Saturday, May 28, 2011

I have a knee effusion. It only feels better when I ride my bike without falling off. Can I have a doctor's note to say that I need to not fall off?

Friday, May 27, 2011

I have sciatica. It's only better when I ride my bike. Maybe I'll be able to get a doctor's note to skip work and bike every day...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This is REALLY important to watch if you're in healthcare.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The trip was wonderful and I never wanted to come home. Nothing like no TV and no internet to make a couple focus on each other!

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm taking the husband away this weekend for his birthday. We're going to a surprise place and I"m excited because I think he'll really like it. I hope. Things have been tough with our living apart these past two years and I'm really looking forward to being together, finally, come July.

Saturday is going to be an epic road ride - a metric century (100 km). Hopefully the weather holds up!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I hate it when you call a consultant because you don't know what something is and you're afraid of a dangerous diagnosis and then they make you feel like an idiot for not knowing what it is... kind of defeats the point of them being a SPECIALIST and me being a GENERALIST, dontchya think?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First mountain bike race of the season today. Had an alright day, fast on the double track, sucked on the muddy singletrack. I just need some help with my mud riding, it's all about being dynamic on the bike, which I find super hard when I'm tired. I need to go out on miserable days and ride in the mud more even though I hate it. I almost beat the girl that I really dislike but she got me just over the line by 2 seconds. She really irks me because she gets up behind people in singletrack and yells at them that they need to go faster instead of just passing or whatever. it's super annoying. She needs to just ride her own race.

Monday, May 09, 2011

As the days go on I'm becoming more and more convinced that I've failed the SOO portion of the exam. I keep thinking of the things I missed and the problems I should have looked for and it's really interfering with my sleeping etc. Why can't they just come out with the results sooner? This 6 week thing is pure torture.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Exam

So, my morning starts with leaving 2 hours to get there. It takes an hour, but I like to be prepared. On the radio on the way to the exam they say there are some road closures because of the Sporting Life 10k run... I get downtown and avoid those streets. As I'm trying to get to the exam, I am confronted with the North/South street I am taking being closed, so I ask the police officer for an alternate. He tells me to go to Bay street. I get to by street and the crossing is closed, so then I am told by the cop to go to Bathurst. I get to Bathurst and it is closed to get North. I break down and start crying and ask Cop #3 who tells me to go down this road to the next lights and go North. 5 minutes later I'm seeing the SAME COP again because he gave me the wrong directions. He gives me another set of directions. This time I call my parents bawling because I'm not sure this road will be open. My Dad gives me directions on how to get to my destination. I have 5 minutes to get there. I get to my destination and there is no parking because THERE IS A POLICE PARADE circling the venue. I dump my car near a fire hydrant and pray I'm far enough away. I get to the venue with 2 minutes to spare. I'm sitting there and some of us are asked to stay behind. They confess that they overbooked the exam by 6 people and can only accommodate 5 so they're looking for a volunteer to do their exam at 1 pm instead. After a few minutes I volunteer because let's face it, I'm a mess and have a puffy red face. Waited for 3 hours, did exam. First station, someone I know is the freaking examiner so they have to scramble to get someone else to do it. Slightly shaken, I continue. Exam is ok, but not stellar. One station I fucked up royally. Hopefully the rest is good.