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Open Heart Surgery

Yesterday was a dreary day, the skip work and curl up on the couch with a tattered copy of War and Peace and a steaming mug of tea kind of day.  There is no skipping work for funsies when one … Continue reading

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This Modern Love (NaBloPoMo Day 11/30)

This week’s column in the Modern Love section of the New York Times is just lovely.  In a short video entitled Broken Heart Doctor and its companion column, Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting, a New York pediatrician talks about being the healer and the … Continue reading

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Why I Write Love Letters (NaBloPoMo Day 10/30)

It is just past the halfway mark for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and 30 consecutive days of writing and blogging.  I’m batting 0.625 at this point.  Not great, but I’ll take it.  I thought it would be hard to … Continue reading

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We Are Humans (NaBloPoMo Day 5/30)

There is a book club organized by attending physicians in my department and tonight I attended for the first time.  I had never participated in a book club  before, but I had read the book (80% of it anyway), and … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo — Go

NaBloPoMo.  It sounds like alphabet soup.  No wait, that’s the name of my future cancer ass-kicking kid musical – but more on that later.  NaBloMoPo.  It sounds like something I  would coo at a wee patient wearing one of those … Continue reading

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The Long View

Has it really only been two weeks since the start of residency? How quickly do we loose the bright eyes and bushy tails and only see the grind of a new job?  Too quickly alas.  And while there is welcomed … Continue reading

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Pieces Of You

“Hello.  I’d like to get certified copies of my divorce decree.” “Do you have your case number?” “No.” “OK, what is your last name?” […] “I don’t see you in the system.  Where was the petition filed?” “I … I … Continue reading

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On Call

As of last week, I am on the general pediatrics service doing an acting internship.  As a senior medical student, I get to practice being an intern in preparation for residency in a few months.  And with residency starting in … Continue reading

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Irregular Activity

I am reading Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild at the present.  I borrowed it from dear M a while ago and it came with a warning: “You want to be in a good place when you read it.”  It never felt … Continue reading

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