As usual, it didn’t hit me that I was actually leaving San Diego until my last day.
It was bittersweet because I was genuinely going to miss all of the great people I met, but was also looking forward to starting a new adventure.
The two main clinics I was at each through me a good-bye party. My main clinic made theirs a surprise and the charge nurse even sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She is so thoughtful!
All of the providers hugged me good-bye, and asked if I really had to go. Yet, they were very excited for me to move on to the San Francisco Bay area.
Some patients said they wanted to make an appointment with me next week, or that they wanted to bring in their children to see me next month for a physical. I did not have the heart to tell them I wouldn’t be there. I also heard after I left that some patients came in expecting to see me, and when they learned I wasn’t there they caused a scene.
The tough part about doing locum tenens will always be leaving behind my peers, co-workers, and patients I have developed a bond with. It is good to know that I can always go back if I want to.