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Hi all 

Gosh, how funny to be back here after nearly ten years absent.  

I was researching something for work and it led me onto a report about the ambulance service, which reminded me about how all those years ago (now) that I used to make posts here and how, at that tie, being something quite new and interesting to me, I became a little, well .... hyperinterested .... in it.  Ahahaha, I laugh at how much of a wanker I probably made of myself and how long ago that was.  I think it was the year I first went to work at summer camp which included a medical first responder course.  Maybe it was the year after, I can't remember.

Anyway .... I eventually did get on with my medical degree.  I was then sitting in the medical library one day and it hit me I didn't really want to be a junior doctor studying and working horrid hours and such into my 40s.  I wanted to be an emergency physician or intensivist so no private practice, all in the pubic system, so the nights, weekends, etc are a part of life.  I thought bugger this.  The uni said I could do nursing or pharmacy instead.  My friend is a pharmacist and he is like stay away mate.  So I have, and I'm glad I did.  

So instead, I became a barrister* specialising in defence and various other bits and pieces, including our statutory accident compensation scheme, good bit of medical stuff involved there so super interesting plus I can understand most of the terms.  It's basically the same as being a doc; see, diagnose, treat.  Just no first-hand blood involved.  It's not bad and I'm happy enough.  I did go on a nice date with a House Officer not long ago.  The irony is not lost on me.  She wants to seme again so that's good I reckon.  

Well, good one, thought some of you would chuckle at this.  It's also good for a bit of the nostalgia, which I'm getting a bit all about now that 40 is closer and closer.

Take care all

Kiwi

 

* We have a fused profession so unlike in England where one is either a barrister or a solicitor, I am both but I tend to take work from outside referrals which more closely resembles a barrister.  I'll be applying to be a barrister sole probably at the end of the year.  

 

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Kiwi,

I like you wandered back into the forums after a few years hiatus myself. Happened to get a random junk email from EMTCity about a post I might be interested in and here I am looking through forums and reminiscing on my old, posts as a paramedic student and new paramedic. The nostalgia is real my friend.

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Damn Kiwi. The force is strong with you. I just happened to be sitting here bored and for some reason, this site popped into my head and I figured I would check it out. What are the chances that you were here less than 2 weeks ago and then Fire and now me? Are you going to summon Dust back from the grave next?

Glad to hear things are going well for you.

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So many familiar faces - so many great friends from long ago. 

many have come and gone. 

many have gone forever - gone to the EMS systems in the sky.  

Good to see you all come back to say hello.  

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