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Tonight, I'm a Real Doctor. - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Tonight, I'm a Real Doctor.
Finished clinic and went back to the hospital to finish working on a patient whose hemoglobin is mysteriously dropping at the rate of 1 per day. Had just finished doing that when my pager went off. It was the OB floor. You have a patient here. Scheduled repeat section. She's ruptured. And I was up the stairs to the third floor, getting ready to do a C-section that was scheduled for Valentine's Day, and I walked in the room.
Dr. B! She was all smiles. We know each other by now; we've met so many times. And now here I was filling in details of her history for the nurses, changing into scrubs, calling to tell my Angel to hold dinner, no eat. I'll eat when I get home.

Six pounds, 14 ounces. He was beautiful.

There's something about your own patients, people you know, that you've taken care of. There's something about knowing that the woman handing her baby over to you for his first examination trusts you because of the relationship you've built. And there's something about discussing follow-up and first shots. It's something I can't explain.

I may be home at 9:30 PM from a grueling day, but it's a happy 9:30 PM.

now feeling:: accomplished accomplished

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kimbyrle From: kimbyrle Date: February 7th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
It seems weird to think of you as Dr. B, when my memory still insists you are Dr. K. :)
pwwka From: pwwka Date: February 7th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Ditto. :)
claudishqu11 From: claudishqu11 Date: February 7th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
That's absolutely awesome! :)
fortuna_juvat From: fortuna_juvat Date: February 7th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Thank you, so much, for this post. It's what I needed in order to go back to studying nucleotide metabolism.

From: broken_onewon1 Date: February 7th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
That's great to hear thanks for sharing such a special moment.
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