Funny how the timings of things go.....
Sometimes I find it funny when events happen that seem to go hand in hand with each other.
Yesterday I had that very bad patient. Well things did not turn out so good. Basically my boss has unhappy that I could not see her even though it was pretty clear that she was angry because she had waited so long to see him.
Also because the patient went out and kicked a fuss, the clinic assistants had a hard time also and were not happy.
I've bailed out the clinic assistants on a few occasions when they were rude to patients. And also dealt with obnoxious patients that they could not deal with. Who could forget the China Nationals who kicked up a big fuss outside because my boss had made an appointment to see them but later did not turn up! Plus they ridiculed the clinic staff for asking for a sample of human feces in broken mandarin! (Apparently it's not called Fen4, it's called Da4 Bian4)
Anyway I spoke to the China Nationals, explained, did my best to soothe things and everything worked out fine.
So it was sad, that I had no support from anyone at the clinic yesterday.
And then the Australians sent me that opportunity/possibility.
Well there are good days and bad days. But it is pretty lonely at the clinic. One reason is I'm a relatively new addition to the roster. The clinic assistants have worked here for 10-20 years! So it takes time. Plus they are women.
It's nice to know though that there are other options in life. The door is never really closed unless I want it to be. Do I want it to be? I'd rather not make a decision on that anymore. Leave it to God.
Perhaps God is telling me not to worry so much. Just leave it to him. All I have to do is to worry about today!