Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Up late Update
I did have a wonderful weekend relaxing at Catalina Island with my brother and his wife. Spent Sunday in the mountains with friends. My soul needed that. I'm trying to realize that I have to change my expectations. My schedule isn't going to get better, patients will always come in with lots of problems on their annual exams. I need to stop getting frustrated about both of those. It's just the way work is right now. I'm trying to find the little joys in my day.
For instance: today my student saw all the patients for the morning. She is doing fantastic. I am having to give less and less direction. Today she inserted her first IUD and was so proud of herself. My postpartum mom was beaming and showing off her adorable baby girl. It was so great to share in her joy. I had a patient who is ready to address her weight issues and signed up for a weight management program. I had a great new OB couple who are from Russia and one from Mexico. I love having the telephone translation line. We got our next shipment of H1N1 vaccines so we can finish vaccinating our moms. We laughed so hard at lunch I had tears in my eyes (gallows humor, but a great stress reliever none the less).
This picture is of a flower that was growing by the side walk in Catalina. It reminds me to grow where I am planted. For now anyway, that's what I am trying to do.