For the most part, I spend the mornings looking at films, the later morning giving patients dental shots for anesthesia, and the afternoons looking into eyes. Eyes after eyes after eyes. I am going crazy. Go into the room. The attending looks, then I look, then it's time to check the vision for glasses... "does this look better or does this? is this clearer or this? worse or better?" AARRGGHH!!!
OK, on occasion I do get to see something interesting. And, the other morning in dental clinic I got to actually cut a good-sized fibroma out of someone's mouth. I also put a stitch in to control the bleeding. It felt so good to actually be doing something instead of standing up against the wall watching. I always stand "at attention" with my hands held behind my back or tucked into my pockets because I am the type of person who has to be doing something... anything, and it drives me nuts to not be able to get my hands in something. Sigh.
Anyway. I have the weekend off, then one more week to go. I'll be back home in California for the week spending some time with my mom. Then it's back to the E.D. for me. A new E.D. that is supposed to be faster paced and a whole new set of patients. We'll see how that goes... Till then, cheers!