Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Joined at the Hip

This black beeping box is an unwelcome companion on a warm afternoon, keeping me thirty minutes away from the hospital at all times.


Home call sucks.

13 comments:

  1. Just remember...those used to be really cool and mean that you were powerful!

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  2. WHAT? They let you have another 15 minutes?
    I agree. Its just enough tension to keep you from doing anything soulful and just enough leash to make you glad you're not at the hospital (and doesn't require suave bedside manner from that distance.)

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  3. My b-i-l hates on-calls days. And I don't blame him. You can't do anything...useful.

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  4. I think physicians are the only people left on earth who use pagers any more. Poor little pagers.

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  5. I had one of those once. Now they've given me a Blackberry so they can e-mail me any time of day or night. But I don't have to go into work when they do. That sucks!

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  6. UGH! I know I commented on this yesterday. I'm seeing that a lot. So if they finally restore my comments, just know I didn't mean to duplicate!

    Anyway, I was fine until they issued me a Blackberry. Now, even when I'm off, I find myself checking work e-mails and responding, which sucks. I'm not required to be on call and I still can't step away. Not good!

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  7. I have a RL friend who's a resident, too. He's doing OB/GYN and his home call seems like it's ALL the time. I feel your pain!

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  8. 30 mins away from the hospital at all times? That's a bummer, how can you ever relax?

    Btw, love that you're reading How To Train Your Dragon with your son. So awesome.

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  9. One reason I'm glad I went law instead of medicine. Then again, I'm working a 33 hour shift with a maximum of 2 1/2 hours sleep on a Sunday, so maybe the Marine part makes up for it.

    I feel your pain, lady. How often are you on call?

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  10. Thank you for helping me celebrate my SITS day with me. I have a friend with one of those boxes. Whenever I visit them, he is tied to staying close to work and can't go on roadtrips to see the sights with us.

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  11. I gave you an award over at Cheap Wine and Cookies: http://cheapwineandcookies.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-gritty-and-unpretentious-ill.html

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  12. Google insists on my cell number and has erased all my comments, even past ones, . Hope you got the love and notes from home. If that doesn't work, I'll try to write you letters. Hope you get a breath of rest and relaxation soon. The pager limbo called extra stress: 30 minutes lets you be glad you're not there all the time and adds enough tension that you can't involve yourself fully in anything anywhere else!. xox

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