Friday, November 25, 2011


My favorite holiday. It's direct - the name says it all. Thanks. Giving. No expectation of gifts, no going around asking for treats. Just family and friends, sharing thanks and reflecting upon the year.

For my loving husband, I give thanks. For my two kids who are the light of my life, I give thanks. I am grateful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in my stomach. For friends who listen when I need help, I give thanks. For the dog who sheds everywhere, I give thanks. For my wonderful in-laws, I give thanks. For my nutty family, I give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to all out there.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Copied from ABOG's site

Please visit The Foundation for Exxcellence In Women's Health Care
A direct copy and post from ABOG. I'm feeling the exxcellence.


Too young

She was there with her partner, another young gal anxiously holding her hand. A foot was tapping as I walked into the room.

Only a year younger than me. The gyn-oncologist started to speak. Telling them that her cancer had returned. I stayed in the background, just a mere resident, trying to absorb how to break bad news.

Tears filled her eyes. She asked about treatments. Her partner just squeezed her hand even harder, unable to talk. She wondered about her child.

A few months later, I'm on weekend call for gyn-onc. She's in-house with a bowel obstruction. Hospice is consulted.

I read her obit later that month.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Talk about dedication...

Bet you didn't know running for office would involve this!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Surveillance scanning and cystoscopy has revealed a probable recurrance.

Ureteral cancer.

Having biopsy on Friday. I'm driving up to care for mom.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Advice for residents

Never, ever, never tell an attending that s/he is the "Stupidest person to have EVER graduated from med school."

It will land you in the department chair's office so fast, your head will spin.

Not that I may know from first hand experience or anything...