The End Is Near…

That’s right. the end of my externship is well within reach. In fact it’s this coming Monday! Well, of course that depends on the weather. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow and be icy throughout the weekend. If that’s the case, then I might not be able to make it to work on Monday and will have to go Tuesday. That’s ok. I enjoy it there.

One of the things that makes it enjoyable there is the compliments I get from the doctors, the patients, and even my colleagues. They are nice to me and they do give me advice that helps me do well in my job. Though they never asked me to join them for lunch 🙁 That’s ok, I do like to use that time to talk to Jason. It’s one of the things I look forward to during the day…talk to my husband about how my day is going. I just feel I’m in the right field. Read more

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Well here I am again…

Yesterday I came home after my supervisor gave me a very questionable but good report on my weekly evaluation. I decided to call my career adviser from school about it. Turned out, my supervisor had just called and told her that she could not supervise me because she does not have the time to watch me. Also, on a funny coincidental note, a family practice office called looking for an intern to fill immediately. At the time I called, they had closed, but they are in a place I like to work and a practice I’m interested in working with. So, as luck may have it, I may have another place to work without worrying about taking time off. Read more

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Change in Work Location

Well, the time has come. This is my last week at the OB/GYN office. I shall be departing from where I currently work and transferring to a different office and field of medicine. I wanted to stay in the OB/GYN field but the next best place to work was an Internal Medicine place near by. Not that I have a problem with that. At first, I was worried, because people go to their primary care physicians because they feel sick. I have MS which makes me worried, but on the other hand, a lot of patients go to the doctor and aren’t contagious. They have a UTI, or a headache, or they cut themselves. It’s not necessarily because they have some contagious disease that is going to make me sick. Any office or place that I work in has people in it that can get me sick. Places I would have to worry about it more are hospitals and infectious disease medicine. It isn’t very common to come across someone with something that bad in any doctor’s office. Most people would go to the hospital if they felt that badly. I also won’t be in constant contact with anyone for too long…to the point I will most definitely catch what they have. Read more

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My Ultrasound Results

Can you believe it!? Not only am I pregnant still, but I have twins! OOO this is so exciting! Well, I must admit I’m nervous and there’s a lot to be concerned about. I never thought I’d like the idea of having twins, but I do. I still do!

I am at about 7 wks 5 days at this point. Baby A is measuring at 7 weeks 5 days with a heart rate of 156. Baby B is measuring at 7 weeks 4 days with a heart rate of 150. This is the furthest I’ve ever been! Not to mention the first time I’ve ever had a pregnancy show the fetus at the same age as my actual pregnancy date. So far I’m due July 20. I am also dropped from the office I was at. I was a little disappointed about that. I really liked it there, but they are not an OB/GYN office. They are a reproductive endocrinology office and do not monitor pregnancies….just make them happen! Read more

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My Upcoming Ultrasound Jitters

I’m so nervous. With my history of late ultrasound giving me bad news, I can’t help but worry about what I’m going to find this time on my Friday the 7th appointment.

I can’t believe it’s coming up! I’m really looking forward to it. The days do seem to go by really slow which is driving me crazy! You’d think work and daily naps would help the days go by faster, but it’s not making any difference.

Even thought I am worried about what I’m going to see in the ultrasound, I’m excited about it too. Lots of questions will be answered like; Are any of the transfered embryos viable? Do I have twins or am I having one baby? If I am having twins still, how healthy are they? Are the heartbeats going strong? Are they kicking? I also want to know if I’m considered high risk or can I assume this pregnancy is so far good as any healthy pregnancy? Do I have limitations if I’m having twins? How soon could I expect to be noticing a difference in my appearance…assuming I don’t gain the weight other than baby weight? How much weight should I expect to gain keeping my weight in mind when talking about this? When do I find my own OB/GYN? OOO the questions I have. I’m going to drive someone there bonkers with all the questions streaming through my head. Read more

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WOW! Lots to catch up!

First off, I just want to say I’m sorry for waiting so long to post something here. It’s apparently something I do…forget to post. So I guess it’s better late than never!

Well, let’s see. I’m going to start from where I left off last time! The job interview. I got the externship! They weren’t going to take in anyone, but they liked my interview and wanted to help me work in the field. I am SOO excited about that!

