Hi! I hope everyone had a blast like I did this week? Bringing you up to speed, remember in my post, DO IT YOURSELF|a circle skirt, I told you guys I was waiting for internship. Finally, I got a slot at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Orientation took place last week and sections began this week.
My first rotation is in Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. So far, it’s been great. I will be on night shift for four weeks and the whole rotation is three months.
My first day as an intern would forever be remembered because I was at the hospital for 25hrs with no change of clothing, food, beddings or comfortable shoes to wear (I was on high-heeled shoes throughout). It happened this way because I wasn’t earlier informed I would be ON CALL that day and I couldn’t go back home but favour located me. Before the day ended, amazing Doctors provided me with everything I needed to be comfortable. Though I had to wear a scrub twice my size, it was perfect considering the situation.
I enjoyed working with everyone (interns, Nurse, GMOs, Residents, and Consultant). They were super helpful, accommodating and considerate. Contrary to what I heard and believed, it was a great week for me. I am excited to go in next week and I also believe strongly that it will continue this way.
Now, the part that was not enjoyable for me was having to stay awake when I am ON-CALLS. Attending to patients in the early hours of the morning, sleepwalking through the rounds and waiting to attend to the last patient so I can hurry home to catch some sleep before the next shift. I love my sleep, my bed and the comfort of my room. Does that make me sound lazy? Maybe, but it’s just the truth.
So far, I have learnt to hold on and not give up so quickly. Knowing that God is working His miracles out, I just need to believe and be patient. The internship approval is a great example. There were many obstacles but I did the only thing I knew how to do best when it gets so tough; believe and trust God to make it happen and I started to ENVISION IT as well. After 5months, the phone finally rang and here I am!
Would love to know what you did this week that was fun/a blast or not so enjoyable?
Hugs and Love sent to you from my sofa!