Thursday, August 28, 2008

You know you're on surgery when you think getting up at 6:00 is sleeping in... Today i got to sleep in until 6:15... what luxury. Except that I still woke up at 5:30 thinking that I was late after having a horrendous dream about all the stones falling out of my engagement ring. Anyway. I got to see my new nephew last weekend and he's absolutely gorgeous so I thought I needed to share a few photos. None of me and him up yet but my dad took one so, soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My sister had a baby today!!!!!!!!
I'm so stoked. I'm an auntie x 2!
Hello Joel Fletcher. I will spoil you beyond belief!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dear surgery god,
Please let there be no more emergency surgeries. I am so tired I just can't take it and I'm on call again Sunday and I need to help Ben move into his new apartment today.


Thursday, August 14, 2008


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.

Monday, August 11, 2008


So, today I started my surgery rotation at a hospital that is in the community and affiliated with my medical school. It started off with not beingn told anything of what we were supposed to do with ourselves and has ended with me waiting here for an hour now for a page to be returned after the resident told me he forgot to see a consult this morning and asked me to contact the doctor on call today to see if I should go see them because she's on my team... I mean, if you forgot to see a patient, wouldn't you call the attending to hand them over? I'm not on call, although I think I'm supposed to see consults for my team, but I'm not sure. I'm just not sure how long to wait before paging again. I guess I'll wait another hour?

update: the resident called shortly after I had written this to see how I was doing. He then proceeded to come in and talk to the attending himself because I couldn't get a hold of her and she didn't answer her second page either - perhaps something up with the paging system. Anyways, all is well that ends well, although I kind of would have liked to get to see the patient!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Jennifer Hawke today shared her "I love you" experience - the first time it was said in her new relationship. I thought it would be fun to share my 'first I love you' experience with Ben. I think it would be neat if those with long-term partners (ahem, milk and 2 sugars and my sister) shared their story as well.

Ben and I went to visit his mother about a month into our relationship. Walking up the garden path I was very nervous. Apparently Ben's mom had been telling him for years that he should have married his highschool girlfriend when he had the chance because she was so perfect. I met Ben's Dad's mother coming up the path (she lives next door) and she gave me a wonderful welcome. Ben's mum wasn't home, but when she did get home she gave me a great welcome too. That night Ben and I were lying in bed and I said "good night" and he whispered "I love you". Unfortunately, when we first got together I couldn't really understand his accent when he whispered so I had no idea what he said, so I asked him to repeat himself. He said it again. This time I thought I heard it but wasn't sure. so. I MADE HIM SPELL IT. hahaha. what kind of weirdo am I? Then I said that I loved him too. I just didn't want him to have said "let's have some tea tomorrow morning" and then I say "I love you too". Anyway, now we're getting married so I guess it all worked out ok in the end.