My COVID-19 Journal – Day 32

This weekend, for the first time since the lockdown started, I am going into work. I am lucky since I have many colleagues who have been working flat out since this began, but I have always considered that I am using this time getting ready, preparing because my work is just beginning. A few weeks…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 24

Every day I look at all the COVID-19 news and statistics that I can find. I’ve turned into one of those people busy checking every online report and comparing data. I’m not surfing news channels yet, but it’s close. I read about the trends in COVID-19 infection. I’m relieved to hear that, in British Columbia…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 23

For the next few months, all my patients will be over 18. I haven’t even started this new job and already I miss the people I usually see: my exasperating, infuriating, inspiring and exhilarating teenage patients. I miss watching the shows they love with them, eating popcorn, playing pool and baking cookies. I miss the…

My COVID-19 Journal- Day 22

Today, I worked with a new team on a different unit in my hospital, dedicated professionals willing to risk their own health – within reason – to look after some of the most vulnerable mental health patients in this city. They are coming together quickly, working at breakneck speed. We are building an entirely new…