Monday, June 30, 2014

New Addition

One day I went to the humane society just to have a look...

and then I sent my husband a message with this picture... can I keep her?

and then she came home! 

and then she grew... and grew... and grew... 




she went on adventures to Lake Placid! 

and loves the river. 

Meet Nessa! Our baby substitute!

Monday, March 31, 2014

wishing my life away

Most days I hope at least once during that day for:
1) the weekend to come faster
2) my patients not to show up
3) to be abducted by aliens away from my workplace

The other day my colleague and I were standing at the back door getting ready to leave on a Thursday and she commented that the next day was Friday and it's almost the weekend. I felt wistful and commented that I wish we didn't wish our lives away waiting for the next weekend to come around. I'm tired of wishing my life away. Does that mean I should change practices, careers, locations? I don't know. Maybe I just need to change my attitude.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Thing 2

And sometimes your day is great because you assisted in the OR all day and had absolutely no responsibility for the outcome. 1 retractor, 2 rectractor, 3 rectractor 4... I might quit my day job and just hang around the OR.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Best Thing

Sometimes the best thing that happens in your day is that your scary psychotic patient doesn't show up.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bad Mouthing

Why is it that different medical specialties AND doctors within the same medical specialty love to badmouth each other? He is a bad doctor because he didn't do this, she's a bad doctor because she didn't do that, surgery hates medicine, medicine hates surgery, everyone hates family medicine, psychiatrists are crazy. I have been guilty of this myself. But, you know what? We all do our best. We all have 24 hours in a day and spend at least 10 of them working, usually more. We worry about our patients when we go to bed at night, we try to do our best by them because we are responsible for them. Orthopedic surgeons ask you for help because they are busy worrying about the broken hip in the ER that they have to get to the OR and feel unsure about that insulin order, family medicine asks for your help with the Guillaine Barre syndrome because they feel uncomfortable sitting on them until a hospital with a neurologist deems the patient bad enough to take them, the internist, they didn't know the patient's fracture needed reducing when the ER doc had casted it. We all work together, we all need each other, let's pull together and stop bad mouthing each other.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

note to self

stop reading ratemds.com

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I'm back!

Back from Italy, ate too many carbs, drank too much wine, had an amazing time. Feeling a bit jetlagged :) zzzz. Went in to the office today on my usual day off to work through all the messages. Found out that the person's license I took away before I left (she screamed at me for 5 minutes over the phone) came in and had a MOCA score of 1/30... for those non-medical types, that's really not good. I was dreading seeing this patient and am really glad she was seen when I was away by our superstar N.P.

 One of our partners quit today so we'll be looking for fresh blood. Can't say I didn't see it coming.

All of my OB patients who acted up the week before I left started behaving themselves as soon as I was out of the country! score!

All in all, this 2 weeks off was a success. I'm still looking forward to going to the St. Paul's family med conference in Vancouver next month - another week off!