They will also know that recently I was being punched by a patient... fairly frequently.
Now a few slaps and pushes I can cope with. I'm made of fairly strong stuff and can usually hold my own.
But this wasn't an A&E shift on an alcohol fuelled friday evening.
This was a 70 year old man with advanced dementia. He also happened to have an impressive right hook.
The doctor had been reluctant to write him up for anything because every time he had passed us, the patient was sitting quietly while I was reading Angels and Demons. Sadly though, this was only for incredibly brief periods.
It was only when the doctor saw him slap me around the face and call me a f**king bitch that he reevaluated.
My patient slept for the rest of the night.
Does anyone want to re-evaluate their previous comments?