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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings, From Yet Another Airport

Well, hello there, folks.  It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been talking about myself and my schooling and my career goals so very much the past month that I … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 5 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

And When He Tells Her

There are little dimples in her sagging cheeks, a tribute to the youth that composes her age.  She has one of the most genuine smiles I’ve ever seen, a kindness … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 3 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

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