It’s Friday! So glad to make it to Friday! And this one is pretty much a “real” Friday, where it actually means a weekend off. A “Golden Weekend” as we call it in medicine, because you get not one, but two days off! besides rounding on one patient, I’m free! (Hopefully that means I won’t have to spend much time at the hospital). I’ve started thinking about how great it would be if we had a call pool, and we could round on each other’s patients to give docs the weekend off, rather than every doc comes in to round on whatever patients they have on their days off. Some days it’s nice to round on your own patients, while some days it’s even nicer just to have a day off completely off, with no duties/responsibilities, to not even have to think about the hospital.
On Fridays, everyone wears kuspuks, the local made shirt/dress. To honor and celebrate the local culture. The kuspuks are loose fitting tops with a large front pocket made for gathering/berry picking. I absolutely love them–they look like something from Anthropologie. The first time I saw one at the airport, I almost went up to a girl who was wearing it and asked her where she got it. Then I realized they are everywhere.
Anyway it was a good Friday. I saw lots and lots of pregnant mamas! Every 15 minutes, pretty much. I sent one to Anchorage and did lots of other things for them. I really love the people I work with! Everyone checked in on me today to make sure I was ok.