Saturday, August 30, 2008

Today I slept in

Today I slept in until 11 am. It was amazing. Since my last weekend of my medicine AI was my "black" weekend (on call from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon), I have not had a day off in two weeks. Also, I didn't sleep post-call last weekend because a friend was in town (hi, Alex!) and I had coffee with him. It was worth it, but did not help the sleep count.

But, guess what! My medicine AI is over! Yay!!! (Note the appropriate spelling of "yay," Jan.) Now I'm back on pregnancy and babies (maternal fetal medicine elective) for two weeks. On Monday, the first thing I did was a C section at 7:30, and as my scalpel hit skin for the first time in months, something inside me breathed a sigh of relief. That's right. I hated last month, not because I hate medicine, but because it is not the sort of medicine I'm supposed to be practicing. This is. While I've been getting up at 4:15 most mornings, I don't care. This is better.

And now, three day weekend! I'll probably go in at some point today because my attending has a patient delivering, and he usually calls his students to come in for the delivery. But, still, three days in a row to sleep in. It is amazing. And he usually lets me do the delivery practically on my own, so it is totally worth it to go in.

Oh, and by the way, I'm applying to residency in, um, three days. The real action doesn't get going for a bit longer, but the application will be submitted. Whee! Or something.


twinsetjan said...

Brava, Karen!! Both on finishing AI and in your spelling expertise. (Though the breathing a sigh of relief upon taking scalpel to skin does creep me out just a tiny, tiny bit!)

Did I mention that we live very close to Denver? ;-)

Love, Aunt Jan

twinsetellen said...

I was just about to post a nearly identical comment to my identical twin. I thought you were so glad to be in maternal fetal medicine because of your concern for women and babies, not because you enjoyed cutting them open. But hey (rhymes with yay), whatever floats your boat.