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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

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

I Just Finished Medical School And….

It’s a FABULOUS (terrifying, surprising, FABULOUS) feeling. (For all the like minded medical science nerds out there, yes, the featured image is an endorphin.)

May 14, 2013 · 9 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

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

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

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

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

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

What I Read Wednesday: Baubles, Bows, and Curves

Fashion and appearances in general have been on my mind the last few months –  peripherally, of course – as I slog through residency interviews. To be fair, I’m going into … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Better Day

“I’m very, very sorry sir, but the satellites are down… we can do cash only just now.” The middle-aged woman at the register purses her lips sympathetically, gesturing sadly for … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Final Thought

Ah, the new year. A chance to set down, sign off, step in, screw up and sing out all over again. Not to mention, whine. What could be better?! Celebrate, … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Silly Goose

“I’m 98 years old.  What do you think about that?!” “I think that’s pretty swell!” I smile.  “I bet you’ve got a lot of great stories to tell.” “Oh, plenty, … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 2 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

At A Loss

“You’re waking up, Ms. Jones.  You’re waking up from surgery.  Can you squeeze my hand, Ms. Jones?” The big blue anesthesia resident hovers over her pale face, shaking her hand. … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 8 Comments

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