Sunday, September 25, 2011

Amazing Week

So it's been a while since I last posted anything, and last week was a pretty awesome week, I must say.

Sunday: Went into the hospital at 6:30am and was done by 9:30am. Got the vitals (temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, ins & outs, etc) and saw my 2 patients all in about 35 minutes. Pretty epic efficiency there! :-D The rest of the day was all mine to do whatever, lol.

Monday: There was only 1 surgery that day and the other JMS (junior med student) scrubbed in. I took that time to do some reading and studying. Pretty chill day.

Tuesday: Unremarkable day of surgery. But afterwards I headed over to the LGBT student org's meet and greet at a faculty's house. How apt that it was on the day that DADT was repealed, lol. It was good seeing people and hanging out. I met an internal medicine intern who was so hot (and hilarious). I couldn't take my eyes off him after I talked to him for like, 15 minutes. We had some great conversations . . . basically bonded over our hatred of surgery, lol. After the social, several of us (said intern had to work the next day, bah) walked down to a nearby wine shop and had some wine. I came out to one of my friends there (it was loud enough there that I don't think anyone else heard, not that I really cared). Funny that she never asked me before even though we were both on the LGBT student org board the year before.

Wednesday: Long day of lectures. That's how Wednesdays goes. No surgeries were planned for the day so it wasn't like we missed anything. Later that evening I had a meeting with a friend to discuss one of the student committees we're both heading. Some good progress was made.

Thursday: I scrubbed in an open umbilical hernia repair. I successfully proved myself to the chief resident that I can, indeed, tie knots with 2 pairs of gloves on! Pretty short and sweet surgical procedure. I like these as they last less than 1.5 hours. Later in the afternoon I had a meeting with the Dean of Student Diversity, which was interesting as always. Thankfully I didn't have to return to surgery afterwards.

Friday: I scrubbed in 2 more open umbilical hernia repairs. I was allowed to close the wound with a subcutaneous suture after the chief resident started it for me. I must say, I did a pretty good job for not having done it since we practiced on pig's feet at the beginning of the month (and it was the most difficult suture for me to learn). The chief resident complimented me. :-)

After surgery ended (somewhat early), I headed over to a friend's place for wine tasting (the same friend I came out to earlier on Tuesday). We met up with her husband and another mutual friend. I hadn't gone wine tasting before, and it was a pretty nice experience with friends. After wine tasting, we headed downtown to this new place for dinner. It was delicious!

Saturday: Headed home and attended my friend's wedding. I had known him since kindergarten and we were next-door neighbors until I moved away in 7th grade. Had a great time, will blog about that in detail later.

Again, pretty amazing week considering I'm still on my surgery rotation, lol. Evil resident was on vacation all week so I didn't have to worry about her ruining my day with her foul attitude. Chief resident was awesome, as always. We rounded late (around 7am) most days because the chief resident was tired and didn't feel like waking up any earlier than she needed to. I certainly wasn't about to object! There were fleeting moments where I actually enjoyed surgery. Shocking!! o_O


naturgesetz said...

Sounds pretty good. Nice to have an unexpectedly good week.

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Max said...

Sounds like you had an epic week! I'm jealous :) Also diggin the twitter feed, wish more people would incorporate them into their blogs, its a wonderful segway into micro blogging. I have never been to a wine tasting myself, did you go to one of those super fancy ones where you have to spit it out?

Mike said...

The food looked delicious! Sounds like the surgeries are going well.

Aek said...

naturgesetz: Lol, alrighty then.

Max: Haha, I should Tweet more. It wasn't a super fancy wine tasting, as it was at a local grocery market near my friend's house. But they did have a large bucket of sorts that you could spit your wine into should you choose (very few chose that option, lol).

Mike: The food was delicious! Surgery itself is alright. It's just a lot of the stuff around the surgery that I really dislike (like waking up before dawn, ugh).

R said...

ew u were on surg lol.

im on peds.

i win.

period. :)


but glad u had a good week.