Sunday, April 26, 2015

Consults Catch Up

Hello, it's been a while!  I just completed 2 weeks of psychiatry consults, the craziest, busiest, most crisis-inducing time of a second year psychiatry resident's life.  I basically am the on call psychiatrist for anyone admitted for a medical reason (heart attack, kidney failure, cancer) and now has psychiatric issues that also needs to be addressed  (depression, psychosis, agitation).  Very often the psychiatric issue is deeply tied to the medical issue (drug induced psychosis, delirium from a drug or procedure, depression secondary to medical comorbidities) so I have to do a pretty thorough review of the patient's medical history.  I usually work 10-11 hours a day, 6 days a week.  It's interesting, but exhausting.  Currently I am 4 weeks of consults down, 5 weeks to go.  Ahh.  But after all that lies third year, a land of outpatient clinics, puppies and rainbows.  Starting June 29th!

Aaron's has been traveling a lot for work, so the Whole Foods hot bar has become my post consults lifeline.  Pork chops, greens, mashed potatoes, amazing.

Debbie, myself, Ashley, Emily, Karyn

The girls and I took a weekend trip to Charleston.  So amazing, such great food, spectacular girl time.  I'm so lucky to have found a great group of girls to hang with.

Also, I've been to 3 weddings in 2 weekends! 


Claudia being escorted by her brother

Phil & Heather

and my stylish husband

So my weekends have been tied up.  But I still found time for shopping.  Of course.  Wasn't that under my self care goals?

Meeting Nanette Lepore at her fashion show at Saks

My Saks Friends & Family haul...
DVF wrap dress.  Perfect for work and I love the color.

Finally a pair of black jeans.  These are by Hudson.
Aaron originally gifted me a pair for our anniverary (cotton), but these fit betterr.

Currently I have a break from consults and am back to night float.  Surprisingly, I prefer this to consults.  I plan to just relax this week and rest up before my next 2 weeks of consults!  
How have y'all been?

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