THE LOCUM DIARIES (39)

Day 39... I opened the door to my office and a call came in ( I think the call came in before I opened the door, no! as I was opening the door… abeg anyhow!). Caller: ‘Hello Geooooeeeerrggge!’*sobbing Me: ‘Babes, kilonshele?’ Caller: ‘Have you received text?’ Me: ‘Text? Which text?’ Caller: ‘HOUSE JOB TEXT! They … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (39)

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THE LOCUM DIARIES (37)

Day 37... I got to work today  in no particular mood. It was the 1st day of a new week so I came in refreshed from the weekend and ready to work. On getting to my office, I met my colleague on the afternoon shift, he was about to attend to a pregnant woman (the … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (37)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (36)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (34)

Day 34... So I came into the hospital earlier than usual. When I mean ‘earlier’, I don’t mean 30 minutes before resumption time o! I mean like 2 hours! So this is what happened. The day before, I got a call from one of the other Doctors, that she won't be around today and there … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (34)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (33)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (32)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (30)

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)

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)

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)

THE LOCUM DIARIES (27)

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)