Wednesday, September 15, 2010

come say hi

maybe they read the blog
true to form, i got the following pages last night:

7:55 pm: "my daughter is on an insulin pump and she is vomiting with ketones." . . . and to the ER you go!

9:43 pm: "my son is on an insulin pump and his sugar is >500. he has trace ketones." . . . take a shot, change the site, recheck, and call me back.

10:42 pm: "yeah, it's me again . . . my son's sugar is still over 500 but he drank a bunch of juice before checking. and his ketones are gone." . . . take another shot, and call me back -- if his numbers aren't going down.

and that was a wrap -- not so bad. i guess that trip to the ER went okay! ahhh, the insulin pumps. they are really really great -- except when they're not. i definitely get more calls from patients with pump malfunctions than i do from patients who are on shots, although there are a lot of factors that go into this dichotomy.

for those not familiar, an insulin pump is a device that attaches directly to the body via a little catheter that goes under the skin. here is a lovely shot of what that might look like, although disregard the part labeled "C/D" -- that's a glucose sensor which we aren't routinely using in kids these days:

diabetes glamour shot

the model above is an older one. current pumps are a bit cuter:

from the animas site: "Get the confidence of better glucose control along with a hefty dose of style."

no reason why your pump can't add a little pizazz to your outfit, right?

the above model is quite popular as it allows patients to wirelessly transmit blood sugars from a monitor to the pump so that the pump can automatically decide how much insulin is needed. for safety reasons, it does NOT yet deliver the needed insulin automatically -- the patient has to press a button and tell it that it's okay to do so.

while they definitely seem to go wrong more often than shots do (it's hard to mess those up -- unless you don't take them!), they allow for greater flexibility and a more physiologic mimic of what the pancreas does naturally. if i were diabetic, i would want a pump.

sometimes i actually wish i could try one out for a week -- pretend to be diabetic -- so that i could see what patients have to deal with exactly! i feel like i could give better advice that way. a number of people in the endocrine field are diabetics themselves; they get to share their own experiences and i know the patients appreciate it. i am really grateful that my pancreas works beautifully, but i could see how this would be valuable.

maybe she reads the blog
one of our patient resource managers (who i've known for a number of years and have worked with a number of times since i've been an intern!) said to me yesterday, "you should do a talk or teaching session with the residents on efficiency and organization."

i didn't tell her she could just show them this!!

but it did get me thinking. i do have this interest, and perhaps there is somehow i could apply my passion for mindfulness/time management to my real job. hmmm . . . something to think aobut!

maybe you read the blog
well, at least you're reading it today! i know the numbers, but i am curious who is signing on these days. i love (love, LOVE!) and appreciate anyone who comments, but i often wonder about those who do not.

want to make my day? come delurk and say hi! i'd love to know:

where you're from
how old you are (if you're comfortable sharing!)
what you do for a living

(i have a feeling i have more medically-focused readers than anything else!)

i'd also love, as a bonus, if you can think of anything:

what would you like to see more (or less) of on this site?

YOGATIME
and now, i am going to hit the mat. happy wednesday!

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9.14.10

workout: 35 minutes elliptical + 20 minutes full-body weights (squats, push-ups, lunges, tricep push-downs, seated rows, abs)

cooking adventures: the chef (ie me) had a planned night off. there was an unphotogenic microwaved amy's burrito and some TCBY consumed (yum).

board prep: i completed the loo-o-ong GI chapter and 10 PREP questions. fun fact: yersinia is a type of gastroenteritis that can mimic appendicitis. i knew that part, but was surprised that no treatment is actually needed.

123 comments:

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

I'm 28 and from NY, but also from Williams. And a surgery resident. I really like the mix you already have--work/life/cooking/fashion/organization are all things I enjoy. I guess I'd like to hear more about running, since I recently started doing that.

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I'm 34 and from Uppsala, Sweden. I work as a legal advisor for a governmental agency here in Sweden. I like the mix you have on your blog.

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

Yersinia also sounds like an old lady name.

You already know me. I'm 28, live in Madison WI, and work as a statistician for two large population based studies on eye disease (one on eye disease and aging, and one on eye disease and diabetes).

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

Hi! :) My name is Meghan, and I've been reading your blog for a while but don't think I've ever commented? (The horror!) We actually met briefly at HLS 2009, but I'm sure you don't remember.

