It's been years since I posted on this blog. I wanted to write a quick message to say that I still follow every comment that's posted on here. (Also updated the template a little! Bit mid noughties style wise...)
It's tragically comic that if "I hate medicine" is put into google, the number one hit is this blog and the post which that link takes you to (http://thelostdoctor.blogspot.co.uk/2005/10/i-hate-medicine-and-want-to-leave.html) still gets hits and comments pretty regularly. It's taken a bit of a life of it's own beyond the blog itself which is perhaps one reason that I never deleted this blog. Some of the comments are pretty depressing, some are rallying and supportive and the rest are spam (!)
I haven't decided if I'm going to keep writing - a lot has changed for me in the intervening years and old favourites like the venial sinner and vegas have changed too. If there's any demand to find out what I did or have been up to (how arrogant am I!) I could be tempted...
Anyway the main point of this is to simply say I empathise with almost every comment on the "I Hate Medicine" post and I hope that everyone who writes on their at a dark time or a time of confusion finds some solace in the fact that a lot of doctors/medical students go through similar dark times. You are not alone and please remember that life generally deals out bursts of shittiness but in the end it all works out for the best.
Much Love, D&C
[I am listening to First Aid Kit]