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The blog’s going to need a new strapline…

Hold up!

See that little date above?

This post was published years ago.

My opinions have changed over time: I think it's quite fun to keep old posts online so that you can see how that has happened. The downside is that there are posts on this site that express views that I now find offensive, or use language in ways I'd never dream of using it today.

I don't believe in airbrushing history, but I do believe that it's important to acknowledge the obvious: some of what I've written in the past has been crap. Some of it was offensive. Some of it was offensively bad. And there's may be some brass among the muck (you can make up your own mind on that).

Some of what I've presented as my own views has been me—wittingly or unwittingly—posturing without having considered all the facts. In a few years, I'll probably think the same about what I'm writing today, and I'm fine with that. Things change. People grow. Society moves forward.

The internet moves on too, which means there might be broken links or embedded content that fails to load. If you're unlucky, that might mean that this post makes no sense at all.

So please consider yourself duly warned: this post is an historical artefact. It's not an exposition of my current views nor a piece of 'content' than necessarily 'works'.

You may now read on... and in most cases, the post you're about to read is considerably shorter than this warning box, so brace for disappointment.

Doctor\'s Badge

After five years, four homes, eleven housemates, seventy assessments, nine weeks in Canada, litres of sweat, countless tears, innumerable smiles, and a large dose of hard work, I was utterly overwhelmed today by receipt of the news that I’ve somehow successfully qualified as a doctor.

I guess the real work starts in August, when I take up my Foundation Doctor post.

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Comment from Jonathan Rothwell


    23.12, 11/06/2008

Well… congratulations! It’s going to be sad to see the old strapline go, but such is life…

Many congratulations again, and the very best of luck for your future.


Comment from Mort Karman


    17.34, 17/06/2008

Dr. Simon!! Sounds good. You worked hard for it.
Sorry I have not contributed for awhile. my own health has required many doctors. Kidneys are going-I go in for a fistula Thursday so they can do dialysis if necessary.
I got my electric chair about a month ago.
It will give me a new career.
I am going to be a hit man.
For a small fee I will run over the toes of people you don’t like.
Perhaps I can go to the UK and my super doctor friend Simon can make me whole again.
Wishful thinking.
I know you will be a good doctor.
Good luck on a long successful career.
Just never forget us little people when you become famous.
Mort


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    09.34, 18/06/2008

Thanks for your comments!

Mort – I hope the op goes well for you. In my experience, having an AV fistula results in endless fascination from medical students all wanting to feel it…

Good luck in your hit man career… and I’ll certainly not forget you when I’m famous!


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