Bleary Eyed

~Bleary Eyed

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
There is something about the wee hours of the morning that makes you want to share your thoughts, no matter the medium. Maybe its the foggy stupor floating before your eyes or the feeling that you are one of the few ppl in the city still awake and trying to be productive. :) so here's my two cents for the evening.
My life as it is today seems to be fragmented into little pieces scattered across a very small globe. I travel around and leave pieces here and there with people and places. Those people take a part of me with them, and since i happen to befriend mostly international folks these days my fragments seem to go quite far. I wonder if that's why I feel like traveling so much, to find those pieces. Ironically in my travels I just leave more making my life this almost meaningless quest like a squirrel collecting nuts in a bag with holes. hehehe. Reminds me oddly of one of Plato's works...don't remember which one though. the phaedo or the symposium maybe? I'm sure one of my brilliant more philosophically inclined friends will be able to tell me, but until then I'll continue to sit here and wait for the next baby to be mind is just pooling at the moment

Monday, September 19, 2005
Well it's 230 am and I just delivered my 3rd baby ever :) Within an hour of arriving for my first day of labor and delivery I've gotten to delivery my first baby with some guidance of course. L&D is such a happy place to be full of moms with tears of joy as they see their babies, but the hours really do suck. I have had 3 cups of coffee so far, we'll see how long I can stay on my feet, I think there are more women delkivering as I speak...wonder if anyone will notice if I grab a quick 15 min nap downstairs :)

Friday, September 16, 2005
Connecting the Dots
That's the name of the game I've been playing lately as most of you know. Just talking to ppl who hopefully know ppl who know ppl..etc...all in the hopes of finding that one perfect contact person who will open the right door. I'm so tired of it. I think i'm just going to start writing the proposal with what I have and pray that it will miraculously produce a feasible and coherent proposal.

Monday, September 05, 2005
1. Number of books I [have] own[ed]:
hmm who knows....on my shelves right now over 200, but i have stuff in boxes downstairs too.

2. Last book I bought:
Mastering Arabic

3. Last book I completed:
Blueprints: Pediatrics

4. Ten books that mean a lot to me:
(in no particular order)
- the alchemist by coelho
- covering islam by said
- social transformation of medicine in america by starr
- the Trotula
- Pathologies of Power
- The Little House on the Prairie Books
- 3 billy goats gruff (my first english book)
- Making Sex by Laquer
can't think of anymore ...

5. What I'm currently reading:
- Mastering Arabic
- Case files in OB/GYN

6. TAG! 5 diff bloggers:
- Giffe
- Mike
- Matt
- Yachna
- Bisher

Saturday, September 03, 2005
The womb really does wander!! :) So my time spent studying medieval theories of the womb and its wanderings was not all in vain. hehe. Recently I scrubbed in on a vaginal hysterectomy perfromed on a woman with severe uterine prolapse and I almost believed that wombs are able of wandering :) I'd never seen anything like it, her uterus and several other structures were practically falling out of her! I suppose though that foul smelling substances near her vagina and fragrant florals by her nose wouldn't do much in "coaxing" her uterus back in place. so, as "alternative" treatment we just took it all out :P Fun experience for me, and entertaining for my attending once he found out why a uterine prolapse case got me so interested.
Fun times in gynecology, who'd have thought?
Books: Fiction

Anil's Ghost
Michael Ondaatje

The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho

Books: Non-Fiction

Oasis of Dreams
By Grace Feuerverger

Betrayal of Trust
By Laurie Garrett

Pathologies of Power
By Paul Farmer

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