Tempus Fugit

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   Oct 18

The Lark Ascending

…. is the name of a piece of music. This piece of music is not what I am writing about today. Yesterday I received a phone call from the Director of Anaesthetics informing me of two things – firstly I have a PHO job next year and secondly I am about 10 or so places [...]

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   Oct 15

The Interpretative Bronchoscopy Dance

I’ve been in this job now three days and I’m amazed at how many things get poked into how many holes – and how many holes get made by poking sharp things in to get to places that aren’t accessible by natural holes. I put in my first central line this week. There is something [...]

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   Oct 09

Oh a P-HO-HO we G-OH-OH

Speaking of -OH, I could do with a splash of semichard or something a little crisp and refreshing. Six months almost to the day since I was last arsed to write. And my writing ability, let alone powers of narration have been shot to all buggery. So a quick round up of the last six [...]

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   Apr 10

Running Hot

Well both the water and my motivation are running hot. When one is to turn on the cold tap out here, cold water is not something that should be expected. My shower last night was a ‘cold shower’ that was about as warm as my normal shower.  The water being bore water is hot when [...]

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   Apr 09

Country Tucker

Remember when you would go to visit Gran and Grandad on a Sunday and the whole house would be awash with delicious scented tendrils hinting at the epicurean delights that awaited you at Sunday lunch? Every day out here is like a Sunday at the Grandparents.  Wandering in to the hospital each morning, your nostrils are [...]

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   Apr 09

TPLT No.2

Sunday saw me depart TPLT No.1 and head further into the west to TPLT No.2. A quaint little town to say the least.  Once you are free from the foothils of the Great Divide, things flatten out. TPLT No.2 is situated on flat wide vast sweeping countryside.  Mostly grassand low lying scrub for miles around.  There [...]

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   Apr 09

TPLT No. 1 Part II

Well. Was supposed to leave TPLT No. 1 last Wednesday.  Alas, however, the powers that be decided that as the permanent doctor had called in sick (to stay in Brisbane a few more days) I was to stay until the following Saturday….Easter Saturday. Not so much of a problem in itself – the staff are [...]

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   Mar 31

A Visit From Foxtrot-Delta-Romeo

It’s kind of funky being able to pick up the phone and ask the state government to pay for an 8 million dollar hunk of shiny machinery with flashing lights to come hurtling across the sky to visit. Bike vs Ant Hill guy was flown out by RFDS tonight and I went to do the [...]

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   Mar 31

Bones etc

TPLT 1 Day 2  So much for quaint little village.  (I’m not superstitious but I am not going to mention that other Q word because it’s been bad enough already). Monday….(cue Pier Gynt Morning Suite)….beautiful sunny day, birds singing, clear blue skies, I sit down to enjoy my porridge and scrambled eggs (kindly prepared by the [...]

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   Mar 26

TPLT Tour of Duty Day 1

Have arrived in TPLT* No.1. Flight was in a Dash-8.  Flight attendent was nervous as all buggery as it looked like he was being assessed (stern looking flight attendent seated accross from me ticking and flicking forms and watching him like a hawk).  I felt sorry for him because I think his nerves made him [...]

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