Taking the good with the bad

The saying: “one day you’re a rooster and the next a feather duster” applies particularly to general practice.

We all know the heady euphoria of the rare diagnosis made, preferably when one’s colleagues have missed it.

The patient all but genuflects in the presence of our brilliance, and we go home self-satisfied.

The very next day can be a complete turnaround, with criticism for some perceived error making us wonder why we ever chose this profession.

Tom is a retired minister of 78. He has a range of health issues – type 2 diabetes, spinal