THE LOCUM DIARIES (29)

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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THE LOCUM DIARIES (28)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (22)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (19)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (16)

Day 16... The weather was cold and chilled, it had rained all day and I think the skies just decided to take a break around the period I left for work. ‘This weather is not a work weather o’ I thought but it was too late to turn back, I was already at the gate. … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (16)