David Graff – davidgraff.com Today with Dave, Downunder it's Thursday, October 19th, 2017 @ 8:36 PM

Hughenden

Recently I’ve been touring the countryside again, on another rural relief term… For three months I’ll be going from place to place doing country work. It’s a mix of general practice, covering the local hospitals and health service and emergency. Hughenden is my first placement and it’s about 400 km west of Townsville. I’m here as the sole doctor in the town. Hopefully everything works out well!

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Sydney 2014

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Ready?

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I’m about to go bungee jumping or something – I’m not. I’m not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. –Hugh Laurie

The boys are back in town

Just recently I’ve had the chance to catch up again with some good friends… My old house mate and friend John got a chance to visit Townsville for work, then Craig came back from seven weeks abroad and then surprise of all, Sean popped in to town for a short visit. It’s good to see these guys and have a laugh.

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John and me at Outback Jacks

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Sean, me and Craig

Today and Always

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Melbourne!

It’s my holidays and I’m taking a break. I’ve come to Melbourne and Andy is here for work! Perfect timing!

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First Solo

So… this happened today, my first solo as pilot in command! The three together are warmup runs with the instructor, and my first solo wa a right circuit off Runway 01 at Townsville International.. YBTL.


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Palm Island

This year has slipped away and I’m now in my last rotation as a JHO. In on rural relieving, where they send juniors out to cover positions that are either remote and have visitor locums as their only doctors, or that the regular local doctor has requested relief for some reason, like taking holiday leave. Right now I’m on Palm Island for a week. It’s a nice place with a storied history to say the least. I’m very glad for this opportunity to see this place and how healthcare works out here. I’ll be back in January as well, so it’s nice to get to know places, people and things I will see again.

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Wake Me Up

When I’m wiser and I’m older…

Crazy Kids

I was babysitting last night and we made a cake. I think it is officially a chocolate eggshell cake… named after its two main ingredients!

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