Monday, July 25, 2005


Welcome all to this soon-to-be amazing blog, about me!
A few little facts about me for starters then.
I am a 26 year old female Senior House Officer (Junior Doctor) working on a Medical Admissions & Assessment Unit in a busy inner-city hospital in the North of England. I graduated in 2002 from King's College London, with a 2:1, and did my initial training in the same city. In 2003 I moved North and have acquired 5 posts in my time up here, including paediatrics, A&E, hepatics (liver), general surgery and currently MAAU.
That's my professional life. In my personal life I am engaged, and have been for nearly a year now, to my wonderful fiancé and have a kitten called Oscar. I also suffer from horrific mood swings and until the age of 23, when I graduated, I suffered from severe depression (often becoming delusional) and I self-harmed. I resisted being hospitalised as it wouldn't have done much for my job prospects and survived on daily doses of anti-depressants and therapy. I never had to go to A&E/hospital for my injuries as they were never that serious and I first met my fiancé in my 2nd year and we have been going out since then so he looked after me.
At the moment I plan to try and specialise in Emergency Medicine and try and go back into working in A&E, although I would also like to try a rotation in psychiatry to see if I could be a benefit to the ailing mental health services. However, nothing will happen until February 2006 now as I am locked into MAAU for 6 months so we'll just have to wait and see!
In the meantime, enjoy reading about the life of a mental medic and the NHS in general.


survivorworker said...

hello, found you via my friend "loopy student". looking forward to reading more entries from you

take care


MJ said...

Welcome survivor worker and I hope you enjoy reading my blog.

gene said...

Hang in there :)
You'll get better!!