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Six Months

Six months is a long time.  For some things, that is. Like, “I’ve been waiting for my paperwork to go through for six months.”  That sort of time spent waiting … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Favorite Things Flip and Dip

It wasn’t until after graduating college and having spent a year as a research technician in the lab of an MD that I decided I wanted to be a physician … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Rotten

“Oh, I’ve been doing just the same, just the same, quite well, no complaints.” “That’s good.  Anything you’d like to discuss with Dr. Gray today?” The slight man’s face is … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 6 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

Softball

“With the controlling medications we have today, the life expectancy for someone with HIV is actually longer than for most people with diabetes…  And the infectious disease people here are … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Spontaneous

“Have you seen a spontaneous vaginal delivery yet?” a resident barks as she books by me, motioning with her head for me to follow.  I pend my post-op note and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

Two Stories

He points to the trash can at my feet with a trembling hand, breathing heavily as he struggles simply to manage his own secretions.  I hold an emesis basin beneath … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

You Are There

In the pink and lavendar lines traversing billowing apricot clouds, the random, yet perfectly placed rays meandering through such color, preparing for day’s withdrawal. In the lacy outline of sun-drenched … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 12 Comments

Anatomy of Never Approaching Enough

A head full of ideals, yoked by obligation reigns Over a heart of decency Supplying A gut full of duty and some small roguishness driving Foward limbs with purpose of … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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