10 September 2010
My last shift has been worked. My diploma is in hand. All the good-byes have been said. I don't know if I was sadder walking out the door of the E.D. for the final; seeing the rays of the new day poking over the horizon, or packing my patient book into a box for the move cross-country.
For those of you who have followed my blog, you know that I have kept track of all the patients I have seen in the Emergency Department over the last three years. There's a lot of stories held within those pages. Stories of new life, and stories of death. Stories full of hope, and stories of hope diminished. My procedures are logged within the pages. My disappointments are logged within the pages. There's more than a few repeats; some a sorry testament to the current healthcare system. Sometimes, a sorry testament to the current government system that spends our tax dollars on those that know how to bend the rules. But I digress.
The page has closed on this chapter in my life. I don't know what the future will hold. I know what hopes and plans I have for my future. I know the type of physician I hope I will be. There's still a few more challenges to overcome: ie. board certification - a written and oral exam. And, I will be a freshman attending working on my own for the first time. It's going to be an interesting year.
I hope that you will continue to follow me on this journey. Follow me to my new home: California Dreamin' Squirrel where I will continue to write about my life, my hopes, my dreams. Tomorrow the journey begins.... So, Let's Roll...