If you had told me three years ago if I would be working in Winnipeg as a clinical psychology resident during a global pandemic, I’m not sure which part I would have been most surprised by.
I have been so proud at the challenges the VGH has overcome these last two years. Despite massive disruptions, interruptions and outbreaks I have watched staff do their utmost to provide excellent care.
What could be worse during this pandemic than to see COVID-19 hit those closest to your heart? Last September, my parents got infected with COVID-19 even though they were fully vaccinated back in the Philippines. My dad recovered, but my mom, unfortunately, did not.
I began working at the Vic not too long ago, in June 2020, in the operating room, right amid all the madness. It was quite the challenge— adjusting to a new job and learning all of these duties and responsibilities while things were constantly changing with COVID.
“The most important things in life aren’t things.” ~Anthony D’Angelo The past 19 (20?) months have been unlike any other. Reflecting on this period can feel a bit overwhelming. Remember, in March of 2020 we went from our first presumptive case to a complete provincial lockdown in the span of 19 days!