GP in the time of Covid
GP Francesca Cappelluto shares a wonderful poem reflectiing on the working life as a gp during the pandemic
It’s 2am I’m wide awake
So many decisions I’ve had to make
Was the phlegm white or green?
Was that a patient I should have seen?
An elderly lady has lost her son
I know she won’t be the only one
All I want to do is hold her hand
But due to COVID touching is banned
The way we work had changed so much
Missing the healing human touch
PPE to don and doff
Always asking, have I done enough?
Despite the changes we are still here
GPs are open, do not fear
We may have to consult on the phone
For headaches, spots or achy bones
It may be a challenge, it may be hard
But we can still help though from afar
Call us, let us do our job
Even if all you want to do is sob
We always want to do our best
This has constantly been our quest
So phone or video, sometimes in person
We’ll beat this disease of that I’m certain
For more reflections from those facing the pandemic, check out our Doctor Diaries.