Disability Stuff

Joy in the Morning

December 1, 2011 Amy Disability StuffFamilyJesusMedical SchoolMy MomPatient-nessResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Three years ago when I was in the mist of my third year of medical school. I went through a 2 month period where I rarely slept more than a few hours at a time. It wasn’t the call schedule, it wasn’t the stress of residency applications or Step 2, it wasnt even entirely the […]

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Going Home

October 11, 2011 Amy Disability StuffJesusMedical SchoolResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

I gave my annual lecture at Wake Forest last week. It was a beautiful tapestry of beginnings and endings of my life. Becoming a disabled physician is one of the greatest things I have done in my life but it also was among the most painful.  Being told that you have no right to be […]

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Me and My poor quality of life are going upstairs….

September 7, 2011 Amy Disability StuffPatient-nessRandomResidency

I have been in 7-8/10 right hip pain post-call for about a month and half. Yesterday was Grand Rounds and I was post call. It was on chronic pain in connective tissue disorders….NO REALLY it was.  I slumped in the back, ate my oatmeal and hoped that sleep would overtake me quickly. It was all […]

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Gratitude

August 20, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFriendsJesusMissions

One of the things about growing up with a progressive although manageable illness is it teaches you gratitude for the little things that make life truly beautiful. Baking something yummy. North Carolina Wine Old Friends. New Friends. Summer Nights. Clean clothes. Good Books Clean hair. Pedicures Grace Children and their wisdom. A Good Night’s Sleep

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Given Much

August 17, 2011 Amy Disability StuffJesusMissionsPatient-ness

My mentor gave Grand Rounds on Global Health yesterday.  I was post-call and in pain but I stayed the extra hour, set in the middle of the intimidating auditorium. I found myself nodding and smiling even after one of he worst two week periods of my professional life. About half way through, he quoted the […]

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