passion & fashion

January 22, 2010

late adolescent angst
i guess the ‘shiny new year’ glow has worn off for many of the duke students. it was an mood swing circus ride in student health yesterday! i had a string of three females who burst into tears during their visits (and no, i was not emloying any hard-nosed psychological tactics designed to open the floodgates).

it was enough to make me want to come home and drink this:

(which, of course, i did). good thing i didn’t go into psychiatry (


  • Reply Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    wow. only 5 months left? that's crazy! but in a good way 🙂

    and no fair showing that dress. it's sooo cute but $660?! yup guess it'll never be mine either haha

  • Reply Chelsea January 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    So will you continue at Duke for your fellowship? At that point do you start just doing endocrinology?

  • Reply BroccoliHut January 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Hehe, I most definitely approve of your dinner. Nothin like a little dipping plate for a satisfying meal:)

  • Reply Elizabeth January 23, 2010 at 12:31 am

    As a dietitian who works in a psychiatric hospital, I completely understand your frustration with mental health issues and patients. But what amazes me is that you enjoyed the eating disorder patients! They are my least favorite of all!

  • Reply atilla January 23, 2010 at 4:40 am

    did some psycho therapy today on a surgeon who could use a personal viewing of "anger Management" your blog was right on target

  • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger January 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    marathon: hopefully someone will make a knockoff 🙂 $600 = definitely not in my price range. or even close to it.

    chelsea: i am staying at duke to do a pediatric endocrinology fellowship. so yep – i'll be in the same place for the next 3.5 years!

    caroline: sometimes a dipping meal is just what you need, you know?

    elizabeth: i think part of it is that i've had multiple family members with eating disorders and i feel like i'm somewhat good at working with those patients (vs others who are just super uncomfortable). i also happened to be in clinic on days where patients were doing really well — so it felt very hopeful! i can COMPLETELY see how it would be super frustrating though too (and i know this from personal experience from dealing with family members!) . . and especially as a dietician. wow. but your job is SO important to those patients — so i commend you for doing it!

    atilla: hmm, i don't think that diagnosis is too uncommon in your field 🙂 luckily we both know there are many exceptions!

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