Well, I was up for an IVF treatment. Last time I went through this treatment, it took a while for me to be on my Lupron. That’s the leutinizing hormone that normally gets made by the eggs to tell the body to make progesterone…the pregnancy hormone, but I think it works slightly different with IVF. Anyhoo, my doctor ordered a faster protocol with more amounts of the same medication. This meant that I would be going through the actual retrieval/transfer about 2-3 weeks earlier than expected! This means that I’ll be going through my internship right in the middle of when I have miscarried in the past! OH NO!! For now, I figured, let’s just see what happens.  Read more

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My Job Interview (continued from the job search post)

Friday has arrived. It’s time for my interview. I started to get my things together, but I was unable to fit my school portfolio in the portable file portfolio that I had. I made a mad dash to the near by office supply store to find a portable portfolio large enough to carry everything, but compact enough that it didn’t look like I was packing my entire room to move there. I had to cancel my acupuncture appointment, but it was well worth it! I get into my interview clothes and head off to meet Sandy.

I got there probably about 12:35 which is early but not too early. I notified the woman at the front desk about my presence and sat down on one of the recliners. I didn’t recline…I wanted to, but I had to look professional even while I waited. I took noticed of the waiting room. It was kind of small and very purple (royal purple with a diamond pattern), but the people waiting looked very comfortable. I was a little concerned that more than half the people waiting were looking like they were sleeping. That implied they were all waiting for a long time to be called on. Not that it was a big deal, but it just confirmed how busy they really were. I waited for about 30 – 35 minutes before Sandy called me in. She didn’t extend her hand to get a hand shake, so I didn’t bother trying. She seemed to just want to get me in to the back room. Beyond the waiting room, the office turned to a loud orange color with the same diamond pattern on it. She took me into the back room which appeared to be old and traditional looking. Sandy explained this was the doctor’s office (I’ll call him Dr. Smith). She also explained the this was the original doctor’s office who told his wife to decorate the entire place of business except his office. That is why it looked so old. I did notice there were a lot of disorganized papers thrown about in the office. That only made Dr. Smith look more human to me. So far I am feeling very comfortable here. Read more

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Career Orientation and My Job Search (long)

I am now at the point where I am waiting to call for the response, but do you wanna know how I got here? It’s not that interesting really but I’ll talk.

It started last week when I realized I have to start finding a place that will take me in as an extern…maybe even a permanent employee as well. I had gotten a name from a friend/classmate at school about this OB/GYN that may be interested in taking in another student for at least an extern. She explained how her friend that worked there really liked it there. She learned how to work everywhere in the place. She mentioned how nice the place was with TVs and recliners in the rooms and the waiting room. The only gripe she had was they worked her to death. She left because she wanted a place with better hours, but she loved the staff there and the doctor (at the time, there was only one doctor working there). EEK those hours made me nervous, but it sounded like a great learning experience. I decided to give them a call. Read more

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Bad Day At Work

Well, it’s been a while since I posted so I might as well explain what’s been up. I have been having a pretty miserable time at work. My boss is on the rag, or could it be that he hasn’t taken a shit in over a month?…. I’m actually not sure ;). Anyway, his attitude towards me and my co-worker is just getting too much to handle. At first I thought maybe it was me, cause I so rarely trust bosses. I don’t have a problem with them at all, but they usually have some sort of misconception about me. I really do the best I can, and I don’t feel I get credit for that. My boss now just seems to snap out of no where for stupid reasons. Like writing a note that I switched the time for a client on the wrong page. I did however reschedule the client correctly and she came when she said she would. I tried to explain why I never moved the written note to the correct date but he hung up on me. NICE! right? Well I feel like I’m always apologizing for things and that rarely seems to be enough.

Just for background purposes. The boss owns the business but is never there. He expects us therapists to run the company not only for him, but in the way he would. But different scenarios occur and we can only do the best we can. …which isn’t good enough if it’s not in the manner he’d handle the situation. It’s not our job to run his business. We do get paid ok, but not to do clerical work. I’m a massage therapist, not a receptionist!

Bottom line, I’m sick of his PMS (Pissed Man Syndrome). He’s worse than a woman’s PMS sometimes (half joke). I just got a job through my friend and co-worker (THANK YOU, H!), so I’m going to quit the current job before I start getting sick over it…it’s already started. This is going to be interesting. I think my friend is planning on quitting with me. If she does, this is really going to hurt him. I don’t feel bad about it cause of the shit he’s pulled with us. The only thing I don’t like about this is that I’m not a vengeful person normally. I hate that I’m even thinking in that way. I hope this new one will be better. I already met the new boss and she seems much nicer. She also is a massage therapist herself which I think will help cause she has some understanding of what a massage therapist goes through during sessions as opposed to the current boss who is just a business owner. He doesn’t have a license to massage but only knows what he knows through books and getting a treatment himself every now and that. That certainly doesn’t make him an expert on massages and the massage career.

Well, next Monday, Nov 3, I start the new job. I’m looking forward to it. It pays less but I’d rather work in a pleasant environment with pleasant people than in a place with better pay and boss who desperately needs to get laid. Wish me luck on the new adventure!

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