I‘ve just finished reading this one, which was my Secret Santa gift this year. A really great, but short, read. Would recommend!
As a junior doctor, Adam Kay has worked for six consecutive Christmas Day shifts in a hospital. Here is his diary entries..what he observed about his patients and some insights to hospitals in England (NHS). Some amusing stories (I chuckled), a couple of sad ones. I like his message at the end, asking us to show appreciation to NHS staff who have to work on holidays.
Great festive follow up to his debut bestseller and a real laugh especially if you work in the NHS
This is brilliant, I enjoyed it so much. A lot of it is hilarious and is perfect if you're a medical geek and/or have a dark/sick sense of humour. There's a lot of real warmth too, with some heartbreaking stories told with genuine sensitivity and empathy. Highly recommended.
We figured out a way to make our family recipe from-scratch cake gluten-free, so that with homemade caramel frosting
The tagged book is the first I‘ve red in awhile, and I really liked it.
Henry 🐩 14 years of companionship last week!, my parents, my neurosurgeon and his staff, my bff and several other friend, and last but definitely not least Litsy and the wonderful friends I‘ve made here!! Love y‘all!! ❤️📚❤️😘
I enjoyed these short glimpses of life as a doctor working over the Christmas holidays. The NHS in the UK is one of the most magnificent ideas in the world. As an American living in the UK, I am grateful to live in a place that at least tries to put ideas of social justice in action. This book is funny & heartwarming & sad - & very human. Human institutions are always flawed, but I‘m thankful for the humour & heart behind these stories.
“And then there‘s the heart-wrenching stuff. The middle-class pastime of Christmas Eve granny-dumping - bringing one‘s elderly or infirm relatives into hospital with some vague, fabricated medical complaint, so the dumpers can dedicate the next few days to solid partying, unfettered by caring for their parents.”
This would make a fantastic holiday gift to any medical professional! We can all relate to working or being on call during the holidays. Plus Adam is very funny! It‘s nice and concise, too.
Do consider sending a doctor/vet/dentist you‘ve used a lot a gift/card if you are able. They are VERY appreciated!! My neurosurgeon and GP‘s offices are getting gifts this year.
1. No recent selfies, but I took one of Henry recently, and my friend Jenny just got an 8 month old pup, Ziggy!
2. “I insert an (advent) catheter, admit him to the ward, and resist the temptation to text 30 people.” (Tagged book. Really crazy story from previous page!)
3. Was sunny and cold, now dark and cold!
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday (sorry I‘m so late!!)
Guess what came in the mail today?? Cute small hardcover based on @Emilymdxn ‘s review!
Pulled this image from google because I‘m tired, but my doctor upped my meds and I‘m already feeling a bit better. 😁👍🏻
Many thanks for all the continued support. 💕💕 I‘m looking forward to seeing how the NHS differs from US hospitals. 🏩
A short book describing Adam Kay‘s various years working on the frontline in the NHS both funny and sad in equal measures. If you have read his first book you will love this one! Full review here: https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/twas-the-nightshift-before...
Next up! Annual Autumn book swap selection!
I wasn‘t sure what to expect as I haven‘t read This Is Going To Hurt but a firm pick! The right mix of respectful in difficult situations (some very painful, but with thoughtful content warnings so I‘d say you can feel safe reading it) and hilarious in light situations. I‘m absolutely going to go read his first book as soon as it‘s available in the library!
Testament to the state our beloved NHS is in at the moment, very important to read about
Dr Kay is back with some very naughty Christmas themed stories, apparently people save up their really stupid things to do list just for Christmas. It is comedy gold once again, anyone working in the hospital system will appreciate it more than the average person.
Is it too early to read this?? 🥰🎄
I pre-ordered it after reading This Is Going To Hurt last month and completely forgot about it until it arrived through the door this morning. No-one I know has read it and it's so sad! I'm really hoping this follow up is going to be as funny as TIGTH!