Wednesday, January 06, 2010

thank you, thank you

for this beautiful award!


many thanks to lee for this illustrious blog award! i think it might be my first one ever. apparently, this award comes with the requirement that i disclose 7 facts about myself. as if enough of me isn't splattered about the world wide web as it is! just kidding, i love it, obviously.

here goes nothing . . .

i almost went into psychiatry instead of pediatrics. i even have blog proof of this! in this post, i proclaim that i am "almost sort of kind of pretty definitely sure."

i hyphenated my last name (adding josh's after mine) because i thought my previous name was too boring. i like it, but it seems like a lot of people are anti-hyphen. i also enjoy having the initials SHU.

i would love to have 3 kids someday and for 2 of them to be girls named cara and lily. of course, i'll adapt to whatever happens!

in 2009, i bought at least 5 anthropologie dresses, but not a single pair of shoes other than for running.

i drink my coffee black and love it that way.

this morning, i am seriously considering a run in 24 degree weather.

i just moved my blog to theshubox! what, you knew that already? well, this is my sneaky way of reminding you to update your google readers and/or links!

the other fun part about this award is that it gets passed along to 7 worthy recipients of my choosing. i am going to stimulate the local blog-conomy and nominate my favorite triangle bloggers!

allie from live, laugh, eat
april from gluten hates me
meg from be fit, be full
jessica from johnstones vin blanc
caroline from the broccoli hut

plus, my blogging MBS, who i know will wear this badge with pride (maybe):
vickie from there is a light that never goes out
aimée from if you have to explain it

adolescent update
so far, the rotation has been pretty enjoyable. as the undergrads are on vacation, student health was not exactly hoppin', but there were enough business school, grad school, and law school types to keep busy. i ended up seeing patients as old as i am, which is totally weird for me (and not exactly what i feel super-well-trained to do). it was interesting, nevertheless.

yesterday afternoon i worked in the adolescent eating disorders clinic. while i myself have never had an eating disorder, multiple close family members and friends of mine have. in the past, when i worked in this clinic during med school, i can remember getting really emotional -- even sort of angry and upset -- when i saw these patients, and i think it was related to continued struggles of my close contacts. interestingly, i didn't have that sort of emotional reaction this time around, and found it pretty enjoyable to work with these patients.

i also think that because of my experiences, i am pretty good at knowing how to talk to these patients; it felt natural and i felt them responding well to me. this is good because there is a fairly large overlap of this patient population into pediatric endocrinology: patients who get referred because of amenorrhea, weight changes, or cold intolerance, and also a not insignificant (and increasing) number of mostly female diabetics who struggle with eating disorders as well (it's a dangerous, scary combination . . . perhaps a factor in brittany murphy's death? who knows.)

off to run: OUTSIDE OR INSIDE? hmmm . . .

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1.5.10

workout: 30 minutes elliptical (levels 10-12) + ~15 minutes weights before work:
- 2 x 12 pushups
- 2 x 12 deep squats to tricep press, 12 lb weight
- 2 x 12 walking double lunges, 8 lb weights
- 2 x 12 bicep curls
- 2 x 15 ball tucks
- 2 x 12 oblique crunches, each side

GC tofu! LOVE THIS RECIPE for chewy, sweet, and delicious asian-inspired tofu. i also love meals where i just stick things in the oven and they come out all transformed into winter delicacies.

with sweet potatoes and salad

close up tofu glamour shot


reading: about addison's disease (random, i know). useful fact (for the medical types out there reading this): if someone has hypothyroidism AND adrenal insufficiency and you correct the thyroid without fixing the addison's part, you can throw them into adrenal crisis! so, always consider whether the patient has any signs of low adrenal function before loading them up with synthroid.

12 comments:

atilla said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

not sure glamour shot and tofu actually can be juxtaposed in a phrase

haya said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

"almost sort of kind of pretty definitely sure."

HA!!! i love that. i am similarily indecisive and wishy washy about declaring things for certain sometimes.
psychiatry would have been pretty different eh.

Marlow said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awww! You're so sweet :)Thanks for the award! ALSO that tofu looks good. You may have just inspired my lunch! Good luck if you go run this morning. It is FAH-reezing in the hill this morning. I went to a class at Franklin St. Yoga last night. (First class free) OH MAN! It was AWESOME!! I haven't sweat that much since tennis in college!!

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Go for the run outside. Bundle up and you'll be fine!

Whit said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the new blog look. Plus the Shubox is just too cute. Next time you are in town please join for a hot yoga class! They have 'good karma' classes for $5! SCORE!

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

outside!! and i'm glad your enjoying the adolescent rotation. it sounds like it's both very challenging and very interesting. but i can see how it would be weird to see patients your age when student health was slow -- awkward :)

runsarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a very highly pimped tidbit around here :) Reading about your indecision comforts me as I had a mini-freakout last night...I am torn between rad onc and peds after my peds rotation. How did you end up choosing peds in the end?

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like your hyphenated last name! I can't imagine your last name as one or the other. Thanks for the award SHU!! Can't wait to be back in Durham so we can see each other :)

Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm honored and excited to have the award - you rock for sending it to local food bloggies!

PS. The new LoYo flavors will be mango and peanut butter - I was in last week and Ted told me :)

Meg said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay, YAY! Thanks for the award! Can't wait to disclose 7 fun facts about myself.
That's too funny about the Antro dresses. Only 5 though?? ;)
Kudos to you if you ran outside today!

BroccoliHut said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved learning some new things about you! I, too, am an Anthro fan, but I also have a ridiculous addiction to shoe-shopping!
Thanks for the award, lovely lady!

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It was great to hear that you were influential in a eating disorder setting, because I know from experience... there needs to be more individuals that have an understanding of the disease!!

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