Tag: when the doctor is sick

Hello steroids my old friend…

Hello steroids my old friend…

I know I’m overdue for a post, but I’ve got a doctor’s excuse: Please excuse my noncompliant patient from her usual blogging duties, as she’s been self-medicating with various and sundry over-the-counter, prescription, and voodoo treatments for yet another probably-worse-than-it-needed-to-be asthma exacerbation that was likely […]

Doctor As Patient: My Medical Mystery

Doctor As Patient: My Medical Mystery

This was Tuesday: An hour into my morning clinic, my right lower lip and jaw started to feel like Novocain at the dentist. I found myself discreetly dabbing at saliva dribble as I spoke to patients. When I had a chance, I peeked in the […]

My Weekend Off: Journal of a Doctor- Mom 

My Weekend Off: Journal of a Doctor- Mom 

Yes, a post is overdue. Yes, I have an excuse. Some sort of respiratory thing. What, exactly, is beyond me. Allergic vs viral vs bacterial and leaning towards the first, treating as such. Ergo, I’m not so sick as much as drugged. Non- drowsy antihistamines […]

Oh, the irony

Oh, the irony

We all have those exercise- obsessed patients who continue training despite illness and injury, which generally doesn’t go well. How many times have I stood shaking my head at the physically fit, but really sick, athletically- inclined patient, thinking Duh, if you’re feverish and coughing […]

When the doctor really f—– needs to see the doctor

When the doctor really f—– needs to see the doctor

That f — can mean many things… freaking, finally, or… other things. I showed up at my primary care’s office yesterday waving the white flag. It was two weekends ago that Babygirl woke up with 102 degrees temp and exploding snot; it’s been ten days […]

Serendipities and Vicissitudes

Serendipities and Vicissitudes

I’ve been acutely aware that this blog has been sorely wanting of an updated post. But I’m struggling with what to write about, what to reflect upon… there’s just so much. Yes, of course, the climactic followup of my last post: Hubby’s long trip to […]

A Miraculous Cure for a Cough?

A Miraculous Cure for a Cough?

I’ve been coughing for three weeks now, gross gacking fits productive of thick wads and plugs of mucous. Lovely. It’s a combo of postnasal drip and reactive airways, a cough triggered from above and below. I’ve learned that I better stay on top of the […]

A Very Norovirus Christmas

A Very Norovirus Christmas

It was two weeks ago that our hospital sent the outbreak alert email, and I wrote a whole post about the best methods for avoiding the dreaded Norovirus. I distinctly remember joking with a colleague: Ha! With our luck, we’ll all have it just in […]

When The Doctor Is Sick:  Just a Sinus Infection…

When The Doctor Is Sick: Just a Sinus Infection…

Yeah, it’s just a sinus infection, but man, it’s a sinus infection. Here at our house, it’s been one illness after another for a month, and ten days since I got a nasty cold virus from the kids. I was just getting better, when things […]

Doctor-Mom Fails

Doctor-Mom Fails

  We seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of GI bug and/or upper respiratory illness and/or medical crisis of some kind or another. Every night this week has had major disruptions with one or more of us hacking, or puking, or both. And […]