Thursday, August 27, 2009

More of the same

Today I am back on-call. It has been 2 weeks since my last day on. Weird. It has been wonderful to have some extra time. Abe and I even went camping this last weekend for a night in Geode State Park and then to the Nauvoo temple the next day. I do feel like I don't quite remember what to do tonight.

What have I been doing the past few weeks?

I have jumped into more tooth extractions and biopsies. So far in August I have "pulled" 132 teeth and surgically removed (such as an impacted wisdom tooth) 43 teeth.

My shifts at the college have been packing in the wisdom teeth surgeries which are much more advanced than I have experienced before. However, with the beginner cases they have given me I feel I am learning a lot and starting to gain some experience. I felt a little strange when I had students come in to watch me during an extaction of a difficult third molar yesterday. I guess they couldn't see regardless, but I feel like I don't have much to teach them yet! I have a long way to go.

I had my first paresthesia (lasting numbness) case on a girl's tongue. I was worried about another patient and ironically this completely different one I didn't expect popped up on me. I think she will get better but I am surprised that happened to her. I don't remember anything unusual about her case....that is why we do consent forms.

We booked our flights to Hawaii for vacation in October! I will definitely appreciate this vacation more than most.


nathan n rachel said...

Oohh...Hawaii! You deserve a vacation after all your hard work.

Suz said...

Hawaii will be great after your schedule.

brenna said...

I found out my coworker's mom is a dentist. I thought of you.

Suz said...

So how is Hawaii coming along??? How did your "time off" talk go?