Wednesday, August 31, 2011

dear back

Dear Back,
Please stop hurting. This 30 minutes of biking then back pain thing is getting old and it's only been a week.

NSAIDS - I love you. kisses.

Monday, August 29, 2011

future plans

It's very hard to plan your future when your spouse keeps applying for jobs in different cities. Maybe I'm destined to locum. I hope I can find a family/OB locum if I need to locum because it would be a shame to lose my skills.

The OB quotient of my fellowship hasn't picked up at all over the last few weeks. My only 2 deliveries were actually with the OB on call because I stayed in the hospital on Friday instead of going to the office. The family medicine part has been good, but I feel a bit like been there done that and having someone still supervise me although I'm fully licensed is a bit annoying. We have a few people due over the next couple of weeks so hopefully things will pick up!

Some people have anxiety when they're over worked, but honestly I'm made anxious by under-working. I've tried to use my time wisely but often end up sleeping too much and learning too little. I'm planning a few conferences over the next month to try and up the learning factor.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

over training or under stretching

I am suffering from either biceps femoris tendonitis or IT band syndrome. I have odd bruising and pain at my fibular head and aching on the lateral knee precipitated it seems by road riding more than mtbing but lately all riding brings it on. I realized today with my foam roller that my IT band is very tender along its length but my hammies are also tight. Looks like I need to do some major stretching and foam rollering. Good thing I have a supply of topical NSAIDs and ice packs.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jack Layton

Dear Jack,
I was so sad to hear of your passing today. You were a fighter both personally and politically and have inspired a whole new generation to embrace the socialist agenda. Your accomplishments are many, most notably turning the Canadian conservative political scene on its head during the last election. I sincerely hope that you death does not derail the plans you have for Canada, as I think your vision is of a better country for us all.

I hope you did not suffer and that you went gently into the night. I offer my condolences to your family and hope that they had time to tell you how much they loved you. Canada is far worse off without you.

Monday, August 15, 2011


I was a very socially awkward child and if there's something that makes you have, it's social anxiety has an adult. Not so much being anxious about social situations in general, but being anxious about people liking you. It makes you work probably harder than you should to make and maintain friendships and it makes you worry that people don't like you. It makes you lie awake in bed at night analyzing social situations from the day before and wondering if you did/said something wrong. I wonder if this ever goes away.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

breast feeding

Today I convinced a woman to give breast feeding another try when she didn't get adequate support in hospital. I am so glad I took that breast feeding elective!

Monday, August 08, 2011


Well, I guess all that extra mountain biking paid off because I came third in my race this weekend! First ever podium since being in the beginner category!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


My new preceptor just told me to view my next two month rotation as a summer vacation... not exactly what I'm looking for. This is my "family medicine OB" experience. Unfortunately, he only has 4 people due this month. He does 10 deliveries per month on average but it seems this month is slow. We'll see how this goes. I guess I have lots of time to read and mountain bike!