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Renegade

I went to bed feeling like the queen of the mega-code, but this morning her majesty is wicked tired from all the studying and angst that comes from completing physician … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Like It Never Happened

“I can’t bag him anymore – nothing’s going in.”  The sinewy paramedic looks up at John expectantly. John nods, takes in a sharp breath. “Place an ET tube.” “Placing an … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: VITAMEATAVEGA– Now Wait a MINute!

You can fairly readily recognize those in a patient population who fall among the nutters of the medical world.  Upon opening their charts, a long (long) list of drug ‘allergies’ … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sing It Sunday

I start my internship in just one week (eep), but have not let my (great) angst about the transition to Dr. M. Whine destroy my fun during this fabulous month … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

An Odd Kind of Freedom

As I exit the lecture hall, traverse the lobby I’ve traipsed across too many times to count and at hours too early or late to speak of, everything – the … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

And I Won’t Come Down

I am exhausted – physically and emotionally. That is what absolute, unfiltered joy does to a person. Yesterday, in a room of my peers, sitting next to people I’d known … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Good Conversations

“Well now, aren’t you a sweetheart?  How kind you look, how kind!  Look here, I have a very expensive box of chocolates I’d like you to have, you just look … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Georgia On My Mind

As soon as we stepped out of the Atlanta International Airport I remembered the humidity – like a thousand rose petals pressed close, flat against one’s skin.  I felt (heartily) … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 7 Comments

When She’s Done

The steadily increasing pains have reduced her to breathless whimper, the cheerful jesting of latent labor long forgotten.  She gestures for her boyfriend’s arm, clutches at my hand as another … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 8 Comments

Favorite Two Elephants in the Room

While The King of the Whines is pleasantly trumpeting a soft warm light, this little guy – the second of Thimbleberry’s Babar inspired birthday gifts – serves up the best tea … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Bully For You

Medical school is an awful lot of things. It’s opportunity. It’s exciting. It’s fulfilling. But it’s also frightening. And tiring. It’s time and family and outside interest consuming. And it’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Screeds and Slinkies

I caught a short discussion on this controversial article on NPR’s Morning Edition while driving to work a few days back and, now that the madness of submitting my ERAS application … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Favorite Things Fine Followers

I love my readers – all my readers – in that bold, brotherly way in which one adores one’s colleagues.  That you would pop in – regularly, no less – … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 8 Comments

A Tuchus Relaxes

“So, this is our 69yo M with DM2 with neuropathy, retinopathy, and nephropathy, on hospital day #5 for hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state with seizures,  acute on chronic kidney injury, and sepsis.  … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 10 Comments

Power

“He’s getting pretty bad…we may have no choice but to intubate him soon,” the fellow circles a few values on the ABG and looks through the glass door at the … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 9 Comments

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