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Surgery block. - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
Surgery block.
M and J are pregnant. Our head faculty is starting to look nervous - two incoming first-years due in November, one soon-third-year in November and one in December. We did the fertility dance out in the hallway. I want a baby.

Admitted my least favourite patient to the hospital and sent her home yesterday. Lab called this morning with positive blood cultures. What to do? She's allergic to all sorts of antibiotics, and going to the hospital makes her break down. I give up, will call my staff and beg him to help me think. Today, I just don't want to.

Coming soon: a little talk about surgery and the things it makes me think of. I have a nice attending. He doesn't make me work too hard.

Also coming soon: We are going to Washington, DC for the weekend for Angel's sister's wedding. I'm looking forward to it - I need some vacation.

Incidentally, I've acquired a reasonable handful of new people who've friendslisted me. Welcome! Where did you come from?
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ornotmajestic From: ornotmajestic Date: May 10th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
inked_caduceus linked you in her journal, and I found what you had to say to be both real and poignant. I'm a first year medical student, and I like hearing what it's like in the trenches. Stories about the "puppies and rainbows" of medicine aren't my thing. Also, I really like your style so I added you and I've been lurking. :) Hope you don't mind!!
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 10th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I don't mind a bit. Hopefully I'll be posting a bit more. During med school I was much more frequent a poster.
ellisande From: ellisande Date: May 10th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Oooh, when are you two going to be in DC?
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 10th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Friday through Monday :)
ellisande From: ellisande Date: May 10th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
*chuckles* I'll have to get you my phone number in case you have any spare time. I know wedding-weekends make for busy times though. :)
pwwka From: pwwka Date: May 10th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
DC? DC!? When?
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 10th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Friday through Monday :)
pwwka From: pwwka Date: May 10th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
::grins:: Have any spare time while you're over here?
pwwka From: pwwka Date: May 10th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
And are you driving or flying?
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 10th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Flying in Friday around 10 AM, we'll have a car but spare time is unknown yet. :)
evilstorm From: evilstorm Date: May 10th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Have I introduced myself? Don't think I have. Hm. Anyway. High school student, seriously considering medicine for reasons I can't particularly even articulate, love the hell out of your blog because I'm always hungry for stories from the trenches. Whee.
one_porous_page From: one_porous_page Date: May 10th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Hello, I found you from inked_caduceus as well. I'm looking into applying to med school and like everyone else, wanted some real doctor experiences to read. Thank you for sharing your journal with us strangers :)
therealocelot From: therealocelot Date: May 10th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Found you via friendsfriends, found you interesting, and realized you were an ansible person.

I'm vaguely considering going the CNM route, so I find what you write really interesting.
musicangel687 From: musicangel687 Date: May 10th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

introduction

hello! i think i linked to your journal through inked_caduceus and then i enjoyed reading your entries so friend-ed you! Hope you don't mind. I enjoy hearing your med school stories, I'm going to apply next year.
musicangel687 From: musicangel687 Date: May 10th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

Re: introduction

oh, i meant residency stories. oops! :P *and* i should mention that i'm thinking of doing internal medicine, or family practice maybe. so your stories are also relevant to my interests! :) keep up the posting...
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 10th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

Re: introduction

Scroll back far enough in the history, there's lots of med school stories too :)
feathered From: feathered Date: May 11th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm not new, but in case you didn't know I'm Clara. I changed my journalname from wingedfigment to feathered.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: May 11th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I think I saw it when it happened.
lovefromgirl From: lovefromgirl Date: May 13th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Someone linked to a beautiful post of yours, and here I've been, reading.
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