Friday, September 21, 2012

24 Hours and counting

So I have been awake for 24 + hours and now that I am home I can't seem to get to sleep so I'm eating pizza and playing some World of Warcraft with the family, I know LOL can you say geeks. I spent 12 hours on an over night ER shift followed by a full day at the clinic. One of the coolest things I got to do last night was insert a Femoral Venous Catheter, do stitches, work in the pediatric ER and remove little beads from two kids ears. During this rotation I have also had a chance to do a digital rectal exam and feel a really large and bumpy prostate, perform a breast and pelvic exam and a pap smear, see numerous central lines and chest tubes inserted and watch a stent placed in the left anterior descending coronary artery after what is known as a "widow maker" heart attack.  I"ve seen stroke alerts, STEMI alerts, gun shot wounds, I've been called "the evil white doctor". I've been given complements and told I'm going to be a great doctor. I've been  yelled at, thanked, praised, and exhausted. It's only been 4 weeks and this is only family medicine. What can I say...I LOVE MY LIFE!!! I have the  next two days off and I really need to study just as soon as I catch up on some sleep.


Anonymous said...

LOL I love your life, too! I can't believe how the time flies and you are already on rotations. I've been following you for a while and doing the Ross Med journey vicariously through you. Keep it up! I'm rooting for you! I am also in my 30's and hope to join the Ross crew next year, too. Thanks for your inspiration and motivation.

MOM2MD said...

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for reading my blog. It's great to hear that I can give you a little glimps of your future. Good luck to you and never give up on your dreams. We can overcome any obsticles.