The first job: Finding my way.

20180720_150329It is a beautiful feeling. When you have Your Heavenly Father encouraging you directly. My initial days at ODC was guided with that wonderful feeling. It was a peace..a calm inner voice of assurance that gently guides you. It was an unspoken affirmation that He was in charge. He had brought me to ODC and hence He was to keep me. It was  this peace that uplifted me as I learned my way around the place and my work. I found friends, supportive colleagues and seniors. I learned to handle kids- everything from  holding a newborn, playing with the toddlers to engaging in a conversation with the older kids. It took like forever, but I slowly managed to remember the drug doses and their calculation. Learning Tamil seemed like a Herculean task..with patients sometimes telling me on my face that they dont understand what I speak! The nurses sure had a good laugh, thanks to my language skills. My senior colleagues patiently stood by as I tried my hand at procedures for the first time( I have never been very fond of procedures and that too on children!). Lumbar Puncture, ascitic tap, intubation and  most importantly IV cannulation were all taught and guided by my senior friends and ofcourse the ever helpful nurses. Work was intresting and suddenly I realised that I was starting to enjoy Pediatrics! The wonders that happen when God takes the wheel of your life!

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Nothing but a recipient of Christ's grace. I am a young doctor and I use this space to find meaning in the bedlam of my thoughts. My blog might resonate with the screams of a young adult finding her place in life, the stench of hospital corridors, images of the many people who intrigue me and the lessons my Saviour Jesus teaches me.

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