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End of life by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Right now, the worst things happening around me involve children. I cope and get on with it, but I am much more sensitive than ever before. I guess that will eventually sett ... Read on »
Yellow calls and red rage by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There was a dirty yellow moon sitting low on the horizon as I trundled home after this shift. Two small women from Louisiana asked if I would allow them to hav ... Read on »
Drama Queen? by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A whole big dramatic chain-reaction took place on a call for a cyclist versus pedestrian. He was pedalling at a pace the wrong way up a cycle lane and she was minding her ... Read on »
The Station is out there... by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Okay. The new book is out at last. You should see it on Amazon, etc very soon (I'm told these things take a few weeks). In the meantime, you can buy it direct from the p ... Read on »
Mickey's dead by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I watched a mouse dying today. Yes... a mouse. Scruffs had caught it and was playing with it, but I took it from him and put it into a bucket so that I could chuck it into t ... Read on »
Yes, I've been lazy by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I haven't died or disappeared; not yet anyway! I've just been very busy with other things and writing has not been a priority. The novel is arriving in October because ... Read on »
Post Mortem by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Well, well, well. Even I am surprised at the way the riot aftermath has been handled. The Press have run and re-run images and CCTV footage of the individuals responsible fo ... Read on »
It's a hard life by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Hands up if you are one of the few people in this country who use phrases like 'disenchanted youth' or 'nothing else to do'... or 'they have no prospects', when you talk abo ... Read on »
A dark place by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There is a sick feeling of no control or recollection of what’s about to happen. I’m being taken away somewhere where I can’t escape and where no one will find me.  ... Read on »
The unsung by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A good shift is one where the calls are steady and not too bad, and where the teams around you are good to work with. Generally speaking, all the frontline crews I meet ar ... Read on »
Two girls and a two bikes by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For those of you that are interested in a) Girls, b) Cycling and c) Travelling long distances until you destroy your knees, then please drop in on this blog . My good friend ... Read on »
The thing about dead stars is... by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was working when this call came in. Our crews did an excellent job and were very professional about it all. Of course, inevitably, the news leaked out and it was all over ... Read on »
The Station - out very soon! by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yeah, yeah... self-promotion but I have no choice. The novel is finished and it's just going through it's 'growing pains'; editing, review and pre-publishing... which w ... Read on »
Another day on the FROO by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Abbi was with me today; she was experiencing frontline FRU work and the general routine of the ambulance service for the purposes of research. It's always nice when people ... Read on »
Help the aged by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A 40 minute Epistaxis, a concerned first aider and a little office bin full of bloody tissues started the shift off. The 58 year-old had been in a meeting and his nose had s ... Read on »
Sirens by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I watched one episode. I'm not impressed. I'm not sure how Tom Reynolds will be reacting to it either, now that he is no longer in the ambulance service. It could have ... Read on »
One angel in. One angel out. by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Thank you all for your very kind and compassionate messages; we've recieved so much moral support from around the world and we are very grateful to you all. It’s ... Read on »
Help yourselves by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Here’s some information for you if you are the type of person who calls for an emergency ambulance, especially on a very busy weekend night when we have important drunk call ... Read on »
Chinese food, recycled by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Some people can fake unconsciousness very well; in fact they have turned their pseudo-coma into an art-form. After a couple of NPCs - both because crews were on scene a ... Read on »
Goodbye JT by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Some of you already knew this but my wife and I were expecting another child - another son, due in August. Sadly, he died on Tuesday morning and, although this is a very pai ... Read on »