when i told a colleague that i was going on vacation with the family soon, he said it's good to detoxify yourself.
i was stumped for a moment, but then, realised it's an appropriate although unusual description.
of late, it has been rather stressful at work, not only because of increased workload (often seasonal) but also a succession of patients with difficult problems. throw in the contagious bugs & germs, & yes, i'd say the hospital environment can certainly be toxic.
well, i'll be off till the end of school break, & i can't say i'd miss the hospital one bit! also glad the general election is not called while we're away.