As it is Ramadhan- A month where muslims around the world observe fasting from sunrise till sunset, so no food or water throughout the day, I thought I would blog about what it is like on placement.
I have been in Trauma Orthopaedics and Emergencies this month, scrubbing for lots of Hemi arthoplasty’s, ORIF’s, paediatric orthopaedic surgery and adult and paediatric emergency surgery which can be absolutely anything that comes through the door. So far in emergencies I have seen lots of general surgery and the odd Orthopaedic case so I look forward to seeing what comes next as it is soo varied and exciting!
Fasting whilst on placement is not too bad as you are kept busy and there is always something to do so you don’t get too hungry, but it is still important to take a little break when which I do when possible as well as making my mentor and team aware that I am fasting so I can step out if I feel unwell. Everyone is really great and understanding which makes it easier 😀
I also have long days whilst in Emergencies which are really fun! I love being in the hospital after 6pm where most staff have finished their shift as it just has a different atmosphere you don’t get during the say. As well as long days I have a few weekends rota’d in so that’s another new experience to look forward to.
I’m writing this blog whilst watching a video recipe for blackforest gateu….Can’t wait to eat tonight!