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Witch hunting

Sunt dezgustat sa citesc zilele acestea presa din Romania cu privire la denigrarea in cvasitotalitate a personalului medical. Un caz nereprezentativ pentru toate seviciile de garda din tara este folosit ca sablon pentru toti cei care, timp de 365 de zile de an, vegheaza ca orice urgenta medicala sa fie tratata cat mai bine si mai rapid cu putinta. Nu cred ca in presa apare vreodata numarul de cazuri vazute in serviciile de primiri urgente in fiecare zi. Cred ca ar fi o surpriza pentru multi. De multe ori in garzi, vad apartinatori sositi pregatiti de atac, asteptand parca sa regaseasca personajele si deznodamintele create de ProTV si de toate celelalte televiziuni avide doar de rating. Doamne fereste sa intervina ceva care sa le stirbeasca prioritatea, fiindca la randul lor au salvat in telefon numarul unei televiziuni locale la care sunt pregatiti sa reclame ce nedreptate li s-a facut. Multi sunt vizibil dezamagiti cand vad ca totusi sunt primiti cu omenie si la 4 dimineata. In contrast, aici in Franta, fiind pregatit pentru reactii similare, raman inca surprins cand lumea imi multumeste aproape de fiecare data si mai ales ca in cele 13 luni petrecute aici, nu am fost privit cu neincredere absolut niciodata, in ciuda accentului evident. 

Desi suntem in aceeasi tabara, de fapt suntem tot timpul divizati, ne pricepem mult mai bine la ceea ce face celalalt, dar in domeniul nostru de expertiza acea virulenta este mult diminuata. Ne este greu sa apreciem efortul si calitatile cuiva, desi sunt in serviciul nostru. Desi noi oferim cat mai putin cu putinta, ni se cuvine totul. 

Si da, ma voi intoarce in tara la finele acestui stagiu de pregatire, desi foarte multi ma intreaba de ce.

France. Encore une fois.

This has been my best year ever (or not?). OK, it has been better because I have discovered something I really love doing and that is interventional radiology. I spent three months in Bucharest trying to learn the basics and now I am in France, in my opinion, the best place to learn something in radiology.  I am grateful for that.

But, everything has a price. Usually, in order to gain something new you have to give something in return (your time spent with loved ones and sometimes health). Oh, about that, I found out this year I am not an Iron Man after all (the race that I finished in July 2015 in Roth proves nothing more than the fact that I like sports. If you have the right person to support you, everybody can accomplish anything).

Health has been a major concern for me in 2016. I have some chronic health problems, as my aunt keeps telling me, I am not 20 anymore, but recently I have been given a new opportunity to grow, to be better as a person, to be humble. As of sudden I felt a sharp pain, in my left leg. Nothing compared to what I had before.

I work in a radiology department, so it wasn’t hard to do an MRI  that day. What it was easy to assume clinically, it proved painfully true on the images. I had a nice disc herniation with extrusion, and a big 2cm fragment keeps pressing against my left sciatic nerve. They really hug each other. And like every big love I had, it gives me a lot of pain. After two weeks it gets better, but the prospect of surgery is still on and the time will tell if I should do it or not.

So grind your teeth old fellow and try to stay away from sports for a while ! Easier said than done.

Stay active ! Stay fit ! (while you can;)