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Day 35... Today was a regular day. Nothing spectacular.i was indoors till evening when I left for work. I came into work and first person I met was the front desk lady who said, ‘Doctor, you came early today o’. I looked at the time, ‘shey eleyi ti ya were shaaa ni? Are you just … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (35)

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Day 33... ‘Who says you cannot wear native on a weekday?’ I came to work on a Tuesday, looking all Friday. ‘Ahhh, Doctor!you wore native!’ the front desk lady said with all smiles, 'Noooo! It is suit I wore!’ I responded and went into the office. I settled down and started listening to the radio, … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (33)

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Day 32... New day, New feel, New looks! I don’t know why, but I really wanted to look dashing today. It's not like there's any lady I suddenly came across at work ooo, but it had been so long since I wore a starched shirt, well tucked in, on nice, well-ironed pants, sleeves neatly folded, … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (32)

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Day 30... So I got into the hospital today to meet practically all the staff gathered at the reception, gisting , laughing. ‘It is obvious, Oga is not around’ I thought as I greeted them. As I was about heading to my office, one of the nurses said, ‘Doctor, before you go in, you have … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (30)

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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 27... Tuesdays are like my busiest days, from jumping out in the morning to get to the radio station early enough to ‘show prep’, to dozing off in ‘Nigerian go-slow’ all afternoon to landing in the hospital in the evenings all worn out! It's always like a marathon. Today wasn’t any different as I … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (27)

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DAY 26 It's another month end and you know the thing with ‘month ends’ na, you are barely struggling to hold on, hoping salary drops any moment and in your mind/head, any phone sound= text message= alert. I had literally scraped through the last few Nairas in my possession to be able to come to … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (26)

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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 24... ‘I just said let me put my head on the pillow, that’s how I ended up waking up by 6.20pm!’. I was literally running to the bus-stop. What was supposed to be light rest after a long day turned out to be a marathon sleep session. Luckily traffic wasn’t as bad as other … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (24)

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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)