i feel like such a slacker: i just watched our housestaff meeting from home in my pajamas, and now i’m finished with meeting #2 (with one of the pediatric endocrine attendings, strategizing for fellowship research projects already!). i’m in our resident break room and it’s mostly empty — everyone else is hard at work. it’s weird being in the ED and working odd shifts — it’s interesing how you take for granted what it means to be ‘in sync’ with most of the rest of the working world.
reunited at last
while i certainly haven’t been hitting the grindstone hard these past 2 weeks, josh has been esentially beaten to a pulp by the burn unit and i have barely seen him, despite living in the same 1-bedroom apartment. i may complain about 30 hour shifts, but at least i’ve never had to work 5 am to 8 pm, then go BACK to the hospital at 11 pm that night and not return for another 20 hours. ugh!
we don’t have any big plans for the weekend, but it will be nice just to spend some time together without his pager going off every 5 minutes and ruining the fun. even if we are just holing up at home together (it’s going to be rainy and cool the whole time) i will appreciate the time we will have together that much more because it’s been such a rarity these days!
workout: rest day! but it’s back to the shred today.
doin’ time: between 8am – 1pm clinic and 3pm – 11:30pm in the ED, this just wasn’t happening.
reading: however, i did make use of my break to read two pediatrics articles — one on post-sepsis mortality and one on quailty of life in HIV patients pre- vs post-disclosure of their diagnosis. very interesting.