Sunday, November 4, 2012

Done done done!

I started my ER rotation this month.  I’m working with Ashley Amos in the Rocky Mount ED and it was a wonderful month.  This was a great final rotation, because it brings together everything I’ve learned and she gave me quite a bit of latitude.Beyond that I got to do a fair amount of procedures- abscess drainage, laceration exploration, and suturing. Woot woot. 
Some cool experiences.....

There was one patient, an older gentleman  who  fell and cut his forehead  which needed stitches. He was a retired preacher in Rocky Mount. He and his wife were so nice. We chatted for a while about religion and being mormon.  When I was cleaning up everything he was so nice and said that when I went back home I would find a nice mormon boy and get married.  I don’t know why it was so flattering, but it was. They also gave me hugs before they left. Haha.
Oh and some 40 yo  opiate and alcohol addict came in to be medically cleared to start rehab.  While I was examining him he looked at me and told me how beautiful I was. Too bad he was totally high, but even still…it was nice. :) thank you drunk, high man! 
And now I'm DONE! I can't believe it. I only have another month of school and then I'll be a full blown PA. Holla!
I'm definitely going to miss this BEAUTIFUL place! This is the view I get when I go on my runs in the morning.  Jealous???



  1. Aw, I'm glad those people said those things. I'm so excited that you are almost done!

  2. Betsy you are so awesome! I wish I had that much knowledge in my head :) Also I can't say I'm jealous of your view when you run but that's because in Ohio the leaves are just as beautiful! Last but not least the guy that was drugged out would have told you that even if he wasn't on drugs, because you are!