Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Groundhog Day

Has anyone seen this movie, because I feel like that's what I'm going through today - no whining here, just this weird feeling today. For those who have not seen it, the movie is about a guy who lives the same day over and over and over again.

I was on call last weekend and I'm on call today. For us, if you're on call the weekend, then usually no call until the next week. One of the docs here is on vacation this week (Did you really need to know all these details? I'm thinking no.) So, for today, some quick thoughts on some topics, because my blogger withdrawl is driving me crazy!

On Call: It was a rough weekend for one of my patients. He had to be transferred to the intensive care unit. I had some long conversations with his family. Overall, things do not look good. He's a very nice gentleman, too, and one of my favorite patients. Really hard to see someone suffering like that, even though we are doing everything that we can. This is a part of my job that I do not enjoy.

The Path to 9/11: For those who have not heard of this, it's a TV miniseries that was broadcast on ABC television the past two nights. I did not get a chance to watch it yet, but I do have it on videotape for me to watch later this week. Apparently, there was a lot of discussion last week about this tv show. I can't wait to watch it and judge for myself. Did anyone see this miniseries?

9/11/2001: It was really interesting to read as people were retracing their steps. I did a little reflection as well, because none of us will ever forget where we were at and what we were doing that fateful day. Maybe someday I'll try to recreate that day on my blog. I was just too busy yesterday (with work) to put together a detailed account of what I was doing and feeling on that day.

Bestest Blog of the Day: So, Sunday at around midnight, my pager went off and I answered the call. Before going back to bed, I checked my e-mail, as I usually do before drifting off to sleep again. I was pleasantly surprised to find an e-mail congratulating me on being the Bestest Blog of the Day for 9/11. My first thought was, hmmmm, that's interesting. I felt kind of awkward. It was a definite mix of emotions. I was happy for myself, naturally. But, those feelings were mixed with all of the emotions of 9/11 and my fatigue of being on call. Maybe I should have just blogged about it.

I've got my blogging fix for now. Back to work. Maybe more later...


Wrkinprogress said...

"Groundhog Day" is one of my all-time favorite movies-with-a-message, but I'm thinking you are not quite as ridiculous as the Bill Murray character. Then again, what do I know? lol

Hope this is a better day, Doc. Hang in there! :)

Dr. A said...

People tell me I'm pretty ridiculous! In case anyone cares, my fave Bill Murray movies: Stripes, Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters (the first one only), and, of course, Caddyshack (golf movie).

katy said...

congrats on the best blog of the day

HP said...

Love Bill Murray.

We saw that mini-series, The Path to 9/11 here over two nights. Not sure what I thought of it really. Very mixed feelings.

rdl said...

Congrats on the Bestest!

Parlancheq said...

Missed the 9/11 movie completely! (Too busy blogging!) But word on the (blog) street seems to be that it was propaganda-like. You'll have to let us know what you think after you see it.