Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Almost there

Whew!!!!! I just looked and there is LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO!!!!! In 29 days I will officially be a Doctor and I cannot wait.

I am in the middle of my next to last rotation. It is a combined 4 week rotation of Pain and Palliative care medicine. So I finished my 2 weeks of Palliative medicine and it was quite depressing and quite impressive at the same time. I was having some weird dreams about death and dying while I was doing my Hospice time. However, I did get to go on home visits like doctors used to back in the day. It got me thinking that I would like to incorporate house calls into my practice one day, maybe. Of course, I would need my own practice first. But I digress.

Right now, I am in the Pain Medicine portion of the rotation. And I really want to learn about pain management, which is what I want to get out of this rotation. After that, 2 weeks of Radiology that I have to make up from last year and then I am done!!

Last week, I was able to get out to the driving range for the first time in 4 years and I intend to do that a bit more often. Eventually I want to get my swing back and go for 18 holes. Then, as long as I can go, I would like to the do the Alumni Golf Outing and then do more fund raising golf games in addition to just going for fun. Now if I can only get my brother out onto the links I can have my golf buddy. I already have a fishing buddy in my oldest daughter and a friend from medical school.

Exciting times, exciting times. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

selected "Dr" for Title

So this afternoon I booked my flight to the Old Pre Meds conference in Las Vegas (www.oldpremeds.com). And when asked about my title, I was super excited to select "Dr."  for the very first time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Psyched about it.

If you can, go to the conference. you wont forget it.

Any hoot, started my last full rotation yesterday; Pain and Palliative Care. Did Hospice today, will do it again tomorrow and next week. Hard not to be depressed about it, especially when it is raining outside. Did I say raining, I meant a monsoon. All of this reading about hospice and death is really depressing. I am going to have to watch some up lifting Television for the next 2 weeks jut to get through it. Not to mention all of the busy work I am required to do. After that, I have to make up 2 weeks of radiology. Hopefully I will get good news tomorrow that I can already consider the rotation set up and waiting.

Till Next time...positive thoughts, positive thoughts, positive thoughts.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

some good ideas to save money

5 ways to negotiate for a lower price

getting free stuff

spring clean for $$

Jut a few ways to save money. Remember, always ask. The worst that the person can say is NO and you are no worst off than you were before. But what if they say yes? Maybe carry your student ID with you in your wallet just in case there is a student discount.

Also, do your best to not use credit cards or just pay them off as quickly as you can.

Till next time.