Wednesday, February 25, 2009


A patient sent flowers to me and another arrangement to my nurse, along with really nice notes thanking us for caring for her during her pregnancy.

It's rare to be appreciated.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Public Service Announcement

Contractions are not the same as labor. Yes, you may be experiencing semi-regular pains. But you know what, if your cervix is still posterior and only 1 cm, I'm sending your ass home. You are NOT in labor. Because if I don't, I'll end up "augmenting" you, with a much higher risk of sectioning you for "arrest of dilation" WHEN YOU WERE NEVER IN LABOR TO START WITH!!!!!

There are some people who come in literally EVERY SINGLE DAY.

One of the older docs around told me to offer Visteril to those who abuse the "I think I'm in labor" story. Evidently, it hurts like hell as an injection.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Why the OB lifestyle sucks

Just finished a delivery...and can't fall back to sleep. It's 3:26 am. It was a good delivery, just at the wee hours of the night, when most normal people are out cold.

I admit, I have very poor sleeping habits. I have the day off, so I'll end up napping this afternoon. Hopefully that will reset the sleep clock.

And yet, I still love my job...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How to know you're old

Ask your 8 year old daughter who is the cutie in the Star Wars films.

I'm thinking Luke or Han (I'm partial to Han, being somewhat of a bad boy).

She immediately replies "Anakin!"


Friday, February 6, 2009

Just for laughs

I was examining a patient with complete uterine prolapse, who has new onset deterioration of the mucosa. It was painful for her to sit, so she was standing and I was bending down behind her looking at the mucosa when she lets on rip. Loud. Stinky. And my face was at ground zero, so to speak.

My nurse is getting pissed at me because I was starting to do the silent laugh since the patient couldn't see me.

But then, the kicker:

"I guess I shouldn't have had bean soup for lunch."