Thursday, August 04, 2011

You know you're a resident when...

You know you're a surgical resident when:
  • You wear your pager like it's the hottest new fashion accessory
  • You have a geriatric bedtime
  • You dream about colostomy bags and cheering when a patient passes poo for the first time
  • You think about having lunch while examining a big, gaping foul-smelling wound
  • You joke with your favorite old lady while wiping green stool off her stomach
  • A 70-hour work week is considered light
  • You can identify your patients by the smell outside the rooms
  • The dirty bedding in the call room doesn't matter because you're so tired you'd lay down anywhere
  • Putting in a chest tube is the highlight of your day
  • Your frequency of showering declines
  • You start chewing gum in the morning instead of brushing your teeth because it's faster
  • Coffee is your lifeblood
  • You wear the same scrubs for 48 hours
Despite spending 90 hours in the hospital this week, I have finished a quilt! I'm off this weekend, so hopefully there will be pictures to come:)


Yarndude said...

I really should not have been eating while reading that...

Marie said...

Heh, heh. Bet you get far fewer comments on this post than on your "beautiful crafty things" posts...
Love ya,

Teresa said...

You are so right about the residency. You forgot the ICU nurses who eat residents for breakfast! I'm one of those. But I'm nicer than most.