In early September 2020, one of my senior colleagues became a grandmother. She has a bustling OBG practice at a different hospital. I agreed to look after her patients, initially for 2 months and then extended it for another 15 days, till Diwali. I had my reservations esp due to increased exposure and heavy workload during COVID times.
It has been an intense, challenging and rewarding experience. I feel happy that she was able to focus totally on her daughter and granddaughter during this period. Attaching a pic with them. I did her daughter’s delivery too!
Timely help, even if inconvenient, does wonders.
~ Sandhya Shivakumar