call week, take 3
this week marks my third week on 24/7 pager call as endocrine fellow. the first time around, it was scary; by the second, my anxiety level was already downgraded to mildly tweaked. perhaps this will be the week i learn to relax a bit more and take parent and outside hospital phone calls as a matter of routine, as minor additions to the day’s activities rather than a dominating force.
it’s a bit optimistic, but there has been a STEEP learning curve thus far and i already feel better equipped to answer most questions and manage certain scenarios (it helps that approximately half the after-hours calls seem to involve a malfunctioning insulin pump):
dealing with a renegade pump: the KISS pnemonic
K – Check for Ketones
I – Give Insulin by Injection (using an insulin pen or syringe – not through the pump)
S – Change the infusion Set
S – Check blood Sugar
maybe i’ll save myself some time and just direct callers to this post this time around . . .
one thing josh and i have been enjoying as of late is hosting a casual dinner get-together for sunday evenings to sort of bridge the gap between weekEND and week. last night, we had two of our foodiest friends over . . . and an impromptu mediterranean feast took shape.
i created a tzaziki-like dip loosely based on this recipe:
adjustments: parseley, feta, and extra spices were added and low fat plain yogurt was used.
our guests brought over a rather special bottle of burgandy. it was sunday, after all!
this real simple moussaka recipe was a serious crowd favorite.
but this part won my heart! angus barn chocolate chess pie with bourbon sauce, a la mode . . .
a lovely meal with lovelier company (even if they seemed camera-shy) = a fabulous end to the week.
anthro, you know i love you. my credit card company knows it, too! but . . . just . . . . wow.
no, it’s not a hoax.
and in the poni’s defense, i could sort of imagine my grandmother-in-law rocking it and really pulling it off. but it’s hard to imagine in any other context!
workout: 9 miles at what felt like a snail’s pace (something around 9:30/mi). it was hot and my legs just did NOT want to move. i think i’m ready for just a hint of fall . . .
cuisine corner: see above! and i’m back on my meal-planning/shopping game (and i even managed to update my sidebar).
board prep: i accompished 85% of what i set out to do last week, study-wise. hopefully i can make up for a bit of lost time today!