Take Your Readers to Work Day
by Bliss Johnson
My day begins with a quick ‘hello’ to the receptionist at the front desk.
Before starting the daily grind, I enjoy stopping by the maternity wing to see the cute babies and excited expecting mothers.
Then the real work begins: treating patients. Sometimes you get lucky, and it’s a pretty easy diagnosis.
I always try to give them some advice for a healthier lifestyle, not a (temporary) quick fix: “A little exercise can fix all kinds of problems!”
Sometimes you get the jokesters. (They’re my favorite.)While it’s fun to joke around with my patients, I stay on a pretty tight schedule: run tests, consult with my superiors, diagnose and treat the illness, move on to the next patient. Sometimes — not often, but sometimes — you get a Code Red. During Code Red, you drop everything and run. This is especially important if you’re one of the two practicing doctors in the hospital……and the other is dead.
It’s never “just another day at the office” around here.