Saturday, July 28, 2012

I hate physicals

I hate physicals. I always find there is way too much health teaching to do that if the person has even one thing THEY want to talk about, I'm in there for 35 minutes and my schedule is behind. Maybe I'm too much of a talker or want to tell people too much but even to hit the salient points and get in the important stuff... it takes a long time! I help people calculate their calcium, figure out if they should be on ASA, find out if they've had their FOBT, BMD, mammogram, pap test, cholesterol, blood sugar, wear sunscreen, wear a seatbelt, are looking forward to target coming to Canada... lots of stuff! Then, someone busts out that they have chestpain and it really falls off the rails! I feel like efficiency comes from cutting out some of the things that I think are important and I don't want to do that. puts me between a rock and a hard place.

In other news, I'm working in a locum right now that's only 6 weeks long and because of that, lots of the patients are waiting for their own doctor to come back.. and I only see about 9 patients per day. How relaxing!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our garden

Our garden is absolutely taking over our yard... and trying to make a break for the neighbour's yard. I wish I knew more about cutting things back without compromising their fruiting or even to enhance fruiting. My tomatoes are looking a bit wild. Also, we don't eat enough lettuce to support 5 lettuces... note to self. The neighbours are getting a lot of free produce though!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wow. how often do you get the opportunity to deliver two sisters' babies about 5 minutes apart across the hall from each other?!? crazy night!