Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Psychation!

It's been a fabulous 2 weeks! I have to say that maybe I was premature declaring I would be an OB/Gyn. I am having an excellent time in psychiatry. I actually look forward to going in every day. The patients are incredibly interesting and my attending is a great mentor and lets me ask the patients anything I want (with some direction for those patients that have a violent history!). The lifestyle is really great and I think that's something that has to be considered. Let's just say it's on the list!

And even better, during psych I've actually had time to do things! Last Saturday J and I hiked our first 14er together. He's done some before but I never had. We climbed Mt. Bierstadt. It was definitely harder than I expected! But the view from the top was pretty great:

We brought the dogs with and they had a blast. The big guy kept laying on the snow on his back and squirming around until he slid down upside down and backward. As soon as he got to the bottom of the snow field he would run back up to the top and do the same thing again. All the people watching thought he was pretty hilarious.

Mugs had way more energy than the rest of us and on the way down he would run in circles around us on the snow. Then he slept for three days. So did the rest of us. I actually started to feel a bit under the weather after the trip, so I felt a little down for a few days, but I'm getting better in time for my long weekend! It's hard to believe that in 3rd year so far I've had 2 three day weekends. I really thought that by this time I would feel like I've been hit by a truck. I've been lucky so far. It also makes me think about what I really want in a career. I am happiest when I work normal hours and have free time. I love medicine, but I'll never be so gung ho that it will be my whole life. Maybe that makes me less of a physician, but I think it makes me human. I do have my preceptor today, and I think it's good that I will get the opportunity to compare how I feel about OB to whatever I am doing at the moment. Should be interesting.

The fourth of July should be a good time. J and I are going to run a 4M race in the morning and then head out to a BBQ with his fam. That night we're going to a soccer game and fireworks show. Friday should be great too! We're planning on going for a hike in the morning and stopping by Oscar Blues in Lyons. We are huge fans of Dale's Pale Ale and have been looking forward to going to Lyons to check it out for quite some time. Who knew that it would be 3rd year when I had time to do it!?


Tim & Dara said...

Its so good to hear that you're having a good time! Congrats on the 14er and good luck in the 4M race this weekend! (I'm jealous of both...)

Amy said...

Glad you're enjoying this rotation! My aunt is a psych nurse (and has been for as long as I can remember). Let me know if you want to chat with her. She's got some GREAT stories!