Friday, September 28, 2007

Randomness.... and I'm tired!




- Only one week into inpatient internal medicine and I am so tired! I feel like I've been thrust from one TV show to another. Surgery was Grey's anatomy with interpersonal drama and dying patients, and now I'm in an episode of House. No, my attending isn't a crazy nutjob hooked on painkillers like in the show (she is actually a total sweetheart), but my patients are complete medical mysteries. Maybe I should take a cue from the show and start ordering rabies tests on my patients. Keeps me on my toes, though, and I'm learning a ton. It's hard not to learn a lot when you start at the level of comprehension and available medical knowledge that I have. Scary sometimes to think I'll have MD behind my name in 20 months. Yikes!

- Sad news... I put Mike Honcho on the trainer on Monday. What a sad moment! The plan was to ride and run on alternate days. Today ended up being an impromptu rest day since I decided to wake up, set my alarm for 1:15 later, and completely pass out. Ah, well! At least I haven't missed a run day yet this week!

- I have 3 days off this rotation (5 weeks) and one of them is tomorrow. I am very excited. My masters team meets on Saturdays now, so I'm going to swim in the morning and ride in the afternoon. Talk about a perfect day! But then I'm on call Sunday...

- You know what I miss most about racing? It's the smell of neoprene in the morning.



- I am going to have to admit I've become rather disillusioned in regards to relationships lately. But every once in awhile I meet someone that reminds me that true love still exists. The patient I admitted on Wednesday is the sweetest guy. He has been with his wife for 31 years. She is disabled and he helps her with activities that we all take for granted. Every time I go to see him, he talks about her and how special she is, how much strength he gets from her, how she is the greatest woman in the world. I got to spend a fair bit of time with them both in the ER before he was admitted and it was so touching how much they cared for each other. I called her today to let her know how he is doing and what we are planning for him. Even though it is incredibly difficult for her to manage alone without him, she made me promise that we would keep him until we knew exactly why he has been sick. I told her that we would keep him as long as we needed to, and not a minute longer. I guess at heart I'm a true romantic. I don't find young/new love that inspiring. But when people have been together for many, many years and still are 100% committed to each other and want nothing more than the health and happiness of the one they love... well I think that is just awesome

4 comments:

Wes said...

True love does exist. I think everyone just has their own expectation of what that is.

Have a great weekend...

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Aww that couple made me all schmoopy.

DaisyDuc said...

You will find your love someday when you least expect it!

Lana said...

I like your comments about relationships. I feel the same way...there's nothing quite like an old couple who have stuck together through thick and thin. That's nice of you to be so caring for the couple you mentioned. I know your profession must be a stressful one with little rest and lots of drama, but I envy your opportunity and ability to touch so many hearts and lives in it.