Saturday, October 22, 2005

New Girl

Hello guys! Did you miss me?! Sorry I have not been around for a while. The cool doc has been busy with my new girl. Not the one you guys are thinking of, no not her. She went back to her boyfriend and then he told me to stay away from her. I did not think that I was being a nuisance. She did not seem to mind when I walked with her to the hospital. I wasn't even mad when she told me that I had to walk at least ten feet behind her so I don't know why he got so mad. Maybe he was afraid of the cool doc's irresistable charm. My new girl I met on the internet through a chat room. She is a bit older than I am and I think she is into withcraft. I will let you know how it goes. Any Advice?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

That Girl

Things have been going so well for me lately after "the incident" at the mental hospital. My skills in medicine are slowly getting better. I feel like I may be able to make a difference now. Everything is so positive for me now. I even saw that girl and this time (I did not throw up) she said hello to me. I gave her a wink and she laughed. I think she likes me? The only problem is I think she is going out with one of the ortho guys. I will have to do some detective work and ask around. She looks like a girl that I could really hold hands with and who knows maybe a little smooching is in our future. Let me not get ahead of myself, one step at a time. Everything is going so well I may ask her out without the detective work. What do you guys think? Hope I see her again today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Good Times

Things have been going well for me since my last post. I seem to be more comfortable in the hospital, but it continues to be overwhelming at times. I have a renewed interest in what I am doing. I understand that this profession is about people and not just diseases. It has taken a lot of time and effort to get to this point and I have a good feeling that all of that work will be worth it.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Patient

I wanted to share something with all of you who read about me and my trials and challenges concerning my training in the practice of medicine. There are times when I have questioned why I am doing all of this and if I actually can continue. Having gone through 4 years of undergraduate study as well as 2 plus years of medical school, is it all worth it? I sometimes don't know. There are long hours and challenges that I never would have imagined, but something that happened over the last few days has strengthened my resolve to go on.

As a medical student you are asked to stay overnight and do "call" with the residents and interns. Your responsibilities as a medical student are not that taxing. I took call several nights ago and I am glad that I did. There was a patient that went in for a gall bladder operation. A young woman. Her husband worked nightshift work and would visit her just before he would go off to work and then return in the morning.

Her operation was uneventful, but her course was complicated by post operative infection. She had to be on a ventilator (breathing machine). I felt helpless to help her and her husband. The residents were doing everything they could do. Her husband was upset because he was unable to stay with her overnight. Knowing that I my role was limited by my being a 3rd year medical student I wondered what I could do. When I was on call I stopped by her room to find her husband there and he asked me to tell him what was happening. I told him as best that I could. He was so upset that he was unable to stay that I told him I would check on her as often as I could. So that night I did and she was not doing well. I called the husband and let him know. I stayed with her the whole night and greeted the husband upon his visit in the morning. By then she was stabilized. She has since come off the ventilator and done very well making a full recovery.

Upon her discharge the husband asked me to come to her room and he thanked me and she gave me a hug goodbye. It made me feel good, but I told them that I only stayed with her that night. The husband said that that was the best care she got and that I should be proud of my dedication. I thought to myself, this is why I becoming a help people and that all the trials and studying is truly worth it.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Operating Room

Sorry to all my loyal followers. I have been so engrossed in "being a doctor" that I haven't been keeping up with my fans. The cool doc has been working hard on my new rotation.....Surgery. You have to get up soooo early in the morning to start work. Mom says I am not a morning person. It is only day #2 and I am already tired. Yesterday I got to hold a retractor for about 4 hours in the OR (Operating Room). It was exciting, but I had to go to the bathroom soooo bad. Don't worry just a number one, not number two. Although I do think there was a little drop that came out in hour two. I just wanted to grab my pee-pee because it hurt sooo bad. Mom says that it not polite to grab your pee-pee. I finally made it to the bathroom and everything was OK. My arms hurt today from holding that instrument (the retractor, not my pee-pee). Hopefully today will end up being just as exciting. See you all soon!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Tough Day

Today was tough because I had to fill out paperwork for the incident the other day. I hope I don't have to go to court for this. It scares me. Maybe my superman underwear will help me to be brave. I will wait and see. I am going to the movies with my mom tonight. We are going to see the Julia Roberts double feature. See you guys soon!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Wax on, Wax off!

Hello all you fans! Have you missed me? Now I am on my psychiatry rotation and boy am I glad that they let me out. (Ha!Ha!) Those people are crazy(wink,wink)! One of the patients said I looked like a dork and I did not think it was funny. I snapped back at him and then he became violent and lept at me. It is lucky I had just watched all the Karate Kid trilogy over the weekend because I fought him off with wax on, wax off. I used restraint and did not use the crane kick that is so lethal. Good work cooldocson. As of now I am not allowed to go back to that facility. Hopefully the next place I go has a little less excitement.