Returning to the grind
I am in the middle of my last week of leave. In 4 short days I return to clerkship.
Just about everyone asks me if I am looking forward to it or dreading it. Of course I am dreading leaving my son for 8-12 hours per day. It is not like I am leaving him on a doorstep or sending him down the river in a reed basket. He will be at home with his very capable dad. But I won't be there to see him learn every new thing or check his stool.
I am also dreading trying to pump 3 times a day while at the hospital. I am not sure if there is anywhere half decent in the hospital to do this. And, as a clerk, I have no control over my time. It will be an interesting challenge.
But I am looking forward to getting back to medicine. To having adult conversations. To learning new things myself.
Of course another pic of the little lad; in a onesie from his aunt.