Some days, I get so frustrated at work. Yes, we all have our frustrations. Maybe traffic is slow and you get to work late. Maybe you spill your coffee on your work clothes as you walk into your office. Maybe someone calls in sick and you are short help at work. But this is BIG!… Continue reading It’s not just about the PAP smear!
Before posting my latest blog, I had a couple announcements. First, I am proud to say I am a contributor in the latest edition of Intima, A Journal of Narrative Medicine in the Field Notes section (www.theintima.org). Secondly, I want to wish all of you a Happy Mother’s Day. Whether you are a mother, wish to… Continue reading Two Mothers
I woke up at 6am to my daughter’s annoyingly, loud alarm. Since I was on call, my first reflex was to look at my iPad to see if I had patients in labor. I am part of an 11 doctor call group, so when I am on call, I cover all the patients of those… Continue reading Breaking Down a Wall
If you didn’t read my initial post, In Honor of Twin B, about 6 weeks ago, please go back and read it first (https://secretlifeofobgyn.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/in-honor-of-twin-b/). This is the end of the story – The day after I published In Honor of Twin B on my blog, I saw my patient for her weekly visit. I… Continue reading In Honor of Twin B – Part 2
Before I post my newest blog, I just wanted to thank you all for your support and encouragement. I have some great news to share – I have recently had an essay accepted by Intima, Journal of Narrative Medicine. Out of nearly 500 essays that are submitted, only 48 are accepted, so I was pretty excited… Continue reading Giving Bad News
The nurse grabs me. ‘You have to check my patient now! She is screaming and bearing down.” Without letting go of my hand, she leads me into the labor room. I don’t even consider saying no, I know not to question this nurse. She has been a labor and delivery nurse nearly as long… Continue reading The Sinai Nurses
Located in the heart of the city, the emergency room of Detroit Receiving Hospital has its share of colorful patients, from those with gunshot wounds to homeless alcoholics looking for a warm bed and meal. In medical school, I rotated through this emergency room. On my first night, the resident I was following had to… Continue reading The Dance