I’m a little tired today after a long night in the OR yesterday but since I’m only on Day 2 of my planned 30 day streak, I need to stay strong. Clearly, I’m a better starter than finisher but stopping after one day is not acceptable.
Yesterday wasn’t a bad day at work. The day started out rainy but by the afternoon, I took the above photos from the 15th floor with its incredible view over Golden Gate Park. I caught up on my charting, went out for a quick lunch with a resident, saw a few patients, and worked on a talk
An on-going goal I have is to streamline my workflow so that I stay more on top of my charting. Then I will have more time for writing, admin, and creative work. I am doing better, but I usually have a few spillover charts from every clinic day. Two targets I’ve identified is spending less time with patients and increasing charting efficiency. While my appointment times are pretty generous, I like spending a lot of time with my patients so I’m not super eager to cut back that time. Yet, I should probably do a little better with time management- maybe I should buy a watch? For improved charting efficiency, I’m working on my Dragon dictation skills which has had a positive impact.
The reason for my fatigue is that we had a late afternoon consult that we took back to the OR at 2130. In some ways, it was a great case (pus!) and in some ways, not as great (so much edema!).
As a result, the only apartment member getting exercise today is C-bird, who took a lap around the room, crashed into a wall, and landed on the Peloton. Since SMS and I are still in the 1B/1B apartment, I haven’t had my San Diego shipment delivered from the move so I rented a Peloton. I love how I feel after a spin class and the rental was a reasonable deal relative to Peloton cost, other gyms, and frequency of use.