The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: My Surgery Block & My Most Pregnant Day Yet...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Surgery Block & My Most Pregnant Day Yet...

Yes, I'm reading this book again. I've forgotten so much!
Yes, today was by far my most pregnant day yet...

Yesterday, I started my sub-specialty rotation with ENT (which I am really enjoying so far), and our hours have been super light this week. This has allowed me to have a day like today spent looking at nursery designs (I can't decide on anything), rescheduling my ultrasound, going to Target to refill my prenatal vitamins, buying some more maternity clothes, brushing up on some non-medical school reading, and even doing half a prenatal yoga video.

 I am so happy to report that even though I still feel totally pregnant and sore, I am starting to get some energy back. And it couldn't come a moment too soon. Yesterday, the surgeons let me use the mallet in a sphenoplasty (fancy word for repairing a deviated septum) and cut teeny, tiny stitches. It was AH-MAZ-ING!

See the 1:12 minute mark if you are curious about what I did and not squeemish...

Today, I got to help retract the orbit while they did an orbital blow out repair. The surgeries are so quick, it gives me just enough time to spare in between cases to inhale eat a FiberOne bar so Baby J and I don't get hungry and we start feeling all icky. I did have one near-faint episode yesterday, but thankfully, it didn't last too long. I'm starting to think that surgery is what I have been missing all school year ;-)

Driving in this morning, I was thinking about the fact that Natey was in my belly when I was sitting in my senior neuroanatomy and sleep behavior classes. Natey loves hearing about how he "went to college with mommy".  And now this little one is in my belly while I assist on my first surgeries. Even though being pregnant and simultaneously going to school can be totally draining, it makes for some pretty awesome stories years from now.
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