Today is a bit of a wacky day, with Mackenzi transitioning to night shift (6a-6p) for the next six days. So, I’ll review the end of my residency rotation, then reflect on family changes, and finally end on where I am.Continue reading “On flexibility (or Emergency Psych: a post-mortem)”
Camille Culbreath! Camille is a 27yo unexpected mama and comedian. Camille jumped on my radar this past Mother’s Day with a post about her son, Arthur, and the story of his birth via cryptic pregnancy.
During this conversation, we discuss how she thought she was dying when she was actually very pregnant, how her brother’s unexpected death separated her family, and how this unanticipated bundle of joy reunified her family.Continue reading “Camille Culbreath On Death”
On Monday, I drove about an hour south of my home to float and unwind a bit. The stress of dramatic life change wound up my neck and my nerves, to say nothing of what it has done to the people directly affected by the upheaval.
So, on my cloudy day off, I took a bit of time for myself.Continue reading “On coincidence and timing”
This is a long weekend, but it has also been a long week.Continue reading “On unexpected change”
Tasia Percevecz! Tasia is a 28yo athlete, coach, and believer. Tasia recently competed in the 2018 CrossFit Games and placed first with the CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team. In this conversation, we discuss the High, Low, Buffalo of the CrossFit Games, how an abusive relationship now allows her to connect with fellow humans, and her single mother’s strength as she mourned the death of her siblings.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂Continue reading “Tasia Percevecz On Death [REPOST]”
This week, I rotated onto Psychiatric Emergency Service. Meaning, I evaluate patients who present to the ED for psychiatric reasons, after they have been medically cleared by the ED physician. My job is to determine the level of care required for each patient: discharge to home/outpatient providers, partial hospitalization, or inpatient care on voluntary or involuntary basis.Continue reading “On a week of novelty (or the beginning of Emergency Psych)”
I have struggled with the relative monotony of the inpatient floor.
I have struggled with Mackenzi’s night shift rotations.Continue reading “On struggle (or the third week of three/Inpatient Psychiatry: a post-mortem)”