Vaginas, Babies, Cool Weather, and Nappy Hair

Vaginas, Babies, Cool Weather, and Nappy Hair

Hey everyone! So, I’ve wrapped up my first week of my OB/GYN block. Those close to me know that I’m geeked, because I absolutely love OB/GYN (well maybe less GYN and more OB). I was THIIIIISSSS close to applying to OB/GYN residency programs, but realized I wasn’t about that life. Not trying to wake up in the middle of the night or early morning when your baby decides to enter the world. Additionally, I love family medicine too much to limit myself to strictly womens’ health.

Anywho, I’ve spent the past 4 months at a hospital that partners with my residency hospital. My program is a rural track, which means I spend about 5 months at a neighboring hospital, and the remainder of my training is at my home institution. This means that I’ve had to drive almost an hour each way every day for the last 4 months. I am now back at my home hospital that is located less than 10 minutes away from my house. I don’t know how to act leaving my house after the sun is up. I digress….anyway….this week has been fun! There’s no greater feeling than getting up every morning loving what you do. Work is not work, and I’m getting paid to do something that I genuinely enjoy!

I’ve seen my share of gynecology patients in clinic. I’m kind of over vaginas and PAP smears, but I enjoy educating women on their bodies and health. I’ve delivered some babies and performed some c-sections this week. I also got to scrub in to a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy case using the DaVinci surgical system. My hospital is one of few in the area that uses this system. This was my first time seeing the DaVinci in action, and I was impressed! It is minimally invasive, and allows for a quick recovery time for the patient.┬áMy attendings and ancillary staff at my hospital are so excited to have residents for the first time. (My residency program is new, and I’m in the inaugural class.) I am allowed so much autonomy and get to do as much as I want regarding procedures and patient care. It’s been a great week so far!

Being that I don’t have to travel as far for work this block, I had time to run errands and get some much needed grocery shopping done yesterday evening. I even got a chance to make my mama’s peach cobbler recipe (even though I’m supposed to be eating healthier). The fall weather is here in South GA, and I woke up to the crisp, clean breeze and sound of leaves on my patio this morning. It doesn’t get any better than that. Fall is my favorite time of year.

Well, that is all for now. Just a quick update. Now off to tackle this hair of mine, then studying. I should have gotten an early start. It’s wash day, and my natural hair sistahs can relate to wash day being an all day affair.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Until next time…


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