As a lone hospitalist, I find solace reaching out to my online colleagues. Yesterday, as I tackled the challenges of the rural hospitalist's life, I updated my progress (and lack thereof) on Twitter. Here's a sequence of tweets, demonstrating the arc of a day at my hospital:
Good morning. Going to be one of those days.
Getting ready for hospital.
At hospital, annoyed already.
Primigravida walked in complete. Pushed for 90 minutes, had a nice baby boy. Now I'm WAY behind on rounds and ER has 2 admits. Sigh.
Telling myself: This is all do-able.
Got one of those caffeine deficiency headaches.
Admission for intractable back pain MINUS radiculopathic signs MINUS cauda equina s/s = B.S.
On a more positive note, got pt extubated today and discharged severely hyperkalemic pt from a few days ago.
Gotta grab the glory when you can.
Trying to kick up my energy for lightning rounds, otherwise I"m never going to get out of here today.
I'm missing the Doctor Anonymous Show because of a major clusterf**k on Med Surg.
I love my avatar; she always looks the same, no matter what is happening.