August 4, 2008

i slept so badly last night. we watched the end of atonement, which i really liked, but i still went to bed more wired than a caffeinated chihuahua. i get nervous before starting any new rotation, and the PICU is something i’ve been dreading (thanks to its fabled harsh environment) for the last year. i hope it will turn out to be like the neonatal ICU in that it really isn’t bad once you’re immersed in it, but it definitely has a meaner reputation.

• my first day is a short call one
• there can only be ONE first day

so the worst will be over soon!



run: 7 miles at the gym, 0.5% incline. this did not feel so great. i am still getting over my cold from last week (ie, coughing up a lung at night) and i think my respiratory system is not quite 100%.

cooking: as discussed, i made the vegetarian chili-cheese casserole. it was good despite the fact that i could tell josh was sad there was no meat in it. he was a good sport anyway. hopefully he will continue to be as there are approximately 10 tons of it left over.