Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Isn't it supposed to be a bad flu season?

People say February is when the interns hit rock bottom. Honestly, I'm so tired and burned out that I started wishing for the flu. Even if I had to stay home with rigors all day, I would get to see my husband and sleep more. I need a break! Despite my co-intern getting some terrible viral illness and my team treating two patients with influenza pneumonia, somehow I've escaped without a single sick day used this month. Oh well, a girl can dream.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

an intern's worst nightmare ...

is falling asleep during rounds! I didn't even know it was my worst nightmare until it actually happened. To be fair, I was post-call without a wink of sleep and into the third hour of rounds. My attending called me out on it in front of everyone but was laughing. Whew!