30 weeks!! All scrubbed in.
After a month of stressful medicine floors I was praying that my time back in the OR was going to be rad - and it WAS! This past month was my most favorite rotation while in residency - it was AMAZING. Plastic surgery is just so phenomenal...the reconstruction that those doctors are proficient in are life-changing and life saving. I even assisted a "free tram" breast reconstruction this week which was one of the coolest things I've ever seen performed ever! (Google it!) Yes, the procedure took 14 hours...and yes I felt like my back was broken after 2 hours into it...but it was good stuff. The big belly gets in the way a bit, so I have to stand sideways in order to appropriately reach the table! Thankfully, our baby girl is good in the OR and doesn't do her tumbling acts while I am concentrating.
I love being a surgeon. I am so back in this residency game with a huge smile on my face.
Next month I start in the Emergency Dept. I work a month full of night shifts...9pm to 9am...I already want to die. I can't drink coffee. How am I going to do this?? Ha.
At least I have a weekend of fun to look forward to. My BESTIE Becky is here this weekend!! Yay!! We went and picked her up from the airport last night...and the poor thing is already frozen. San Diego is a little warmer than upstate New York. My guess it we'll consume loads of warm chocolate beverages :-)