Friday, October 28, 2011

Scenes From Family Medicine

I mentioned that my October rotation was in family medicine, but I didn't mention that it was in a small town about 45 minutes north of where I live. In addition to not being used to such a long commute (the hospital that I work at is a whopping 2.5 miles from my house), I am not used to being in a small town. I'm from a big city (although technically the suburb portion of the big city) and I live in a well populated suburb of a medium sized city now.

While I'm only driving 45 minutes from where I live, and less than 20 minutes from the city limits, it still feels like I am entering a whole different world sometimes.

And while I am anxiously awaiting the end of the month and an end to the two hours I am spending in the car every day, I just might miss the beautiful scenery I see on my drive every day.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Family Medicine

When I started medical school, I was not a fan of family medicine. I had no issue with it for run of the mill care, but I had a very difficult time seeing how one person could know enough to manage complicated issues from such a wide variety of patients. Sore throats, physicals and blood pressure? Okay fine. Pregnancy? Sorry, that's not something that I have an easy time accepting. (Disclaimer: everyone is entitled to their own opinions -- if you want to, you can love family practice and let them deliver your babies. It's just not a choice I would make).

In medical school you are required to do rotations in a large number of specialties, and that includes family medicine. And I have spent the month of October doing, you guessed it, family medicine. Which I have to admit has been a different experience than I was expecting.

I expected to hate it.

And, don't get me wrong, there are a lot of things that I am not crazy about. But I also have to admit that I don't hate it like I thought I would. The days are easy, low stress and pass (reasonably) quickly. Lunches are catered almost every day (thank you, pharmaceutical reps!), and there are no nights and no weekends.

I still have no idea what I want to do with my life once I am does with school, but if nothing else, not hating this rotation like I thought that I would is helping me keep an open mind about the different options that are out there to pick from...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crafty Tuesday: Tutu

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, although it does appear that way. It just seems as though one day tumbles right into the next, and I am either too busy or too exhausted to ever complete the things on my to do list that aren't marked as "very important".

I did, however take time to make some scarecrow tutus for some coworkers for their little girls to wear for Halloween. I hadn't ever made a tutu before, but I must say...I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Hopefully it will look as cute on as it does on my living room floor!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Crafty....Saturday Night?!

I just realized that there is only one Tuesday left in October (and by the way, how did that happen?!) and I have several crafty Halloween things to share! Guess that's what I get for slacking off for an entire month! Here are some of the Halloween shirts that I did this year:

A close up of the design. Love it -- and it was surprisingly easy to do too!

I also made a shirt just like this for Lindsey's little brother, but I guess I didn't get a picture snapped before I sent it out to them. Oops!

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