Thursday, August 14, 2008

Surgerizing

So,
I'm on surgery. I actually quite like it. But the call is funny. It's home call and if we're not called after 12 then we don't get to go home post-call. But when I"m on call I sleep really badly. Last night I was at the hospital doing some neat stuff until about 9:30 and then wasn't called after that. It doesn't sound bad, but by 2:30 today I was dying of sleepiness. Good thing the last surgery was a lap chole and I was the camerawoman because it kept me awake. I got props for my camera skills too, sweet!

I'm starting to get a hang of rounding in surgery too... I did my 15 patients in an hour and 45 minutes today and one of them had psychosocial issues which I spent a good while chatting with her about. That's not the surgeon's strong suit and he leaves it all up to the nurses, who are really busy, so it was nice to be able to really make a difference.

Anyway, I'm going to go pass out on the couch now and try not to burn my pizza.

2 comments:

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Glad you're liking surgery so far! I, too, am going to go pass out in my apartment and make a mini veggie pizza in the new oven my parents' just got me...

Geoffrey W. Rutledge, MD, PhD said...

Hi,
I think your blog is terrific, and I would like to feature you on Wellsphere (http://www.wellsphere.com). Would you drop me an email?
Good health!
Geoff
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Geoffrey W. Rutledge, MD, PhD
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