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Vulnerable by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The last shift of my tour seemed to be nothing more than one alcoholic after another. Individuals with drinking problems that go beyond binging. Emotional and psychological ... Read on »
The happy Space Hopper by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Aww, bless her. She went through a lot of pain and yet allowed me to write this story up. This is Laura and she had an accident. If you look closely at her right el ... Read on »
Major trauma by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My friend got a delivery of heavy shelving recently. This is where the delivery guy decided to leave it when she didn't answer the door. She was in at the time of the ... Read on »
Back to the nights by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I completed my first tour of night shifts since my unfortunate period of illness and trauma last year. It took me a few shifts to get into it again, and my sleep pattern was ... Read on »
The Royal cushion by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Every now and again in this business, we treat individuals of high stature or fame, or both. A call to an 81 year-old woman who'd fallen in the street didn't allude to anyth ... Read on »
The root of all queues by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc THIS news story relays the current problems we are all facing but I have heard many times that this is fairly common with WAS. However, look at the story and read it carefu ... Read on »
Dogs have feelings too... by Stuart G. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Another cardiac arrest dragged me and my crew mate miles from base. An 83 year-old man had collapsed in front of his family. He was a known diabetic but had been speaking to ... Read on »
Getting back on the horse by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm going to ease myself back into writing this blog; it's been a long time since I recorded patient-related events in detail, so forgive me if things start off a little slo ... Read on »
Acute death by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc So.... I'm just about ready to get back on the road. I just need to prove I'm fit enough again (mainly to lift drunks and heavy patients). It'll be a couple of weeks but I'm ... Read on »
Tinsel and stuff by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Season's upon us again. This year, for various reasons, it will be especially nice to be celebrating Christmas with my family. I think I lost sight of the worth of thing ... Read on »
Stalking posters by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc During the years I have been writing this blog, I have been asked to add links so that others can advertise their services and products. I have also been sent hundreds of co ... Read on »
Gassy booze by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Isn't it bad enough that we are dealing with more and more young drunkenness, with the prospect of alcoholism and liver failure creeping into those in their earl ... Read on »
Shut your mouth by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc THIS has to be one of the scariest pieces of legislation that has ever been created. I've often ranted on the rights of everyone to say what they mean and for those wh ... Read on »
Calling it by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc They have power to make this decision on the basis of knowledge and experience but I'd argue we are using a lot more knowledge and experience out there in the world because ... Read on »
Broken by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Falling hard can have many consequences for the body but I really wasn't expecting to end up like this. It's going to take me another two months to get back to normal, so pl ... Read on »
MIA by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Well, kind of. I do apologise to all of you for the dearth of writing but I am on long-term sick leave and need to rest. I will be back as soon as possible and when I know I ... Read on »
The shopping trip by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The second night shift with the Welsh one.... A call to an 82 year-old female who is reported to have a fractured ‘P12’ (soon to be reasoned out as a misheard T1 ... Read on »
How to step from the pavement and survive by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Naomi the Welsh visited for more punishment, London-style, and helped me on two shifts on the car. I’m in Wales next month to attend a CPD day and I’m due to ride out with h ... Read on »
Answers to the BIG post by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I ruffled a few feathers with my post on obesity. I knew I would; I expected it. I want to respond to everyone who has commented and emailed to support, criticise or threate ... Read on »
Fat future by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Why are we even talking about this ? The Government thinks it's a great idea and an 'innovation' to make special ambulances and resources available for drunk people. Getting ... Read on »