Let everything happen to you Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via serendipitousromance)
Beer for your trouble
It’s been an exciting 8 days of trauma surgery, seeing so many things from knife wounds to two thoracotomies (one in the ED and the other in the OR) to classic textbook delirium tremens (DTs) with the alcohol withdrawal patient seeing spiders crawling on the ground as well as confusion and tremors. While I’ve had this unprecedented burst of energy throughout my 12+ hrs in the hospital,...
To the end as I know it
I took Step 1 exactly a week ago. Now I am about to start my first rotation on surgery on Monday. Acute Care Service. Night flow (aka 7pm-7am). Oh boy. Studying for Step 1 made me feel confident again in my knowledge, but now I feel like I know absolutely nothing. I just stole my boyfriend’s roommate’s “Surgical Recall” review book in hopes that I can familiarize myself...