0400 Call from Ob department. Patient in labor. Check.
0400-0600 Cannot fall asleep, so laying in bed, calculating time of delivery for a typical G2P1 at a rate of 1 cm/hour average dilation. Between calculations, mentally edit Dante's Inferno.
0630 In hospital checking on said patient. Pooh, she's only 3 cm. Going to be a long day.
0730 First patient in office. Office staff excited patient is in labor and crams all AM patients to be seen prior to 1000. "Just in case."
1015 Pooped from double booked morning patients, catching up on notes with my free time. Patient 5 cm. Sweet, I have 5 hours until delivery at this rate!
1030 Get Twitter followers for my Twitterverse. Cannot respond as I am at work-work. In between office notes, jot down a few extra POV details to buff up Dante's Inferno. Pray that there will be a week to work on it before Crimson wants me to overhaul Hell to Pay.
1115 Ultrasound demo. Enlist 15 week pregnant office staff and 22 week receptionist's daughter to act as guinea pigs. Get gel all over the place. See cute, wiggly babies, and everyone's happy.
1200 Call from Ob department. Patient is completely dilated and feels like she "has to poo."
1230 Deliver handsome baby boy, prepare to return to office
1232-1315 Postpartum hemorrhage, spend the majority of time in the bimanual massage position, clamping down on uterus and praying while drugs are being run. Look down and realize that my large scrub top is gaping and I'm flashing the entire family. Look down and realize there is really nothing there…to flash...
1330-1600 Right forearm/deltoid twitching from aforementioned hemorrhage maneuver. Training on new electronic medical record (EMR) update. Apparently, the system is so bad, we need a 3 hour course in it. Daydream about having some free time to sit down and edit edit.
1615 Sign off phone notes and refills that cannot wait 'til tomorrow. Home to treadmill.
1630-1730 Hugh Jackman, you brawny Wolverine of a man, you do know how to make a girl walk faster!
1800 Best hubby in the whole world cooks up a mess of squash, homemade mashed potatoes, and shrimp.
1900 Pack for physician leadership conference in 2 days. Me attempting to mix and match clothes is like a monkey doing a math problem.
2000 Download more contest feedback and collate into files to take to conference. Yes, the plan is to do conference work in the daytime and writing work in the evenings. At least I won't be on call. It'll be a luxury.
2100 Jot down more notes for Dante's Inferno and start to get excited. Snuggle with kitty in a lascivious manner and prepare for a lovely night's sleep.
2101 Call from Ob department. Patient in labor. Check.
Author, daydreamer, and practitioner of trying very hard to duct tape folks together and help when I can.