22 January 2007

Speaking the lingo

A little knowledge goes a long way, or so it seems.

When speaking to a 7 year old boy post-surgery, it helps if you know a little (or a lot in my case) about Star Wars.

His parents accused us of speaking in tongues, but it put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!

I even managed to get him to tell me about his surgery, which was a rather delicate concept for a 7 year old boy, and he waved me goodbye as I left his bedside.

It's given me a rather warm feeling inside....now let's see how long that lasts for.


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Anonymous said...

Are you sure you are training as a doctor, sounds a bit touchy-feely to be honest... Stroppy consulatant types won't tolerate that you know!!!

Nicenurse x

thinblueline said...

The more the geek your are the more endearing you are to us readers :D

Calavera said...

I like it when you connect on a different issue with a patient like that.

There was a little boy on our surgical ward round once in the kiddy's ward, and we started talking about Yu-Gi-Oh together. Probably to the dismay of my consultant. But oh well.