When you spend as many hours at the hospital as I do, it is important that your phone’s battery stays charged.
As a physician, you will receive several calls during the day, SMS/whatsapp/bbm/iMessages, that you have to respond to at a moment’s notice. Some of which could be important as it might lead to a colleague making an important life or death decision.
Also, if you have a little downtime to do some reading, checking out your favorite blogs or journals, you can’t do that if the battery on your phone is low.
I am always on the move and don’t have time to to leave my phone charging nearby. I try to keep a portable charger on me at all times.
Most recently, I actually purchased a portable charger, Anker Power Bank. It comes packing 4500mAh and can take me straight through the day and then some.
Also, it is extremely slim and light, so it won’t take up too much space in my scrub pocket.
It is fabulous and I love it.
I have been scarce…I have started a new chapter in my life.
Attempting to juggle multiple schedules. I have recently started an MBA in international business. This should be interesting.
I believe that one should never be satisfied. We should always push forward as far as the boundaries and then push further……
Attending: SleepyDoc tell me what sort of drug is warfarin?
SleepyDoc: ummm…..I don’t know, but really I mumbled some unintelligent answer.
Attending: You don’t know the answer?
Why don’t you guess?
SleepyDoc: I just did, and it was incorrect.
Attending: Ok SleepyDoc, tomorrow you will be doing a presentation, detailing mode of action, type of drug and side effects. Also detail the type of patient that warfarin cannot be used in.
Back when I was in medical school, if I didn’t know the answer I would always say ‘I don’t know’. I figured that I might as well not waste everyone else’s time with me guessing. Unfortunately it also meant that I would end up with ‘homework’ for the next day.
So there I was having one of my favorite dishes…..ribs, with a side of sauce. Hanging out with one of my good friends. Had a great evening actually post call.
Left went home and had a glass of water. Then I had to shut down for the night because I also had to work early in the morning.
About an hour after eating the ribs, I started having, what I can only describe as projectile vomit. I was able to aim for everything BUT the toilet bowl…..:(. In between vomiting I was itching my scalp like crazy, and then back to vomiting.
Actually took me awhile before I realized, ‘wait, why are my arms, legs and neck itching so much?’ Then I took a closer look and realized I had this rash all over my body.
The itch was so bad that it took me awhile to leave the house because I couldn’t stop itching.
Ended up in the ER, was seen, treated, laughed at by some of my nursing and medical colleagues, and then discharged.
Well, I can’t say that I have ever had the need for an IV access……definitely not a pleasant feeling. 😦
Feeling much better now though…:)
I don’t know if the new age medical students have just become extremely ‘full of themselves’, but I believe some of them are extremely rude.
When I was a medical student, I would always introduce myself to someone before even thinking about asking to see patients.
Medical students of today, ‘Who are the patients that WE have’……..I was thinking, who the hell is this?…..in order for US to have a patient you should have been there when I was actually treating the patient.
I took a deep breath, introduced myself to them and started from there.
I have started to engage other activities such as hiking and swimming. I do them during the week or on the weekends. I find that I have more energy and look forward to work more when I do them.
I also want to travel a lot over the next few years. I believe it is good to get to know different cultures and to try out different cuisines. I can’t wait. This year will be memorable….:):)