As he finished his 1 minute exam his exact words seared into my brain and are as clear to me today as if they’d just been uttered. “Oh honey, if this is dysplasia I’ll be very happy for you. But in my experience this is cancer. Get dressed and come to my office.” I’d graduated
At 31 years old, you don’t expect the cause of your cough to be a thoracic liposarcoma. In fact, most 31 year olds don’t think that much about being sick or visiting the doctor. Careers are blossoming, families are being planned, and travels are being anticipated. Dinner party conversations never veer to discussions of disability
Can’t decide if you’d rather be in Florida or California? Neither can Dr. Margaret Little, a.k.a. Maggie. Relief Rover is excited to introduce this cross country flying, GDV fixing, daytime sleeping ER veterinarian in the first of our series “Meet A Relief Vet.” Read on to learn about Maggie’s thoughts about relief practice. Q: What
The notification vibrates my phone. “We met at a conference and I’m writing to inquire about relief coverage. I haven’t had a vacation in over 3 years.” Although this is text communication, I can feel the emotion behind the request. Because I’ve been there. Giving so much of myself to support my clients and patients.
I just finished reading a New York Times article on chronotypes. In other words, your natural biological clock. Your innate sleep / wake cycle. Studies have shown that this hard wired mechanism dictates when you are most alert, active, and creative and when your body insists that you must wind down, sleep, and recharge your
It was a combination of unpleasant smells I’d oddly grown to love. Heavy cream, dead fish, rubber, poop. I’d just finished blending cream, whole frozen fish, and vitamins in industrial sized blenders then loading the shakes into giant syringes. Working at a marine mammal rehabilitation center, my fellow volunteers and I tube fed elephant seal