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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

Sing It So IT Begins

For many reasons – some doofus-y, and some deeply personal – Mr. Whine has deemed this my personal theme song.  And so on this, the eve of my introduction to … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

What I Read Wednesday: Cat Crap

“But they need their freedom, cats.  They need to feel wild sometimes.” My friend sips her coffee and jiggles a bright pink mouse in front of her tabby’s face.  He … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

You Know, It Makes Me Wanna….

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Ms. Mullberry Whine has just finished her LAST RESIDENCY INTERVIEW. Seriously. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Singing (in the elevator) and shouting (into the hotel-room pillow) and celebrating (with chocolate, almonds, and … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 17 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

Shrug

The attending and I have long finished our pimp/teach ritual – meaning we’re at least an hour and a half into the case – and have fallen to paperwork and studying, … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 2 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

Pour Me Another Glass

Irritability.  Tremors in my fingers that look much like typing.  Creativity grand-mal-study seizures.  Diaphoresis – well, that’s mostly because the radiator is right under my desk. The rest of it … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 14 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

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