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Moments of Bliss

I almost cried the other day.

I woke up feeling sick, sore throat and swollen glands etc. Nothing that a day in bed and hot tea wouldn’t cure. But alas, I was needed at work and so to work I must go.


I almost cried the other day.

I woke up feeling sick, sore throat and swollen glands etc. Nothing that a day in bed and hot tea wouldn’t cure. But alas, I was needed at work and so to work I must go.

Patient after patient, phone call after phone call. The day was long and it dragged. My head felt heavy and I had so much work to do. The day was not going well.

3:30pm. That’s what time it was when two people walked through the door that I definitely recognised, but wasn’t sure from where. And then in the mans arms was this tiny baby peacefully asleep, his face held the largest grin I have seen on someone for a long time.

“We just want to see Dr Jessup” he said.

My response, as it would be to anyone who turned up without an appointment; “Oh, well she’s booked out today, but…”

“No, no, we will just take a minute, we want to say hi and thank you and introduce her to my baby.”

Dr Jessup happens to walk out at this time, and they quickly move across to her and wave enthusiastically. A quick chat and a few photos, the mans grin doesn’t fade for a moment as he hands the baby from mum to doctor and back and takes photo after photo.

A quick five minutes of pure happiness is what I got to witness at work today, and that made me feel ten times better than I had at 3:25pm and any time before.

That’s what it is to work here, through all the medicare stresses and failed cycles, the upset patients or the frustrated embryologists, this small, rare moments are well outweighed by that one blood result that comes back reading “positive pregnancy” or when I get to book in a caesarean section for Dr Knight to finally get to deliver this baby that has been with Demeter throughout all the fertility journey and then all the way through the Obstetrics journey.

The process is long and tough, but by god, is the end result amazing.

Janie

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