Growth Spurts

To be honest I don’t really have much to update you all about, other than the fact that I’ve spent the past few weeks working night shifts like a madman. I swear, my nickname should have been Dr. Night Owl or Dr. Batman, or some other nighttime-friendly name. It was wild how many nights I […]

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The Miracle Of Life

After 14 PICU day shifts, 7 PICU night shifts, 10 NICU day shifts, and 12 NICU night shifts, I’ve FINALLY arrived on the other side of my two month long ICU stretch!! I’M ALIVE Y’ALL!!! Like I said in my last post, doing two back-to-back ICU rotations is quite exhausting. Working 43 intensive care shifts […]

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A Sick Start

Remember that one time last month when I said I hadn’t gotten sick yet even though I was routinely surrounded by sick children in the Emergency Department? And I had called it a Christmas miracle that I had stayed healthy throughout that time? LOL. Turns out that it was just that. A Christmas miracle. 😭 […]

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Life On The Night Shift

You ever look back at a choice you made in the past and just simply marvel at how awesome of a decision it was? If you haven’t done this in a while (or ever, which would be just downright depressing), I want you to stop right here and take a moment to reflect on some […]

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Double Down & Level Up

Okay so I’m about a month into my residency training and do I feel any more like a doctor than the day I was officially granted my M.D.? Marginally. Do I have a long way to go until I begin to feel like an actual physician who can comfortably treat all kinds of ailments? Clearly. […]

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The “Best Start To Intern Year” Award Goes To…

I’m two weeks into my intern year and I must say, I could not have asked for a smoother transition into this new era of my life. I’m sure that I would be in the running of the “Best Start To Intern Year” Award, if such an award existed. I say that because while many […]

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Workin’ Day & Night

Man, it has been a STRUGGLE trying to switch my body from my night shift schedule back to my regular daytime schedule. I finished my last night shift of the week yesterday morning and headed straight for my bed to crash, only to wake up four hours later to get ready for my flight to […]

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Evolution.

That extra hour that Daylight Savings gave me today was a glorious gift. I got to “sleep in” and I still got up at a very reasonable time to take full advantage of my day off! It feels great to wake up refreshed and know that you have the full day to do whatever you […]

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Sifting Through Chaos

Working overnight shifts are tough as hell man. I really don’t know how my mom did it all those years as a night-shift trauma RN. Thing is, it’s not even the actual shift that makes it hard. Once you’re working, it feels like any other shift that you would usually work. It’s the preparation and […]

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Everyday I’m Hustlin’

My experience in this Pediatrics rotation so far just continues to get better and better. I was on the night shift this past week and I had just as great of a team as I had the previous week! Not only that, the shifts only ran up until midnight, so I’ve had a good amount […]

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