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Observance of the Passage of Time

2013 has been a strange year - very betwixt and between for me. It was the first year without my grandmothers; it contained the bulk of my fellowship training - a period I am very happy to leave behind me; it saw the biggest transition of my life professionally into my own practice - still too early to call, but signs are promising; it held a big personal transition to life in a small town, with a lot less anonymity than I'm accustomed to... All that transition was rudely interrupted by 2 hospitalizations and emergency surgery - all just 2 weeks before I'll finally have health insurance again after about a year and a half. Someone has a strange sense of humor, for sure.

But I'm starting 2014 free of my stone-laden gallbladder. That's a good start; though it will be a slow start as I recover (a trip to the grocery today was pretty taxing, to say the least), but perhaps it's a sign that I've gotta pay attention to my health. There are plenty of clichés about securing your own oxygen mask first and the like. "Physician, heal thyself" you know? I feel like I've spent the last few years on the run, but now I'm ostensibly more settled (Lord willing and the creek don't rise). It's time to take care of myself. I don't generally make New Years resolutions, because they're bound to be broken. But I have to make some changes. No more living off fast food and caffeine, no more shifting between work mode and hibernation mode with nothing in between.  *sigh*

 Here's to a healthier and happier New Year! :-)


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Jan. 1st, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
It's a funny old world...but you should stick with your resolution. You've now got your working life ahead of you and need to establish a healthy work/life balance so that you can keep working and then enjoy your leisure time...

In some ways it may have been a good thing for your to have experienced this setback so early in your professional life (non-insurance notwithstanding...) because it gives you, more than anything else ever will, an insight into exactly how your patients feel! You have now experienced extreme pain and then surgery and now recuperation...you will be truly empathetic and better for it! (Imho! Lol!)

Happy New Year! 2014 is nearly two and half hours old here...I'd better go to bed!

D xx
Jan. 1st, 2014 07:15 am (UTC)
You worked really hard! 2013 can bite it now.
Jan. 20th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
BLAH! That sounds like fall 2013 smacked you just as hard as Snickville. I'm glad you came through it all.
And now a new practice...I can't imagine a 2014 more exciting.

"Here's to a healthier and happier New Year!"
Hear, hear! I wish it for you just as hard. ...How are the resolutions coming along so far? ;)

Feb. 10th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
That it did. Hope 2014 is treating you better so far!

My resolutions have been hit or miss. My diet is better, most days. And I'm branching out a little bit - trying to have some kind of work-life balance. Baby steps. ;-) Thanks for asking, though. I appreciate it.
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