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Boston Long Wharf

Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, weight management, Wellness
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My last night in Boston and home tomorrow late afternoon, if my plane is on time (at least it is a direct flight) and does not crash or experience any other unfortunate glitches. I have pretty much enjoyed my time here, and the conference. Very intense conference – ended at 8 tonight. From six something […]

Ups and Downs

Posted by Vicki on May 23rd, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, philosophy
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Does anyone else find themselves going from states of rapturous joy and love of life to moments of wishing life were over? I have, always have, and still do. It is not bipolar disorder, but my moods are very dependent on my thoughts and worries. It is very rare that I am worry-free. I have […]

Lucky

Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career, cats, fond memories, friends & family, high fidelity, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye
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Griping about things does not mean I am not aware of my good fortune. In my case, I think everything good that has happened to me harkens back to being born into my particular family. If i had not had my parents and growing up environment, I doubt things would have turned out so well. […]

Many Are Called

Posted by Vicki on April 16th, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, career, compassion, reflections in a golden eye
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What a delight it was to get home this afternoon at five pm! How I had dreaded this day! To feel that way – dreading the day and so totally relieved when it was over shows that I am ungrateful and selfish, because this was a day of privilege. I should have been so thrilled […]

Too Many Cooks

Posted by Vicki on April 4th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career
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In a big corporation, even a health care corporation like UPMC, there are lots and lots and lots of cooks, every which direction you look, there are simply way too many bosses! There are several parts to UPMC – “corporate,” as it is affectionately called; the Health Plan, which is the insurance side; the provider […]

Beyond Help

Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2015 under being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, Lifestyle, on being a doctor, philosophy, unmitigated frustration, Weight Gain, weight management
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Most prospective medical students use some version of the hackneyed phrase, “I want to help people” when asked about their career choice. That was definitely one of my reasons, although I was careful to couch it in less banal terms in my application essay. For me, it was more than just wanting to help, though, […]

It Is Really Still Light Out!

Posted by Vicki on March 8th, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, career, craziness, on being a doctor
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For some reason I am having a problem with the server. It is not connecting to the internet. I need to get on facebook because I need to ask for emails from some of my friend contacts but cannot do that right now, which is shame because getting emails is a dull and time consuming […]

One Month From Now The Weather Will Break

Posted by Vicki on March 5th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, Exercise, fitness, on being a doctor, priorities, venting, Wellness
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All the snow will be gone! At least one hopes. Then, everything will be perfect! Today is one of those rare days when I have nothing scheduled till 3 pm. I would like to get to gym before that, but may not be able to till after that meeting. Also, this coming weekend I have […]

Bad Number Daze

Posted by Vicki on February 22nd, 2015 under being a doc, Big FAT Bunnies, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, gluttony, jealousy, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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First thing in the morning, the worst morning of the week, I am faced with the unpleasant task of telling someone of a cancer diagnosis, something k had to do last week with another patient, and that was first thing in the morning also, but not on Monday. Having been on the receiving end of […]

How Do You Spell Relief?

Posted by Vicki on February 12th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, career, on being a doctor, weight management
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W-H-E-W! It never ceases to amaze me that I was a theater major in college and really believed that someone like me with such stage fright and public speaking anxiety would be happy with a career on acting. Don’t get me wrong – I do love to talk, and folks think I am funny. If […]