What I love the most of being a doctor is that it still has the hability to surprise me…and I think this will last forever! Everyday duties, shifts, sleeping recovering days, ventilation conferences and unaffordable congresses to attend…
But three days ago, still enjoying a couple of days in Paris, I received the weirdest text ever: SENSE OF HUMOR AND CLOWN WORKSHOP FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. Gabi, my chief resident, always involved in a thousand projects, was now organising the mos hilarious workshop ever!
No doubt I couldn’t miss that chance! So there I showed up in the Hospital of Torrejón, surrounded by complete strangers from the most different fields of health system, with José I. Ricarte, a Family practice doctor ready to let us wear a new pair of glasses to watch the world, our health world, from a different side.
We ‘ve learned that sense of humor doesn’t really mean to laugh out loud, that a nice word or just to remember the birthday of a patient could be the greatest gift, and that a smile between needles and plasters heals more tan amoxiciline!
How??? We’ve been back to our chidhood playing catch, we ve walked down the catwalk like stars, we ve given a thousand hugs and danced with strangers!!! My face muscles still hurt for laughing so much!
Theory and practices. Laughs. Good vibes…what else!? I can’t wait for the next event with José and the great family I’ve discovered and with whom I’ve won my big red nose. Now I am ready to make my patients a Little less hard their stay with us!
See you in the next! (because this, is addictive!)