My Life, Their Lives: saving lives at the roadside
Thursday, 2 September 2010
My 7 year old niece told my sister-in-law that drinking too much coca-cola would kill you. She knew this was true because she had seen it on the television. She hadn't been paying too much attention, because she was playing with her brother at the time, but the man reading the news definitely said that drinking too much coca-cola would kill you. A repeat of the news show later revealed an interesting story about the dangers of alcohol. Close, so close!!
I am a BASICS Doctor. I am one of a select group of doctors who give up their time to provide medical care at the roadside. My son has nagged me to put some more details in, so you can blame him.
I am married, and we have 5 kids. My wife is a photographer, and I'm only occasionally jealous of what she does! Our eldest wants to be a doctor. I'm trying to persuade him to find a proper career. The only problem with that is he sees how much I enjoy what I do.
Our daughter, second in line, is the artist of the family. She will be VERY famous when she is older, I have no doubt.
Our younger three boys are, fortunately, too young to have to worry about careers - much more interested in TV and computer games than anything else - ah, the joys of youth!!
I am an A&E Consultant of a fairly large District General Hospital. This helps me keep up my trauma skills, as we are very close to both the M1 and the M25.