Thursday, September 28, 2006

"Driving fast in your car...I've got you tracked on my radar..."

Tonight I learned that I am not allowed to listen to Gwen Stefani's song "Crash" while I am driving. I just LOVE that song and get totally engrossed in it! And I also learned that I am definitely headed in the right direction career wise!

On my way home on a major intersection I was totally jamming to my song and didn't notice how fast I was going.... sure enough I see red flashing lights in my rearview mirror. Well apparently I have a twin in the city... hottie cop comes up to my window and says, "Hey, I know you - you work at the hospital. Slow it down a bit will ya." And he let me go! Believe me, I would have remembered if I knew HIM!!! Wow!!!! Anyways.... where was I??

So I slow it down, turn up my song again, (big mistake) and not even 5 minutes later I see flashing lights in my rearview mirror! I was speeding AGAIN! Just a couple blocks from where I was pulled over a few minutes before!!! Not-quite-so-hottie cop comes up to my window and says. "The speed limit is 50 you know...oh hi! You work at the hospital don't you? Keep up the good work." And he let me go! So off my iPod went and I went 20 all the way home!

If you are at all familiar with the lyrics, it was a very appropriate song - thank goodness this part didn't apply: "Put your hands up, put your hands up, put your hands up..."

Back to slow love songs only in my vehicle....and nothing will stop me in my career in medicine now!!! Someday I really will be that girl who works at the hospital!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

And another blow...

My mom is up visiting right now becuz it is our assembly this weekend. She arrived today and sounds like she will leave right after the sessions on Sunday so it is a quick trip!

Tonight she finally filled me in on what is going on with my dad. So now I know he has cancer for sure. With all the secrecy, plus having the medical background, I kind of knew, but hearing it officially is still a shock. A couple weeks back he had a large malignant tumour removed from his bladder, still has 2 tumours in his prostate, and just underwent a bone scan to see if any of it has spread to his bones. I'm glad he had that extra scan, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have spread to his bones at this stage, (I hope!)

The good news is that mom says dad is in good spirits about the whole thing, and has commented on how he has lived a good life and is not too worried about it all. Which of course just leaves us to worry...

So now we are just awaiting the results of the bone scan before he will start radiation treatment, which I am assuming is to clean up any missed cells in the bladder, and to start focusing on blasting the prostate tumours. He had a choice between ***** and here in *****, so his obvious choice is ***** because I am here. Treatment will be 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for a month at least! So looks like I will have a full house!

Please keep my family in your prayers as I think this may be a rocky road for all of us for the next few months!

Update: (Sunday) Today a couple of my mom’s friends took us on a tour the cancer clinic, ***** House (the place where out of town cancer patients can stay) and the hospital. Strange how one’s whole perspective changes – touring a medical facility as a medical student or prospective employer vs. touring as a patient/family member!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Theme Song

Ok - I've decided my theme song is no long "I'm Bringing Sexy Back", but rather, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" because this is turning out to be a month from hell....

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

*(Tearful smile)*

Sorry Amarys, but I had to steal this from you and repost it... it did make me smile... and almost cry (sigh....)

Ask her to dance.
On windy days, brush wayward strands of hair from her eyes and mouth.
When she’s coming down the street, across the room, or up the stairs to meet you, walk towards her as soon as you see her.
Put your arm around her when you introduce her to your friends and family.
Grasp her hand when a scantily dressed, beautiful woman walks by.
Call her when you’re feeling sad.
Kiss her eyelids.
Ask to see a picture of her when she was a child.
If she’s crying on the phone, go over to her place. Immediately.
Occasionally call her by her first and middle names.
Order coffee for her, remembering exactly how she likes it.
Tuck her in when she falls asleep somewhere away from bed.
Mention your upcoming anniversary before she does.
Send her something in the mail. Anything.
When she’s feeling insecure, stare into her eyes and tell her there is no-one in the world who could be as right for you as she is.
Call her just before you get on the plane.
Pick her clothes up off the floor.
Try desperately to make her laugh when she’s feeling down.
Touch her arm when you leave the table to go to the bathroom. Touch her again when you come back.
Shave just before you see her. She’ll notice.
Hug her when she gets jealous. Hug her hard.
Ask her about her day.
In the middle of a conversation, tell her you love her.
Ask her for help. They LOVE guys who can admit they need a hand with something
Tell her you love how she....wiggles her feet when she's happy, or how she crinkles her nose when she laughs. "I love yous" are always nice, but she will love knowing the little things that are cute to you.
Tell her.... Only You...
We like to feel unique...and that we are uniquely appreciated by you. So anytime you can say something along the lines of there being no one like us, we'll lap it up.

Friday, September 01, 2006


Well I didn't get either of the management positions, and although I shouldn't be surprised, I'm a little more bummed about it than I thought I would be. So guess I continue on, mindlessly, mind-numbingly typing away at my same ole' boring task.......sigh - well at least I tried :-( Just kinda sucked sitting in the congratulatory office pot-luck supper we had tonight for Laurel, the one who won the position. She definately deserved it more than I did, but I was still hoping......... I kinda wish that I hadn't gotten as far in the competition as I had so at least I could have enjoyed my week of vacation I had off, and been better able to appreciate my visits with Anthe & Peter, instead of making myself sick with the stress of the whole thing. But I guess it was all part of a learning experience. .........

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