Archive for the ‘compassion’ Category

Dilemma

Posted by Vicki on September 5th, 2015 under aspirations, cats, compassion, craziness, dilemma horns, friends & family, Funny things, love, priorities
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I have always wanted a dog. I would have been happy to have a cat, and now we have one, a cat we love. My Mom let us have those tiny turtles, goldfish, a 10 cm tortoise and a pair of gerbils, but nothing that could mess up the house and nothing that would require […]

A Baby (Newborn) Bunny

Posted by Vicki on July 23rd, 2015 under Bunnies, cats, compassion, Eating Behavior, Nutrition
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Mollie pointed to the floor, with a freaking out expression on her face. Oh, no, I thought. Another casualty courtesy of Catja. At first glamce, it looked like a dying mouse, crawling in a last effort to escape a painful fate. Catja had had this poor creature in her clutches and had almost, but not […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sad, Snowy Superbowl Sunday

Posted by Vicki on February 1st, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, on being a doctor, projects, strength, weight management
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But tomorrow is the turning point day! Groundhog Day! This is the only day in February I look forward to besides of course the last day of February, and this year, February I believe has inly 28 days, and daylight savings begins on March 8. Being outdoors in this weather is very nice when I […]

Animoos and Annmoversaries

Posted by Vicki on January 25th, 2015 under cats, compassion, dilemma horns, friends & family
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We are about to watch Appropriate Behavior on Amazon because this is a totally lazy day. It seemed not lazy – chock full of activities. And even getting up early at 7 a.m. in order not to have to rush and be able to have a nice relaxed breakfast – the most important meal of […]

The phone. What would we do without it?

Posted by Vicki on April 5th, 2014 under compassion, friends & family, Illness, love
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The phone was more important this week than ever. All sorts of devices and methods of communication were utilized. Without these, nothing would have gotten done! Yesterday, there were a ton of phone calls, some on the landline and some on my iPhone, and lots of text messages. I handled them all in between answering […]

On Edge

Posted by Vicki on March 16th, 2014 under compassion, fond memories, friends & family, Illness, love
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Due to having many other obligations today, it is now 9:43 pm and I am only just now starting to blog, a fact which is almost as disturbing to me as my inability to get very far on today’s xword puzzle. The problem with the puzzles is I pretty much cast them aside once the […]

Comfort Measures

Posted by Vicki on March 15th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, friends & family, Healthy eating, Illness, love, philosophy
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Mom is still in Clearwater, as expected, and, as expected, has not been moved from her bed since being admitted there. PT is scheduled to begin on Monday, so another few days of total immobility. But at least she is actually getting food now. She had pancakes for breakfast, her aide, Ashley, told me, and […]