he said to me last night “I don’t know what happened to you” I let the comment pass as it was late and I was heading to bed. I didn’t dwell on it overnight but this morning spoke to him and said “how can you not know what happened? I was terminated from my job with no warning as they closed the office down, I believed my work defined me, I loved selling in the medical industry and I was good at it. I then moved to the country to be with you and felt like I had lost most of my identity as well as people I thought were friends.” I have worked through this now but it was a mental struggle for about 2 years whilst I adjusted. I still don’t know that I have adjusted but I am begining to fit in. Though the people are friendly no one ‘pops’ in or I can’t just ‘drop over’ to other peoples / friends places. In the country it is an “outing” one must arrange and plan for. You can’t catch a cab 50Km north east of Keith to get “home”.
I have taken the cause of the Keith Hospital as a pet project to occupy the time I have free. I feel challenged and worthwhile, not for anybody else but for me. I don’t know that we will achieve anything more than gaining a high profile for the hospital and making the Government feel a little uncomfortable. we have raised over $400,000 so far and need to continue to do this. But for our passion and the residents I feel a connection to, there is little relief in site to the constant fund raising. I welcome anybody’s suggestion or donation, please do not hesitate to contact me for unlike the SA Government we are open for business 24/7 have free parking and services to share. We would also LOVE another Dr if you happen to be looking for a country change.