Friday, December 31, 2010

Just emailed

January's finalized call schedule. One of my partners is notorious for never checking his email. I honestly don't know why I bother emailing him the schedule. He's on Monday the third. Any bets as to me getting a 7:05 am phone call from him on Monday, pissed that he doesn't know that he's on call?

And yes, I know Mondays are officially his day off. But when you take an 11 day vacation, you got to make up some days. He's still only has 8 calls in the month (we have a 3 person call for now).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Been up for hours now (why do kids insist on waking up at the crack of dawn?).

The Wii was a hit. I evidently suck at everything.

Going to go looking for my prime rib recipe for dinner tonight...

Hope everyone is filled with joy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Crying wolf

Your water probably hasn't broken again. This is the 5th time THIS WEEK that you've called about that.

And you, that pain you've complained about for the last month? The same one every time? I'm still not going to deliver you prematurely, so give it up. I've talked to you (or to L&D about you) every night for the last 3 weeks. This is getting old. You still have more than a month before we will consider delivering you electively.

It's going to be a long month.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More wierdness

Would you bring a RABBIT to your GYN appointment?

I thought not.

I swear, I'm not creative enough to make up this stuff.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Does my daughter inform me that she signed me up for bringing in cookies for the school's party tomorrow at 7:35 pm tonight?


Last batch is in the oven right now. I'm earning BIG time Mommy points.

Seen on L&D today

A onesie over a Pepsi bottle with the words "Mommy loves me more than Pepsi."

My patient's family made it for her - she LOVES Pepsi but didn't touch the stuff while pregnant.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


My father would have been 62 today.

Nikki and Gavin, may you have a long and happy marriage. May your troubles be little ones and your little ones be no trouble!

Friday, December 10, 2010

ER's Mom's Law of Ectopics

They are only allowed to become symptomatic after 8 pm so that by the time the patient gets to the ER and the evaluation is complete, it is now the wee hours of the morning.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quarterly meeting

Let the whining start!

And there are a lot of whiny docs. Sweet Jesus, grow up!

And yes, I realize that I'm whining about having to go to this meeting. ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I'm pissed

At a particular patient.

I get paged at 2:24 am this morning (my phone was possessed last night and rang every 90 minutes or so). It was L&D, one of the nicest nurses on the line.

"Doc, one of your patients arrived by squad. She's been here about 20 minutes."

"Why'd she come?"

"She had one episode of diarrhea so she called for an ambulance."

A few choice words left my mouth. Evidently the paramedics were still there because Nice Nurse put me on speakerphone and they were laughing at my assessment (have her take some G--D--d Immodium and go home).

Yes, I work in a clinic. Yes, my patients frequently have challenging social situations. I tell people that my job is like residency but with better pay. I honestly enjoy working with and helping those who need help.

But COME ON! Use some common sense! It frustrates me to no end to see stupidity and waste. One gal I delivered last year used the ambulance so frequently, we called her squad girl.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tonight's calls

3 calls since 5 pm - all women with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.


What night shift doesn't want to hear:

Me saying "The ultrasound showed oodles of ugliness and she needs a section."

Peds wasn't happy. Anesthesia wasn't happy. OR assist wasn't happy. I wasn't happy either, to tell the truth.

Thursday, December 2, 2010



I hate winter.