Author Archives: emilyehoward

About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a first year Internal Medicine Resident in Phoenix, Arizona. I live with my husband Nicholas and my daughter Anika. And I hope you enjoy my blog!

Numb

I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m up to.  Wondering if I’ve forgotten about my blog.  Wondering if maybe life as intern just got so busy and hectic that I could no longer find time to write.  I haven’t forgotten. And I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physician, Residency | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Limitless

There is a limit to what people can take.  In my short time as a doctor I’ve seen a lot of people who have reached their limit.  Their body, their mind, their spirit has had all it can take.  I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physician, Residency | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

What I Love About Being an Intern

As promised in my prior blog post, I’ve been trying to focus on the good in my life.  This month of ambulatory rotation has been a much-needed breath of fresh air.  I’ve caught up on my sleep.  I’ve been cooking … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medical Student, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physician, Residency | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Doctor and Pilot: A Love Story

I recently celebrated my 6th anniversary with my husband, Nicholas.  I can’t believe we’ve been married for six years!  We got married when we were both 22 years old, which to most people, seems very young.  We dated for 10 months … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Medicine, Physician, Residency | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Swim

In the past 5 months I’ve started so many blog posts.  I’ve finished so few.  I can just never find the words to express what I’m really feeling.  The experiences I’ve had since becoming a doctor are so emotional, so … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physician, Residency | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Good

Stress is a major part of my life.  It always has been.  You know that phrase, “Don’t sweat the small stuff?”  Well, I do sweat the small the stuff.  And the big stuff.  And the medium stuff.  It just all … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medicine, Physician, Residency | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Responsibility

I’ve often heard the phrase, “Don’t bring your work home with you.”  And I used to think that would be an easy thing to do.  And every day before I leave the hospital, I “sign out” my patients to a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Health Care, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physician, Residency | Tagged , , | Leave a comment