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A doctors work is never done.

  • Nov. 21st, 2005 at 12:00 PM
What's that old saying, a womens work is never done. Well I really wouldn't know much about bein' a women.*cough*Glory*cough* Uh, but anyway think the same is pretty much true for Doctors too. Cause I've been pretty much all work and no play for way too long. And doesn't look like my prospects for a little time off is gonna happen just yet.Since things have been even weirder than usual at Sunnydale Memorial Hospital. Usually one doesn't see some of these problems til after Thanksgiving. But are already seein' far more food poisoning victims in the ER. Plus an increase in attempted suicides and such. So have been a busy boy to say the least.

Even though is supposed to be a time for happiness with friends and family. The holidays always seems to be a bit too stressful or depressing for those who's lives aren't goin' to well. Yet that's why I've wanted to be a Doctor my entire life. To help people, and try to make things a little better if I can. No matter how bad things get, those feeling alone or lost need to know that there are people in the world that still care, and wanna help. So looks like I'm gonna be workin' overtime up threw the holidays.

This is the second year that I won't get to spend Thanksgiving with mom and dad, the kid sis, and my other relatives back in Los Angeles. The Hall Family has always been a close nit family. Who's always been good about coming together for the special holidays and special occasions that makes life meaningful. But my obligations as a Doctor have to come first. My family knows that I love them, and will visit when things are a little less hectic on the work front. Hopefully will get to see them all this Christmas. Til then, I'll certainly call the parents, and grandmother, and send my well wishes and love to everyone.

As for me, I'll do my job, and if the work load turns out to be a bit lighter than expected. Then a friend has invited me to have dinner with him and his other guests at a local Inn. Really do need to get with the socializin' a bit more. So yeah, may be able to find a couple of hours to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. Even if can't get back to LA to spend it with the family, can at least share it with some friends in Sunnydale. That really does sound like just what the Doctor ordered. No pun intended.

Working On

  • Mar. 11th, 2005 at 9:00 PM
Things have been really busy around the Hospital lately. Has been a really bad flu season. I feel very fortunate that I haven't come down with it. Guess I have a strong immune system or something.

Uh, in any case I've felt really bad to see so many people, and especially children suffering. Makes a guy feel pretty useless. But I've done all I could to help. Have totally been working overtime trying to do whatever I can. But really need a break. It's almost spring, so will hopefully get a few days off to actually have a life outside the hospital.

In other news, a friend of mine Mr. Douglas recently called me. Grant said he'd been outta town recently due to some family problems back east. But is back, and needed me to pay a visit at my earliest convience to his Inn. To check on an injury he suffered. Said it wasn't anything to serious, but wants to make sure it's healing okay. Also mentioned again that I'm always welcome to be a guest at his Inn. Is a nice quiet place next to Pacific Ocean. I am tempted to take him up on the offer. Just to get some rest and get away from all the stress. But then again thanks to my special problem, is best that I stay at my own place away from people or other beings that could discover my secret.

Yeah, so I'll just go out to the Inn for a quick house call, then come back to my place for some muchly needed sleep. I can only hope that things start to go better from here on out. It's hard to be an eternal optimist when so many bad things are happening in the world. But I'm an optimist that will always be looking forward to a better tomorrow.

Answers for Riley Finn

  • May. 11th, 2004 at 7:07 AM
What is the biggest city you've ever lived in or traveled to?

Los Angeles is the biggest city I've ever traveled to, but Sunnydale is my home. And seems like the place I've always lived. Wouldn't want to life any other place, because big cities just don't provide the same sense of belonging that a smaller community does.

If you had to choose to lose one of the five senses permanently,which one?

That is a really tough one, cause really think it would be difficult to live with the loss of any sense. But if I had to choose, guess would have to say smell. Cause is no way I would want to live without sight, hearing, taste, or touch.

Who has more fun, blonde's or redheads?

Well speaking for my sister Glory, would have to say blonde's. As much as I hate to admit it, she does know how to have fun. Of course her definition of fun may not be the same as most. While she is busy thinking about herself, being spoiled and pampered like some kind of goddess. All I want to do is focus on becoming a doctor, to help people and make the world a better place. Uh, anyway back to the question blonde's have more fun according to my annoying pain in the but sister at least.

What makes you laugh?

