Patient-ness

Body Language

February 23, 2012 Amy FriendsPatient-nessThe FutureWeddings

I would love to tell you that I always love my body. That I appreciate my scars for the story they tell. That I value the oddly shaped contours of my poor long bones. That I love the strange angles that my contracted ankles and elbows grace me with. But I would be lying. But […]

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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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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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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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I can’t save his heart but I can save his soul

August 8, 2011 Amy ChildrenPatient-nessResidency

Former 25 wk premies bad lungs. bad gut. bad heart. on a ventilator. cant eat. …can’t fix the heart. (inoperable) The heart will be the end of him. I got a page asking for restraints. I go and see him He is waving his little arms and legs. Looking at the world. They tell me […]

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