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Coma

This month I’m on Neuro ICU.  For those of you who don’t know exactly what that is, I am working with a Neurointensivist who specializes in neurological disorders in a critical care setting.  The majority of our patients have either … Continue reading

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Cancer

This month I’m on “Hem/Onc,” aka Hematology and Oncology aka blood disorders and cancer.  A long, long time ago I really thought I wanted to go into Pediatric Oncology.  I slowly realized I didn’t want to work with kids or … Continue reading

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No Words

Everything will be alright. It’s one of those phrases people say in times of difficulty.  They might touch your hand as they say it to help you believe them.  It’s a phrase I’ve heard coming out of my own mouth … Continue reading

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Code Blue

There are a lot of things that terrify me about medicine.  But at the top of my list are Codes.  A “Code” or a “Code Blue” is when a patient goes into cardiac arrest and needs CPR.  It makes sense … Continue reading

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ER

This month I’m rotating in Emergency Medicine.  It is one of my last “required” rotations, and it’s a rotation that I was not at all excited for.  One thing I’ve learned on previous Internal Medicine rotations is that a lot … Continue reading

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ICU Part II

I finished my month in the ICU.  And, believe it or not, I really, really liked it.  I know, I know.  My last blog post I said how much I hated the ICU and how I would never want to … Continue reading

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ICU

I’ve officially survived my first week in the ICU!  I wish I could be happier about it, but I’m really just exhausted, and I coming down with some kind of bug.  I don’t even want to think about the different … Continue reading

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