There are babies here.

After a couple of months off I am back in the world of medicine again for a 1 week Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summer School.

It feels really great to be back especially as I am not sat in lectures but am actually in a hospital. Scrubs and everything!

I have just finished the second day and I am already hooked on this speciality, it seems to have so much to offer. It is challenging, there are babies, high adrenaline, there are babies, unpredictable, and did I mention- THERE ARE BABIES!!

I got to spend over an hour holding a gorgeous newborn today whilst the mum was busy (and yes I realise I only got to do that because they didn’t know what else to do with me, but I wasn’t going to complain). I also spent hours in theatre watching various operations.

Being my second time in surgery I obviously thought I was a pro, up to reception I went to introduce myself and ask where the scrubs were. Only this time it was a different place, different system.
The scrubs weren’t just there to take, I was given a code and I had to find the machine that gives out the scrubs (which colour?!?!) and then find the changing room etc.
Cue- me feeling like an idiot and out of place.

However, everyone I met or asked for help was very nice to me and showed me where to go or what to do.

I think I just need to get used to the fact that for at least the next 5 years and probably many more than that, I am going to spend most of my time feeling awkward and in the way!

The only time I was able to relax a bit today was watching a baby being delivered by caesarian section, having had 2 myself I knew a bit about what was going on and was able to answer questions without stumbling over my words as I had done earlier in the day.

I think I may be rambling now, but I wanted to get some of my initial thoughts down before I fall asleep.
So exhausted, I definitely need to work on my stamina.
Standing from 7am to 6pm, my legs forgot how to walk and I almost fell out of theatre at the end of the day!

anyway- time for bed.
Another busy day in Obs and Gynae tomorrow and I cannot wait!

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