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Bruce O
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Now a Dr with KC

Postby Bruce O » Sat 12 May 2007 4:07 pm

Got my final exam results yesterday and passed them all. I'm extra happy because I managed it without lenses in both eyes, even though I sat in the wrong seat at my first paper (A good friend saved my butt that time). I also had to examine someones ears and give a diagnosis which I was able to make out with my better eye somehow (Good eye day).
A bit nervous about starting work in august and hope that I have sorted my eyes out by then to be able to wear lenses. I've written about my KC on my Occupational health form but not quite sure how the hospital I'll be working at will take it. Going to see them on monday for 1 week of shadowing my predecessor. Wish me Luck.
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Postby Sarah M » Sat 12 May 2007 4:14 pm

Well done, and Good luck Bruce :D

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Postby Andrew MacLean » Sat 12 May 2007 4:58 pm

Dr Bruce

Well done, and all the best for the Summer and the job beyond.

Now then, did I ever mention to you that I have this niggling little pain ... ... ... :D

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Postby Michael P » Wed 16 May 2007 9:25 am

Bruce, belated congratulations from me too.

Let us know, in due course, how you get on in your new post.

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Postby Matthew_ » Wed 16 May 2007 10:41 am

Congratulations!
The very best of luck to you, Doctor.
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Postby donna » Wed 16 May 2007 12:00 pm

Good luck DR :D :D And congratulations :D :D

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Postby cherishu2 » Wed 16 May 2007 5:20 pm

8) congrats doc bruce.
keep us posted on how it goes.
mum to 7. Its a long story lol. cornea graft oct 19 2007.
Son with KC too
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Postby Pat A » Wed 16 May 2007 10:42 pm

Well done Dr Bruce! :lol:

Do you know whereabouts you will be working? keep us posted.
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Postby Sweet » Fri 18 May 2007 10:22 am

Congratulations!!

I am a nurse (qualified six years ago) and have found that occupational health have been brilliant with me. I gave them the 'employers' booklet and they understand when I have bad eye days and can't wear my lens. I also only do three nights in a row and have an extra night off to rest my eye.

Hoping that you do well with them! Enjoy your new job and learn loads!!! Also be nice to nurses as they can be your best friends when you need a hand with a difficult patient, doctors rounds and presenting patients to senior staff!! :lol:
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Postby Susan Mason » Sat 19 May 2007 10:10 pm

Hi Bruce

Congratulations on passing your exams.

Hope your job goes really well.

In a hospital hopefully all will fully understand your condition or at least be able to read up on it and familiarise themselves. Hopefully you won't get any silly questions or statements such as 'why can't you see?' or 'why not be less vain and just get your glasses on?'

take care

Susan
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