Day 5/7: over the hump

April 23, 2016
Oops, missed a day yesterday.  We have reached day 5, which I consider “over the hump”, as far as call is concerned.  I already rounded today, and the end is in sight.  I am very thankful that this week hasn’t been quite as crazy as it often is.  Especially the nights!  Honestly, I wouldn’t mind call at all if it weren’t for the nights.  Maybe someday things will be set up differently (perhaps as electronic medical record accessibility improves?) but for now it’s just a necessary part of my job.

So I will take the good weeks as a gift and remember to appreciate them!

Last night we attended a Passover seder hosted by Josh’s parents.  I have a lot of complex thoughts about religion, but it isn’t something I want to write about here.  That said, the family gatherings are so lovely.  And Annabel did a great rendition of some song about frogs landing all over the pharoah’s body parts and belongings.

Today, thus far I have:

– completed a 5 mi run (got up early!)
– rounded/finished notes on inpatients, AND finished backlog of outpatient notes

About to head back home to relieve my parents, who have been “on call” for Josh and I all week as our nanny took her (much-deserved!) vacation.  They have been amazing but I think they are tired out . . .likely will plan on timing our vacay with G’s next time, although I imagine watching A&C will only get more fun/easier with time.

Passover insta-pic:

Happy weekend!


  • Reply Kelsey March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh too bad! I’d love to hear your thoughts about religion! But I do understand being hesitant since you are so googable and there could be professional implications.

    Do you ever work in patient? I am a bit confused by you being on call over night.

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      Nope,no in house call. But having the potential to be woken up by the phone for 7 straight nights (and sometimes I do,for the whole week) is hard for me! I know some people wouldn’t be as bothered but I just find it really hard.

      As for religion, I think writing about it is just too personal for me. And I feel like I am still evolving my thoughts and maybe will forever. Plus, I really respect people that have a strong faith as well as those who do not.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    SO CUTE, especially that pic of A, she looks adorable there! Yes, re: religion—I used to think I had it all figured out, but like most things, the older & more experienced I get, the more complicated it seems. And I really admire and sometimes envy those that have a strong faith and use it to fuel their life purpose in a positive way (I’m trying to be diplomatic…); the cultural aspects of it are really beautiful to me, in particular—everyone coming together to celebrate and enjoy family & friends.

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