Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gross Room 4:35

What are you all still doing here? Go home! I sent other AP doc home two hours ago. And cytology. CT is dead. Bronch room and OR too. There are too many of you and looks like not much work to do. How will Friday be?

P.A. #1: Maybe around 100 blocks. Full day, but not too crazy. Gyn/onc surgeon doing three cases.

Ugh, he's going to want frozens. But we will be here. So go home. Too many P.A.'s spoil the um, organ.

P.A.#2: Sorry, but that can be taken in more than one way.


P.A.#2: My mind just goes there.

I love it. I'm on call, will take care of everything. Go home. Enjoy the holiday.

P.A.#1: I've got thirty minute drive. Going to take you up on that now.

P.A.#3: I'm on call with you. I don't like the use of your word dead. OR settled, not dead.

Ok, yes. Settling down for a long winter's sleep. I'll take that.

P.A.#4: It's going to be a long winter.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A link

Please read this powerful anonymous guest post over at my other blog, MiM.

Our scars are our torches

I'm chilling with my med school bestie in Jonesboro, status post lab inspection, with wine and kids and birthdays. Hope you all are having a good weekend.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016



"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

Newton's third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That was my mantra, that got me through my workday.


Homemade meatballs. Kids fave. Celebratory dinner turned comfort dinner. We talked politics and positivity.


Donate. Arkansas Food Bank. ACLU. Planned Parenthood. Etc. Just a beginning to a long four years.

5:30 am. question (after telling my daughter on text that I'm sorry, I was wrong, it will be ok, we have family and friends and that is what is important): Can you impeach a president that hasn't yet been sworn into office? (No, I think).