I am currently at this stage in my life where my Facebook feed is full of people getting engaged, married or having children. Ever so often, I would leave a like and a comment expressing my happiness for this big step in their life. Then as I turn my phone off and go back to my work, I sometimes wonder... should I be in the same situation as they are right now?
Friday, 27 October 2017
A little background of what I do for a living...
I am a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist and as a short description of what I do, the machine we use in my center is called a linear accelerator which emit electronically generated radiation. As a physicist, I create treatment plans for cancer patients based on the prescription and constraints given by the Radiation Oncologist.
So anyway, I was hanging out and trying to blow off some steam with my coworkers at the reception area when a patient who has just finished their treatment for the day looked at me. She smiled with worry in her eyes and asked if I was the physicist. I told her I was. The next thing she told me brought me to tears.