Monthly Archives: December 2004

Tsumami Blogs

Here is a great start if you’re looking for Tsunami blogs. This one has many, many volunteer contributors with first hand accounts of all kinds of stuff happening. They have over 300,000 site hits in less than one week. I havn’t had time to read through it all, but scroll down the page to see what people are doing now…

Job Search Woes

Job “A” has been offered to someone else that the staff knows well, but the director is not convinced he will take the job…wants to keep me on the line. Job “B” is offering me a big bonus to sign now and not later. I like Job A better. Job C is offering me some fun, part time work in…

Doctors Without Borders has sent several aid teams to South Asia to assist there. You’ve probably heard that the expected death toll from communicable disease may approach the death toll from the tsunamies themselves. Malaria, dengue, cholera and pneumonia are expected to begin to spread quickly if clean water & other supplies are not made quickly available. This is medical…

Another busy night

Although this time,not quite as sick. A listing, in no particular order, of the patients I saw last night… -5 month old baby who fell off a chair -corrections officer with a thumb injury from a patient struggle -fall on outstretched wrist, status post carpal tunnel surgery -cellulits, failed outpatient therapy -multiple cervical fractures in a 93 year old man,…

The Graveyard Shift

This past weekend I worked 2 12 hour shifts, both of them unreasonably slow. Now I’m not complaining…On Saturday, I was able to catch up on about 21 delinquent charts from the weekend before. I set the stack of shorthand scribbled carbon copies in front of my computer and hammered them out, one by one. The night that I was…