Sunday, July 31, 2005

What's going on?

It's been a long while since I have posted and I apologize to my loyal fan for that. But you've got to understand that I've become the laziest person in the world. I work hard at the hospital so when I come home, I don't want to do anything.

Here is my daily schedule: get up at 5 am, at the hospital at 5:30, work until about 5 or 6 pm, come home, eat dinner, watch a little tv, start yawning, fall asleep by 10. Yes, that is my life. My life is compressed into the 3 or so hours between coming home and falling asleep.

I have some insights about medicine and being an almost-doctor. However, I can't think of any of them now. Will post them as they come back to me.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Week 1

I've survived week one of my surgery rotation and am tired. First day, I felt excited. Second day, I was exhausted. Third day, I was bored. Fourth day, I felt like I could do it. Fifth day, I was just excited for the weekend.

Friday, July 8, 2005

Knee surgery, anyone?

I got knee surgery a few days ago and now I'm sitting on my couch, watching daytime TV with my father while my friends are slaving away in the hospital. Do I feel guilty? Just a smidge, perhaps. However, they can walk and I cannot, so I don't feel too guilty.

Monday, July 4, 2005

I'm back

My vacation started with learning that I have a torn medial meniscus in my knee requiring surgery and ended with getting sick on the plane and taking a full day to recover. Now, I am fine and just glad to not be on a plane, bus, car, boat, or any other form of transportation.

Now, what happened in between?

* Tried to get knee surgery in California, unsuccessfully.
* Tried to get to Cancun, unsuccessfully at first. After a full 12 hours of wrangling with Mexicana Air (NEVER fly them), we get a ticket to Cancun.
* Cancun was absolutely horrendous - tropical rainstorm, hot, humid, dirty, nasty hotel food, going to a nightclub with my parents.
* Get sick on the plane getting back to Boston from Oakland.

Really, I don't know if anything went completely right this break, other than being able to see old friends. Now, I think I need a break from my vacation. Good thing I have knee surgery on Wednesday, technically the first day of my surgery rotations.