Friday, September 11, 2009

Defining moment for our generation

On the anniversary of 9/11, I thought about where I was when the towers fell and it came as if it happened yesterday- I was in clinic as a resident, and it just did not make sense why something like that happened or why it happened. Later, much later that night we went to the local Wendy's because we were just not able to think straight and looked at the people around and wondered what had gone wrong.
I am so glad today is a national day of service what a great way to remember....

Monday, September 7, 2009

I know exactly what he is talking about...

I was just browsing websites today when I came across this article and it really nails the problems with pain mangement. I think, pain management is very challenging and sometimes, I do not get things right- between expectations of patients, limits of the pharmacy coverage and my own biases/ thoughts regarding diagnoses. This gave me permission to say that I am not always going to achieve great pain control for every body that I see with chronic pain. I feel ready to manage therapeutic expectations of both my patients and myself.

Early Monday morning...

I really should be getting to bed- Labor day tomorrow, the kids are at home, I have to be at work, try to keep the apples in the air...but whatever, I am so glad, and greatful that I have a job where I can, and do make a difference, where I am forever learning. Later on today, I will be pleased to be at the hospital and "laboring" on Labor day.
Power to all the working people- the world depends on us!