Today I had a great day of clinic, but then I got really busy by the end of the afternoon with clinic patients. When you start dealing with 8 or 9 problems in a visit, then everything gets delayed… After clinic I went back to the hospital and discharged my mom-baby pair of patients. Personal achievement: I dictated both of their discharge summaries!!! Granted it was stumbly and haltering, but the only way to get better is to practice. And this way I don’t have to hand write everything in the chart…my handwriting isn’t as legible as I think it is (My penmanship getting more and more doctory by the year :/).
I ended up leaving late from finishing everything up. But then, I had a lovely unwinding visit over at my friends’ house—Phil and Sarah—to hang out and relax and spend time with their sweet kiddos! It was super wonderful! And!!!! I get a day off tomorrow (I don’t even have to go into the hospital to round on any patients!)
Sarah and I talked about our 3 happinesses for the day (to focus on the positive, the bright and to remember to look for them).
1. The afterglow of delivering the baby last night and getting to see her and mom today—so beautiful (Life is a Miracle!)
2. Getting to do wart freezing (cryo) therapy with 3 sisters, who were funny and reminded me of me and my sisters when we were younger.
3. Spending time with Sarah and Phil and their kids, chatting about life over chocolate, homemade spinach-garlic-parmesan cheese pizza and a glass of wine. Ahhhh! Great way to unwind!