamas again. Phew....This makes Clarke Kent look like an amateur.....

8 comments:

Bongi said...

interestingly enough i was thinking exactly this earlier today. i even started formulating a post in my mind. seems you beat me to it.

Neil said...

And when I saw this tweeted about, I thought you were referring to the constant cycle of clothing that the little rats go through!
At least you change - not like some of your "vector" colleagues.

Doc-ZZZ said...

@Neil Yep, it is a pain, but it is like paying the TV licence. It's the right thing to do.....

tracytodd said...

Thanks for making us aware of what goes on behind the scenes. Hey look on the bright side... at least you get to change your own clothes. ;-)

Doc-ZZZ said...

@tracytodd - too true. The things we take for granted......

Avira Gp said...

Your blogs are delightful to read. You're funny, honest and straight to the point. Anyone who calls you "friend" is certainly blessed. I particularly liked this piece, it spoke to my heart. Thank you, take care and keep on writing.

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No issues at all. The fabric was perfect. It also came with a scarf the same fabric of the dress. The dress looks just like the picture. I love it. Thank you for the price it was a deal!

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