Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy 9th

You are the light of our lives. Happy 9th birthday, sweetie.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


My least favorite question from a patient. What would you do?

I don't know.

I'm not dodging, it's the truth. I don't know. I don't have xxx diagnosis. I have a pretty high pain tolerance. I'm terrified of having surgery (still have every part including my tonsils!)...or of the loss of control implicit in surgery.

I hate answering.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Eww times two

1. Tampons were NOT designed to be left in for 4 weeks.

2. What is your pessary doing in a place where your dog can eat it? Inquiring minds want to know!

All together now: EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Overheard in the OR

Circulating Nurse to Anesthesiologist: "Did you take your meds today? Because you're hyper."

Needless to say, a lot of ribbing/goofing off/ jokes were flying today. And not all was aimed at me! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday!

You're still older than me!

Luv ya!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

RIP Chuck.

Chuck Daly, mastermind of the greatest basketball team in Michigan's mind, passed on.

I grew up loving this man's teams. As an adult, I still can't believe that he got Lambeer, Rodman, et al to listen to him!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

It stops hurting when you stop hitting your head!

I can see how patients hate us. If it wasn't for the fact that I have an MD, I would be so damn confused by now.

Mom's urologist, RadOnc, and MedOnc have 3 entirely different ideas as to what needs to be done. As for me, I tend to agree with the urologist, having seen the films and knowing her past surgical misadventures. He wants neoadjuvant chemo/radiation before surgery. RadOnc is questioning why surgery isn't being done first, since that is the usual case in ureteral cancer. MedOnc wants the 5 cm pelvic nodes sampled before starting chemo, since "It might not be cancer." Hell, it might not, but then I would also be the goddamned Queen of England too. What looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...probably is a duck.

So next week she has an appointment with those who live in the rarified air of the ivory tower. I have called some contacts at that school and quizzed them. Fortunately, the appointment is on my off day, so I'll be there.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Wish us luck

Going to the oncologist today. I'm going to have to leave in a few minutes to make it on time, even though her appointment is early afternoon.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I would divorce my hubby...

and hang out with my ortho but I love my DH too much.

However, since my visit (and deep joint injection) on Friday, I have been painfree for the first time in over a year! The injection hurt more than contractions, but I would do that every week if it keeps me feeling like this. I'm not limping! I can put my weight on my right leg! I'm going to be daring in the OR and weight bear on it, so I can use my left leg for the foot pedals in my LSHs. My back will appreciate the more ergonomic position.

Funny story: so I get another set of knee X-rays. He comes into the room, throws them up on the lightbox and starts talking. Now, I'm OB. The knee X-ray looks like some bones. He's going on about joint space and how it looks good and then he asks "You see?"

My response : "I'm OB-Gyn. I can read a knee X-ray as well as radiology can read a pelvic ultrasound."

Got a laugh out of him.