Friday, June 14, 2013

3 years- DONE!

Technically Fellowship is done June 30th.  But i have 2 weeks of I AM DONE!
 3 years (36 months or 1095 days) of Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship.
The stats:
July 2010-June 2013
5 MICU months
2.5 MSICU months
3 Consult months
3.5 VA Ward months
2 Pulmonary Ward Months
9 Research months
2 STICU months
2 Procedure months
4 Elective Months
2 Transplant months
1 sleep month
(and off 9 weeks of vacation sprinkled in there and holidays too!)

Lets review the past 3 years in pictures, shall we?

Ok, who remembers the call sparkle shoes from 1st year fellowship???

Taylor and me at Christmas 2010 (and cousin Stephen looking on)

New Years Eve Dec 31, 2010- Key West with Jen and Glenn Franklin!

Hilton Head girl's weekend with Karen and Kelly- January 2011

I became an aunt! Ava Ray Lambert- born April 11, 2011

 Hawaii October 2011 for CHEST meeting

Last time the 5 fellows were together in clinic- June 2012

Taylor got her learner's permit- June 2012

Kelly got married- October 2012

November 2012- Taylor's 16th birthday!

 Leia- aka the Christmas ornament eater, aka the puppy who threw up glitter

ENT Christmas party with Ava and a trip to Missouri with Brett

Then a trip to Boston to visit Karen and Amol- there was SNOW!!!

 Ava turned 2

Mya Cameron Lambert was born- April 15, 2013- I am an aunt x2!

And my baby had surgery

And now, it is June 14, 2013- and i am done working at MUSC.  For those of you wondering,
 I will be an attending out at Colleton Hospital in Walterboro (about 1 hour West of Charleston).  
I'll be commuting so Taylor can finish up high school at SOA and we are moving to 
West Ashley to be closer to....well everything!

Thank you to MUSC for 10 years of memories.  
I am kinda relieved that i won't be walking the halls anymore and having someone say 
"haven't you graduated by now??!?!?!?"
Thank you to the nurses, colleagues, attendings, and all the other staff that work there that have tolerated me, taught me, and made me into the physician that i am today. 

...but i still have to clean out my desk and say my i will be around still 
(at least for 1-2 weeks).


Friday, June 7, 2013

How is it already June??

I will ask again. How is it already June?  Wasn't it just Christmas...or my birthday.....or Spring break?  
But today is June 7th.  The 158th day of the year!

Lots has been happening in June.  1st off, given the bad luck with Tiberius and his prostate/UTI, we finally pulled the trigger.  He was neutered yesterday- and did well, but oh my goodness.  My heart breaks to see him weak and in pain.  I know it is for the best....but this is my love.  Pray for a speedy recovery!

Next order of business.
How do you say goodbye to family that moves??

Yes, my brother, Erika, and the two girls (Ava and Mya) packed their bags, two cars, and a LARGE moving van and took off for Columbus, Ohio, where my brother will complete a dentistry residency.  After that, Pediatric Dentistry fellowship in who knows where.......

It was horrible saying goodbye and knowing that i won't be able to hear Ava say "hi Auntie Wawa" or be able to bring them leftovers from the HUGE amount of food that i like to cook, or see Mya take her 1st steps, or that i won't be able to see Paul and Erika at family dinners and watch them grow as a couple.
I am totally bummed!!

3rd off-
The months of May/June are associated with graduations.  Paul graduated from Dental School last month and i "unofficially" graduate from my Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship this month.
The 5 graduates

These 4 guys, Rahul, Travis, Clay, and Matt have been my big brothers, my confidants, my support, my listening ears, my rocks, my teachers, and pretty much anything you can imagine.  We started in July 2010 and now, 36 months later, we are headed out into the world as attendings.  It means for us-  more responsibility, running our own practices, making our own decisions without having to check with a superior, and one big bonus, is that we do get a larger paycheck (but we earn it since we work more!)!!!

As for the graduation- we have a dinner on Saturday the 15th.
There aren't robes and diplomas.
Instead this is my :robe" aka my new dress: Isn't it cute?!?!
And i have a great pair of nude heels that i am going to wear with the dress.  :)

And instead of diplomas, parents send in pictures of the graduating fellows and one of my favorite attendings, makes a slide show of the pictures for each fellow.  Like these gems (hehe).  And yes, i can laugh at myself in the crochet shirt and perm.

AND as for the fellows, we are videotaping skits to make fun of our attendings.
yes we are cool --> <--me in a wig

AND one of my favorite things in the whole entire world....... i have made a "Call Me Maybe" video with the nurses/staff/administration at work in the Pulmonary Department and MICU.  I am so excited about it i can hardly stand it!!!  WHOOOO HOOOOOO!

Well, it is Friday afternoon and the week is coming to a close.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Stay safe, have fun, and TTYL.