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Day 36... ‘I love Wednesdays!’ Antenatal days seems to be my favorite days in the hospital. Seeing pregnant women, examining their unborn child(ren), seeing the pure, undiluted ecstasy on their faces as their baby kicks and even calming them down as the anxiety of childbearing sets in, it gets me all excited. I came into … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (36)

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Day 29... I got to the bus stop and again there was no vehicle! ‘Which kain meeting these people dey get?’ I wondered. I was running late for work. After waiting some more minutes with no ‘keke’ in view, I started hailing ‘okadas’. ‘Pako how much’ I asked one, ‘200 Naira’ he replied, ‘Na pako … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (29)

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Day 28... These days when I come into office between 5 & 6pm, I come in with ear phones plugged in tightly, phone firmly clutched and after I drop my bag, I go outside, to the front of the hospital entrance and like a Landlord (or security officer if you like), I sit down and … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (28)

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Day 25... The thing about not seeing patients for a long period of time is that by the time they start coming in their droves, you become ‘patient-rusty’. Exactly how I felt as I stepped out to work. I have spent the last few days playing solitaire at work, yes you read right, SOLITAIRE! At … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (25)

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Day 23... Back to work! I was enjoying my ‘enforced’ holiday so much that I didn’t feel like resuming. In fact, it felt like I was getting tired of the routine but when you look at how empty your pocket, wallet and bank account is and how end of month is almost here, you'd realize … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (23)

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Day 22... Big week guyyyysss! 2 days out of the 7 represented milestones for me and I really reaaally wished I didn’t have to go to work all week but then, a man has to hustule… I got to work today with the place being empty and the cool breeze from the AC tickling my … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (22)

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Day 20... I went to work today feeling like sunshine.That's what happens when you get to have the whole day to rest. The front desk officer was calling me while I was getting ready for work, I dropped my number yesterday at her request. I kinda figured out why she was calling me, ‘Doctor, where … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (20)

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Day 19... If I came in yesterday exhausted, I came in today ‘utterly worn out’!. I literally dragged myself to the hospital. The moment I came in, everyone asked ‘Doctor, are you ok?’ ‘Yes, I am just tired’, I replied with a little smile on my face. As I walked to the office, I met … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (19)

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Day 18... Now I feel what the ‘working class’ go through when they feel super exhausted when they come back from a hard day’s job and use the whole weekend to sleep. I haven’t even started ‘WORK’ and I’m already feeling ‘spent’. Maybe God is sending a message, that hard life is nor for me … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (18)

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Day 17... I have gotten so in tune with working that my body has even adapted. So I went out earlier in the day (had an amazing time out by the way, don’t ask for details), came back and still carried my tired self to work. What can a man do? ‘Man gats hustule’. I … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (17)