Saturday, 16 July 2011


I lead a surreal existence, I think to myself at 04:45, lying next to MrsRRD, sleeping soundly.  Only an hour ago I was asleep too, after a long day at work, and a relaxing(!) evening with the family.  And yet, 45 minutes ago I was in a dingy alleyway, cutting across a man's sternum in a vain attempt to save his life after he had been stabbed in a robbery gone so fatally wrong. 5 minutes after that I was holding his heart in my hand, stitching up the wound in the left ventricle, knowing that no amount of surgery was going to save him.

And now, only 30 minutes after I have pronounced life extinct, I am back in bed, chasing sleep once again, knowing that, for now at least, it will be just beyond my reach. 


  1. I have read your entire blog of the last few days and I have to say its the best I have come across about pre-hospital care, well done!

    I would just like to ask if you have a email address (an anonymous blog related one) that I could ask you some questions about my future career choice and BASICS information? If not its fine. Keep being awesome. =)

  2. We all are always here to support you.