Woody Allen said, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him about your plans.” Well, God sure had a few big chuckles at me over the last few years! I had Big Plans. As you may recall from previous posts (Study Guide, … Continue reading Changing Lanes
I’ve been thinking about returning to writing for a while now, and I think I might have the discipline, not to mention the ideas, to keep up with a blog again. While I’m formulating some future posts, please take a … Continue reading Easter is a time for resurrection.
It’s been a long year! Another year as an EMT under my belt, bringing the tally to 2. I had a great time! In the spring, I finally started thinking seriously about post-bacc programs again, and I started reviewing math … Continue reading Hellooooo Philly!
Saw this billboard on the way to work today. LOVE IT!!! I’m still like a little kid when I see an ambulance or fire truck. It inspired me to Google “texting while driving,” (while in a house,not my car) and … Continue reading Distracted Driving
Since I’ve spent the day writing my essay and drinking wine, today’s post is short and to the point! (I highly recommend Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Riesling and Gewürztraminer.) These sciencey items should be on your Christmas list! Science Ink: Tattoos … Continue reading Shameless Plug Sunday!
Readers: DramaDoc needs your help! I am applying to post-bacc pre-med programs now, but until I start somewhere, what should I study at home, on my own? I’ve been considering brushing up on my math skills, since I haven’t had a … Continue reading Study Guide
The following comes from an email a friend sent yesterday. It resonated with me, and I hope it does the same for you on this day of rest and recovery. Here’s a video of my favorite gratitude song! Thanksgiving Gratitude Examen … Continue reading Gratitude
Safe travels and good eats to all my readers! Check out how I celebrate! Here are 2 fun Thanksgiving-realted clips from a beloved childhood film, “Addams Family Values.” Enjoy! Good luck getting that song out of your head! This brings … Continue reading Happy Turkey Day!
I just got a letter from my doctor saying that her practice is moving. I can either go to her new location, choose a PCP from the same practice, or find someone entirely new. I already moved with her once, … Continue reading Doctor Shopping
The first holiday sale ads are out, and soon the season of sales, shopping lists, and stress will be here. I’ve already seen 2 back-to-back commercials for completely different products using the same Christmas carol, with the lyrics modified to … Continue reading The Best Gift Ideas for Anyone
Yesterday, you learned part of my origin story. Today I share with you the recent discovery of one of my superpowers. I was caught off guard when a seemingly ordinary assignment at work led to such a revelation, but now … Continue reading My Surprise Superpower
The exam room is cramped with students and residents rounding on the next case, a pigtailed six year old girl swinging her gangly legs off the exam table. When a resident asks the girl’s mother about her daughter’s past medical history, the … Continue reading Origin Story
To start things off, I decided to focus on the things that will be most important to work on ALL year that also address immediate needs. Healthy Body/Happy Mind * Drink more water: always have a water bottle or mug handy … Continue reading November’s Resolutions
Today kicks off DramaDoc’s “Happiness Project,” inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”. When thinking … Continue reading Drama Doc’s Happiness Project Kickoff
I have used my job training on myself, friends, and now both of my cats! Huzzah for trauma exams! Below is a picture of our new kitten Elliot. He is fearless, and while my cat Mark Antony (after “friends, Romans, … Continue reading Patient Denies Recent Hairballs
I’m writing this from my hospital bed. I had to be convinced to come here. Well, the increasing pain helped. I was playing a game of pickup basketball when it happened. The person I was covering faked right and went … Continue reading DramaDoc in the ER
One of my partners has been letting me drive the ambulances! We have two types of trucks that we use in our company, and I’ve driven both. The Type II ambulance is similar to a van, while a Type III … Continue reading Keep On Truckin
Things I’ve learned so far:
1. Your partner can make or break your day.
2. I am braver than I thought.
3. I shouldn’t tell my friends stories from work.
4. Nursing homes are either really sad or really swanky.
5. Staying healthy in this job will be a challenge. Continue reading Things I’ve learned so far
I’ve noticed that I am now in a male-dominated profession. I am looking forward to talking to the other female EMTs, though, to hear their perspective on the field of emergency medicine, and how they navigate and work in such a testosterone-filled occupation. Case in point: uniforms. I am telling you: there is a killing to be made in the design and production of female public service uniforms! You heard it here first. Continue reading Women Save Lives, Too