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Jun
27
2011

Trip To Betty Ford Institute In My Future

    I was three and she was 24 when we left – for years the alcohol and drugs precipitated the fighting, which brought on the feelings of guilt, which inevitably lead to more drinking. It was a vicious cycle that had to be broken and, no matter how much my he begged my mom not to leave with me, she knew we couldn’t stay.    He’s a good man, my dad – a smart, […]

Jun
24
2011

Always Zip Your Backpack Pockets…

or risk losing your favorite study snacks to a vicious predator with long hair, big eyes and a wet nose that is apparently ridiculously good at it’s sniffing job. Do I look sweet & innocent? Good, that’s what I’m going for… I’ve often discussed the fact that I own dogs who could, if canine-psychiatry was a real life field, likely earn themselves a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Generally, when I’m talking about my dogs […]

May
8
2011

For My Mothers

A lot of people grow up saying they hope they never turn into their mother…I hope I turn out to be just like mine. Happy Mother’s Day to the most loving, selfless and beautiful person I’ve ever known!! Thanks for teaching me to be forgiving and genuine and for always making sure I knew I could do anything I put my mind to, I’d be lost without you. I love you, Mom! August 1986 Snuggling. […]

Apr
28
2011

The Important Things In Life

Between here and East Texas there are approximately 440 miles of asphalt equaling out to just under 7 hours of 70mph driving*. As a medical student and obsessive worrier it has never been easy for me to make the decision to leave town and now that the monster that is Step 1 has is hanging over my head it has become even more difficult. However, every year we look forward to an Easter road trip […]

Apr
8
2011

Avoid a Speeding Ticket Using Your Dirty Dog

Baby Jaden. Born 4/4/11 – 7lbs, 7oz. Adorable. I was about an hour into the three hour drive home from visiting one of my very best friends and her absolutely precious new baby boy, listening to Dr. Goljan explain Serous Ovarian Cystadenocarinoma through my car speakers and generally minding my own business when I saw flashing lights make an abrupt u-turn as I passed them. I silently willed the lights to transform into an ambulance. […]

Mar
24
2011

Dungeon to Laundry Room Makeover

One cold day in January, while my husband helplessly sat in his office chair at work making an actual contribution to this family, I decided I had better things to do than listen to lectures on Cystic Fibrosis or Mesothelioma and proceeded to peruse my house making a list of “projects” I would like to complete. The list was 1,246 items long and I spent approximately $6,241.58 in my mind during that 45 second walk, […]

Mar
17
2011

Dialect Debates – You Call That A What?!

Photo Courtesy of Mykl Roventine.Flickr, Creative Commons. Leaving Walmart yesterday I decided to write about people who happily peruse a store for 2 hours but, after unpacking their purchases into the back of their Lexus SUV, abruptly become incapable of walking 10 feet to return their grocery basket to the designated area of the parking lot. This sudden onset of disability leaves them with no choice but to roll their basket into the middle of […]

Mar
14
2011

Organ Donation – Five Years Ago Today

Become An Organ Donor – Find Your State It was Spring Break, 2006 – my second Spring Break of college. We laid on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico all morning and, sometime around noon, made our way back inside for lunch and a quick nap.  I had strict instructions from my mom not to call or text anyone while I was out of the country and not to answer any calls if someone tried to […]

Mar
11
2011

There’s a Creepy Naked Guy in Your Brain

One weekend during my Neuro block last semester, while I was busy trying to figure out what the heck a heinously disproportionate and frightening naked guy named Homunculus was doing living in my brain*, my 16 year old sister, Madison, came to visit. When I mentioned that 2013, the year I have to leave school behind and get a big-kid job, seemed like light-years away she kindly reminded me that the world would be coming […]

Feb
23
2011

Prayers For New Zealand

The pictures coming out of New Zealand following Tuesday’s earthquake are equal parts terrifying and heart breaking. Photo Courtesy of Washington Post.For more pictures and a great article, click the link. My thoughts, and more importantly my prayers, are with all those who have been affected by the earthquake in New Zealand. I would greatly appreciate if my NZ readers, especially those who commented on my recent post about the beautiful pacific island, would let me […]

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About The Author

I’m an Ob/Gyn resident (that means I went to medical school to become a doctor) and now I'm working like a crazy person to learn my trade before I'm on my own in the wild. Once upon a time I birthed a couple of babies of my own, they're friggin' adorable twin toddlers now. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I only started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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