Fillers A patient who changed my practice

Me, the heartsink patient

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.1513 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1513
  1. Sarah Evans, general practitioner
  1. Tring, Hertfordshire

    Going back to work was not just hard. It was ridiculously hard. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I have never considered not working, but I wanted someone to tell me to stop. As my baby approached 4 months, my days, my waking thoughts, and all my conversation became dominated by worry about leaving her. Unsurprisingly, she cried each morning as I dropped her at the nursery in a nearby village. I usually recovered from my own drenching panic as I approached a particular cottage garden in the next village on my journey to work.

    A year later I found myself in the …

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