I spent my first day in the stroke unit and helped the nursing staff take care of patients who had recently suffered strokes.
Let me tell you: Working in this unit in a foreign language is not easy. I had stressed nurses yelling instructions to me at 100 mph for most of the day. Apparently, I had to look after a stroke patient with dementia, who thought her oxygen mask contained some deadly gas. She kept pulling all her cables out, including her catheter. I was supposed to stop her, but how can you reason with such a patient, when she's convinced that you're out to kill her?
So, I got yelled at a lot - in German. And every time, I had a mini freak out in my brain.
Jop, that pretty much summed up my day, but replace Dr. Bunsen with the Swedish Chef.