Month: November 2015

A Thanksgiving Weekend On Call, 2015

A Thanksgiving Weekend On Call, 2015

I’m on call for our internal medicine practice this weekend. (Not the holiday, just the weekend.) Call is not what it used to be, which is a good thing. We no longer cover our own inpatients. I know it’s been an alarming change for some […]

Two Things To Teach My Kids This Thanksgiving

Two Things To Teach My Kids This Thanksgiving

I was chatting with a doctor-mom friend about our kids today. We’ve both recently managed illnesses and injuries, but in the end, everyone is alright, and we are thankful. We discussed a case in our practice that touched us both: a woman who was babysitting […]

My Poor Sick Pooky

My Poor Sick Pooky

Many doctor-moms tend to be laid-back about sickness and injuries.  If not laid-back, then at least, non-alarmist. After all, what is medical school and residency but learning to recognize sick vs not sick. Sick is real, acute illness, and actually, isn’t that common. Not sick […]

How To Think About The Unthinkable

How To Think About The Unthinkable

Yesterday evening, I left work and hurried to the subway station. As my train rumbled close, I bolted up the stairs  in a frantic attempt to catch it. As per usual, I missed it by about thirty seconds. But even as I stood shivering on the windy […]

60 Minutes A Day!

60 Minutes A Day!

Both of my kids have carefully curated candy caches. Halloween is a week past, but those piles of sugar and fat haven’t shrunk much. Babyboy is more interested in organizing and displaying his (he keeps building a “candy store” in the living room), and Babygirl […]

There Are Scarier Things

There Are Scarier Things

It’s late into Halloween night, and since I woke up in a coughing fit, I haven’t been able to get back to sleep. There are some scary things on my mind. Not the ghosts from my previous post, nor modern-day vampires, serial killers and zombies […]