Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Finally finished all the paperwork. Just remembered I'm not immune to mumps... I guess I need a booster. I've already been boosted - maybe I just have cell-mediated immunity. How many times will I have to get this immunization?

In other news... there is no other news. These forms have dominated my life for the past few days. I've been procrastinating and now they're finally done! done! done!

Monday, November 21, 2011

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. could these forms be any longer?!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Went to look at rental houses today near the new job starting in January. In a total turnaround, we ended up leaving thinking we're going to buy a house and if things don't work out, turn it into a rental property. Hmmm.. how life changes quickly! Did a quick mortgage calculation this evening and we figured out that we would be approved for a ridiculous sum - a sum we could never afford without giving the majority of our monthly income to our home (i.e. no eating). I had a fun fantasy 15 minutes looking at houses that cost that much and then came back down to earth to look at some practical options. Looks like we might be home owners soon! Scary thought!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wading through paperwork for my new job. Keep picking it up and then putting it down after writing one or two things... really need to finish it tomorrow to get it in. I wish life didn't come with so much paperwork.

There isn't often time when I don't get along with people on the team, but I had an incident with a nurse the other day that really didn't go well. At least it wasn't only me she was horrific to. The other resident I was with was in agreement that she should be in another line of work. In good news, I felt confident in a neonatal resus situation today for the first time ever... and then the baby didn't need anything, figures!

Went climbing today for the first time in over a year. Man, my hands are sore and my forearms are burning. I think I'm going to have to go more often - there were some moves I've definitely done before and have lost. I guess it's like medicine - if you don't use it, you lose it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I finally got my billing number! Yay! Now I just have to figure out what I need to do for electronic transfer and I'll officially be able to work!

In the finishing months of my fellowship I'm starting to get a bit bored with asking for other people's approval to do things I know how to do. I guess this is a good way to end a fellowship - feeling ready to be in the big bad world as opposed to being scared out of my mind. I'm sure I'll still have a few nail biting moments, but I feel pretty confident that I'm going to be able to deal.

In other news, I'm helping one of my mentors write a book full of his obstetrical knowledge that he's going to use to give to his patients as a teaching tool. Dr M's version of "what to expect when you're expecting". His hope is that he will write this edition and then I will write the next one. I may, however, need to remove his controversial chapter on midwives!

In other news, I've been trying to get to the gym because otherwise I"ll be a depressed mess, but lately I've been getting home from the gym at 10 and have been unable to sleep so get into a cycle of being tired in the a.m. then working late and then going to the gym and then being tired again... argh.