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Antibiotic Audit

“Sure, this may be viral, but whenever he gets a virus he always gets a bacterial sinusitis afterward.  Can’t we just have the antibiotic now to head it off at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Beat Up Postcard

Well hello you two, & greetings from AK!  It’s May 2013 & you’ve just graduated (from med school and residency) and are moving on to big things…but first you get … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 4 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

Over the Moon and Hanging with the Sun

Mr. Whine and I did not have the classic post-nuptial honeymoon we’d planned.  Quite shortly after we were married, I became suddenly and seriously ill, so any plans for travel … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 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

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

Glug Glug

Gasp, snort! I say to you, as I come up for air. I knowingly end-loaded my schedule for this, my final year of med school; I stuck a number of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sing It Solo

Mr. Whine has been the esteemed night float senior for the cardiology service this week.  (Read: Most often turfed to medicine resident in the hospital. ” Troponin?  You need to fix … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Favorite Things Family

My sister, Thimbleberry, and I, are two vastly different people.  We think differently, we like different music, different fashion, we have different life philosophies, we take our coffee differently. But … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sing It Sappily

I look out over the airplane wing, swirl the ice in my Sprite Zero, and drop my head on Mr. Whine’s shoulder. “It’s so haaaaard,” I say, half speaking, half … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I Read Wednesday: Hey Fatty

Well that got your attention, didn’t it? If you’re one of the 55% of Americans who are overweight or obese reading this, I apologize.  I didn’t mean to be offensive.  … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Control

“The last time Dr. Jones saw you was back in July, and at that time she adjusted your insulin a bit because your sugars were pretty high.  It looks like … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 17 Comments

Favorite Things Friday

Ah, Downton Abbey. Yes, it’s nothing more than a soap opera – with brilliant accents, beautiful period clothing, and a stunning setting. But, come on. Who doesn’t love a little … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Wound Care

She catches my hand as the resident exits the room, holding me back with her gaze.  Her eyes are like pennies, a lovely copper color, shining with blinked-back tears as … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

First Impressions

“I’m just so glad you get to learn from me, Ms. Mullberry!  I mean, what an awesome thing that I get to help out the next generation of doctors.  Oh, … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 10 Comments

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