Wellllll I’ve been slacking on the whole posting dealio. But that’s because I started my surgery rotation! I’m on the Colorectal service, where we do a lot of bowel surgeries. I talk about poop a lot (yeah, that hasn’t changed). A fart earns my patients a high five. Actual poop gets them a fist bump! If it’s a lot of poop, my voice gets all squeaky with joy.
Other things I do on surgery:
1) Feel stupid all. the. time. We call it “pimping”–not that kind of pimping, but maybe just as humiliating. It’s when a higher-up asks you a question that you probably should know the answer to, but invariably don’t. What’s worse, though, than getting pimped mercilessly? Not getting pimped anymore, because they’ve decided you don’t know enough to be worth it.
2) Take longing pictures of Autumn colors through the hospital windows. It’s killing me that I get home after it’s already dark…but iPhone to the rescue!
3) Turn 23!