Scribbles

Shame

What a hard hard week it's been. And I still have one call day left this week. I think, what I need the most, is someone to tell me that I can do this. That they felt how I feel. That they weren't perfect, or even great, or even good sometimes, and they still made … Continue reading Shame

If a patient dies and you’re not there to hear it, it still really happened.

Honestly, I enjoyed my Sunday off after a hard week. I did yoga for the first time in a while (if you care, I kept up ok). I had breakfast. I cooked. I watched a movie. And when I got to work this morning, the list was one patient shorter. And I didn't think anything … Continue reading If a patient dies and you’re not there to hear it, it still really happened.

Shortcuts

Physical exams not done. Hearts not listened to. Edema not felt. Lungs not appreciated yet. Notes not written well. These aren't lies - just survival maneuvers to survive. It's intern year - only intern year. And these shortcuts are going to build up to long-term flaws.