"35,000 units of heparin are in." "1/3 of the protamine is in." Recently, in the OR, I was jokingly told that I have a "trumpet voice," meaning I make sure what I'm saying is heard. It's true, I have my teacher-voice. Not the, oh why are you on the table dancing around? voice, but the … Continue reading On being loud and Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Caramel
When we moved to California, I promised myself we would spend as much time outside as possible. We would hike, camp, walk, run, and bike (if I ever re-learn, it's definitely NOT like riding a bike, you CAN forget) our way across Northern California. Apparently I forgot I was in residency -- it's a slow … Continue reading Exploring California 4: Coyote Hills Regional Park + Coconut Curry Soup-Salad
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a … Continue reading First they came for the Socialists.
The smells of South Indian food make me smile. It's not naan, it's not palak paneer, it's something different. It's rice, it's lentils, it's sambar and rasaam, and memories. It's memories of my mom making Uttapam at home with coconut chutney. It's cilantro everywhere. I've been disappointed by South Indian food restaurants generally -- thick … Continue reading Exploring California Part 3: Roaring Camp + Madras Cafe
I am lucky to still have my weekends to myself. I have two days to decompress, read, walk the dogs, and explore my new home. We have spent the last few months venturing out and making this place home, finding our favorite place to eat, where we get our groceries, a local dog parks. We … Continue reading Exploring California Part 2: Half Moon Bay and Mamacita’s Food Truck
When you graduate medical school and you're fresh faced, new, and excited. But in the back of your mind you know that one day, not too far in the future, you'll make a mistake and it will hurt someone. Every order you enter, every parameter you set is a way that someone can get hurt. … Continue reading You Will Make a Mistake
I feel like I start a lot of posts with, "So it's been a while..." Well, it has been a while. Anyways, intern year is hard. It's hard emotionally, physically, mentally -- it's hard. I'll write more about that later...but for now, HACKS! How to make intern year easier? Keep an e-calendar - I hated e-calendars … Continue reading Intern Year Hacks
Recently my family and I went to Durango and Cortez, Colorado for a vacation and it was gorgeous. We went to the Purgatory resort in Durango on the "off-season" (it's usually a ski resort) and had a blast. Rather than a true resort, Purgatory resort is a set of condos that people can purchase and … Continue reading Pictures from Colorado