My COVID-19 Journal – Day 33, 34

One of the things I have spent extra time doing these past few weekends of isolation is writing letters and postcards. Receiving something special by “snail mail” is rare now, but heartwarming, and personally written letters are very powerful emotionally. In case you prefer to have proof about the power of letters, you can read…

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…