All being well, this should appear when I'm eating lunch at placement tomorrow! Hooray for feeling a bit better =)
I've enjoyed the chat on the tops 10s post (thanks guys for all your suggestions - very helpful for me, and I hope for other folk - keep the comments coming!). I've enjoyed it so much in fact that I think it's time for a new series. This one is slightly less serious, but I think it will be amazing (and the rest of you will just have to humour me!).
I'm sick of being compared to Dr House. Yes, we both have awesome walking sticks, but that is pretty much where the similarities end. Except that I am, also, an excellent diagnostician. In fact, I always beat him to the diagnoses
the second time of watching.
I'm especially tired of the comparisons because there is no shortage of disabled doctor-ness with which to compare me. At least one lady at church had the imagination to compare me to Kerry Weaver, who is at least female and gay...
It got me to thinking about disabled doctors in TV dramas. And then I got to compiling a list. So, how about a little content analysis of my favourite TV (read : ER, Holby City, House, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs and Casualty)? As I said, humour me =)
And if you don't think I'll have much to work with (depending on definitions of disability) :
-Dr Carter, ER, substance misuse
- Dr Stevens, Grey's, metastatic melanoma
- Dr "Thirteen" Hadley, House, Huntington's
- Dr Turk, Scrubs, diabetes
- Dr Hunt, Grey's, PTSD
- Dr Casey (Michael J Fox), Scrubs, OCD
- Dr Winters, Casualty, "breakdown"
- Paul Nathan (medical student), ER, Parkinson's
- Dr Burke, Grey's Anatomy, hand issues
- Dr Howard (doesn't get a surname), ER, OCD
- Dr Lockhart, ER, alcohol misuse
- Dr Adams, Holby, Parkinson's
- Dr Romano, ER, upper limb amputee
- Dr Griffin, Holby, (colorectal / liver) cancer
And, of course, Dr Weaver and Dr House.
And that's only the ones I could think of off the top of my head without bothering to go upstairs and look at the list me and the mrs made on the train on Sunday.
I don't quite know what form it will take, but there are definitely themes (such as the miraculous lack of after effects in all but a vanishing minority following hugely traumatic happenings). It'll be a good excuse for me to watch some boxsets if nothing else ;)
Challenge : who can think of more for the list?