Well being an average guy guess would have to say classic physical comedy like the three stooges always made me laugh. But in terms of cartoons always felt sorry for Daffy Duck, and Wile E. Coyote. The Simpson's also makes me laugh too. And guess I have ticklish feet too. So that's about it.

Do you hope to marry and have a family someday?

I would love to get married and have a family someday. As a doctor one gets to see families everyday. See the love, and happiness that marriage and family can bring. So I would love to find that happiness someday, if it is possible to do so.

A day off

  • Feb. 6th, 2004 at 5:00 AM
Well I've been too busy lately to even update this journal. The past few weeks of working overtime at Sunnydale Memorial Hospital has been pretty stressful. But was finally given a little time off, so am going to try to enjoy the next few days. Cause I know that I may not have another day off for another week or more.

I'll probably just end up going to the Bronze or one of the local bars. Sunnydale doesn't appear to have many places to go to just have fun. Yet any place is better than the hospital. But am still a little tired from working overtime, so think that I'll try to get a few hours sleep. Then go out later for a nice peaceful night out on the town.

No time for fun.

  • Jan. 2nd, 2004 at 11:55 PM
Well after a long week of stressful overtime work at Sunnydale Memorial Hospital. I was finally able to take a little time off to have some fun. Well ok, wasn't really able to have any fun. Since I had to make sure that a patient of mine was doing ok.

So I gone back to Grant's Inn, where Grant was having a party. Was alot of beautiful ladies there. With my luck, I'm sure they was already taken. But I really never got the chance to mingle with anyone anyway.

But really didn't have time to worry about my lack of a social life. Since I had promised Evan and his guardian that I would see how he was doing. I had been worried that he may have anemia from the lack of iron with a low red blood cell count. Yet, he appears to be doing better, but anyone that has lost so much blood, really does need to get plenty of rest. He was still to weak and confused to talk much. So I told him to just rest for now, and that everything would be ok.

Anyway, the iron supplements that I provided, seem to have increased his red blood cell count to normal levels. I recommended that he continue to have 10mg of iron per day, which is the daily iron requirements for all Adolescents. To also eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as orange or grapefruit juice. And to avoid caffeine when eating iron rich foods, since caffeine reduces iron absorption. So if everything continues to go well, he should be a perfectly healthy boy in no time.

And I do hope that everything goes well for the kid. He deserves alot happier new year.

Also Grant has invited me back for another party to celebrate the new year. Is hard to believe that 2004 is finally here. And I do hope that everyone has a healthy, and happy 2004.

Working through the holidays

  • Dec. 27th, 2003 at 12:00 AM
I've had a really busy week. First a friend's call had me off making a little house call to an Inn on Smuggler's Bluff to help a kid. The young boy Evan needed a blood transfusion, and some rest, but should be ok. I promised the kid and his guardian that I would try to make another house call as soon as I can, just to make sure he's ok.

But being an intern at Sunnydale Memorial Hospital during the holidays is not an easy thing to say the least. Since some of the doctors took some time off for Christmas, and even some of the interns didn't show up. Thus I was left working a double-shift. But finally got a few hours off to get some rest before I'm needed again at the ICU.

Even though I haven't really had time to enjoy the holidays. I know that I'm more fortunate than most of my patients... and their families who are having the misfortune to suffer threw health problems at this time of year. So I'm just glad to help out and hopefully make somebody's holidays a little better. And hopefully things will look up for everyone in the coming year.

Intro & House Call To Smuggler's Bluff

  • Dec. 20th, 2003 at 6:00 PM
Hello, my name is Benjamin Wilkinson.. But most just call me Ben. I'm a doctor- well, almost. I'm currently an intern at Sunnydale Memorial Hospital. My dream has always been to be a doctor, so I can help people.

I'm somewhat new to Sunnydale. But from what I've seen in the ER in Sunnydale so far, the locals can clearly use all the help they can get. And being a doctor in Sunnydale will never be boring for sure.

Speaking of which, a former patient of mine, a really nice gentleman by the name of Grant Douglas called me and asked if I could make a house call to his Inn on Smuggler's Bluff. It is a highly unusual request, but he said that it was a life or death situation. That a child of one of his guest is gravely ill. And also mentioned something about blood loss, so will need to be prepared. Will be there soon, I hope that I'll be able to help.

One thing is for certain, life will never be dull in Sunnydale, but will do whatever I can to help save lives. Cause thats what a doctor is suppose to do.