Why I married my husband

Have I ever said why I decided I needed to marry my husband? I have talked quite a bit about how it's great that he is my husband at the moment because all evidence points to me being unable to survive without him, but I don't think I've ever actually described the confluence of events that … Continue reading Why I married my husband

I have pain: a vent

I have been suffering. I mean, more than usual. I know I'm always suffering a little, but lately, it's been worse. I have pain. I have chronic pain and also, I have compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue, or my version of it, is when you sit in the exam room and a patient with a legitimate … Continue reading I have pain: a vent

My dad tries to help my mom while she has the gastro… hilarious hijinks ensue

I'd like to make an entry to the Men are from Mars and Women and from Venus log book.  I don't actually know if one exists, but if it doesn't it should. Last week, my parents, fed up with life's little curveballs like a FIRE in the apartment upstairs from them causing their living room … Continue reading My dad tries to help my mom while she has the gastro… hilarious hijinks ensue

CPR on a stranger

...The weirdest thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  I had to give CPR to a stranger. I was at my daughter's gymnastics class, and all of a sudden, in the periphery of my selective hearing, I became aware of a woman's crying voice: "Somebody please call 911!" I looked over, and saw … Continue reading CPR on a stranger

Mom confessions: 6 things I do wrong ALL the time

I gotta be honest with you, folks, I think parenting has gotten pretty darn ridiculous.  No one can do everything that you're supposed to do to raise well-adjusted and healthy children.  NO ONE.  I'm taking a stand.  I need to unburden my soul.  I am hereby confessing all the things I am doing wrong. 1. … Continue reading Mom confessions: 6 things I do wrong ALL the time

Human to human: when doctoring hurts

As physicians, we have to become relatively hardened to the misfortunes of others because if we don't, we will fall apart.  There is a Ray Bradbury story about the being who would morph into whoever the person next to him lost in order to make them happy and restore what they've lost; eventually, too many … Continue reading Human to human: when doctoring hurts

Yet more reflections on #metoo and where to go from here

I haven't written anything about the #MeToo movement because every time I try, I just get this overwhelming feeling of fatigue, and my hands won't go to the keyboard.  Plus, I almost feel like everything that could be said about it has been said, and said better than I could.  Almost.  Because I think that … Continue reading Yet more reflections on #metoo and where to go from here

Pump it up: pumping at a job interview

10 years ago, I was finally--FINALLY!--about to be finished with training, and was looking for a job. By the way, I would just like to note, as I already have to my friends and family, how it's absolutely amazing that a person can make it to age 32, and not know how to look for … Continue reading Pump it up: pumping at a job interview