I love the mix of topics on your blog, but I also admit that I love how you post so early in the morning. I'm in Sydney, and the late afternoon/evening over here is pretty quiet blog-wise because everyone in the US is asleep! Yours is always the first to pop in my Reader, so thanks for that. :)

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

you know me but old surgeon in the way south

Jenna Puckett said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello! I'm Jenna. I'm 21. I started reading your blog when the presenters for HLS were announced this summer. (I didn't get to go.) I'm from Durham and I was so excited to see people in the area who are into healthy living. I am a student in my last year at NC State. My major is engineering but I am trying to transition into a health field as that is what I have come to truly care about.

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

Sigh. You've made me click over my my Google reader. I'm 26 and from NJ. Until recently I was a newspaper reporter, now I'm a full-time graduate student in education. I also like that you're an early-morning poster. I've kept reading (and enjoying!) because of the mix of topics. And as a chronically disorganized person, I have honestly learned from, or at least been inspired by, your organization tips.

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

Hi! I love your blog and the mix of all the topics on it, but I must admit, the medical stuff is my favorite.

I'm 21 and from right outside of Philadelphia, where I'm a firefighter/EMT.

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Maggie, 24, 3rd year dental student. I love reading your blog because I like that even though you were a resident, now a fellow, you still manage to run, cook, and keep a normal balance in your life. I want to do a residency after dental and my boyfriend is in med school and it is encouraging to see that things can be managed and you can still have fun and be in school.

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

I'm Katie, 23, and work as therapist in a dual recovery program. I found your blog because I went to grad school at UNC -- but now I live in Syracuse, NY!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You know me, Sarah. :)

Upstate NY, mid 40's, chemist doing and engineer's job (because we do it better!). :)

Just thought I'd mention that I passed a woman in a race who was wearing a pump. I guess they are pretty durable (and sweat-proof).

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

Stacey, 34, also a Williams alum, now living in the UK. I've commented once or twice in the years I've been reading your blog. I'm a biochemist. Like others I like that you post early! I like the mix of topics you post on, but stuff about time management and food is my favorite.

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

Hi! I'm 25 and a 2nd-year medical student in the midwest. I'm married and like running, swimming, cooking vegetarian food, and pediatrics - I love the mix of topics on your blog (that involve some of my top interests!), and I have been inspired by several of your recipes and time management tips. Your blog also gives me hope of still having a balanced life in the future!

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

Sarah (great name btw!), 27, WInnipeg Manitoba, marketing at a financial services company. I, too, like the mix of topics.

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

well you probably "know" me already but i want to play ;)

i'm karyn, i'm 24 years old and currently i'm the it research coordinator at a clinic that gives the uninsured health care :)

and i agree with you about wanting to see things from the patient's eyes and having that give you more perspective. that's definitely something i'm learning about and dealing with at the clinic!

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

I'm a lurker. I'm Ashley, 23 years old. I currently work as an EH&S Consultant. I'm from Boston. I love the variety of topics on your blog.

Slimming Down for the Gown said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm Whitney, 23 years old, living in Houston from originally from Canada...and planning to move to Chapel Hill next year. I'm completing my Masters in Social Work and doing an internship in Medical Social Work at a local children's hospital. I love reading your blog because of the medical focus and because I'm a huge organizing freak myself!

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

Ok, I'm a lurker, too. :-)

I live in St Louis, am 37 and I currently have 2 jobs: one as a university professor in the Humanities and another working in the marketing division for a major textbook publisher. Your time-management ideas, as well as dedication to healthy living are what keep me coming back essentially everyday to see what you've posted.

I love your blog and it's one of my favorite moments of my very hectic day when I sit down and read your thoughts!

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

Hi Sarah! I think Ive commented a few times before. I really enjoy reading your blog. Im Nan and I am 29 years old and live in New York City. I am a Psychotherapist working with children and adults... sometimes wish that I would have gone the medical route and still sometimes wonder if its too late. I honestly love all the different parts of your blog!

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

hey sarah - i adore the blog and you're fabulous!
i am: 32.
i live in: seoul, south korea.
i work as: a teacher at an international school.
i would like to see more: hmm, you have such a great mix of posts that i wouldn't change a thing!

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

You know me :) Global Marketing Manager at a medical device company in ATL. BTW, I have a very random comment - I have been meaning to tell you, Sarah, that you NEED to watch Top Chef if you haven't already seen it. If you like ANTM and Project Runway, you will love Top Chef. It is our favorite show and I was thinking of you the other day and thinking that you would like it. Great job with the blog! I enjoy reading it every day!!

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Hi Sarah! I am a new reader from Toronto, Canada. I am 21 and in my final year of an Honours Bachelor of Science. I am interested in pursuing medicine after I finish, so I love hearing bits and pieces about your job on the blog!

I think you have a great mix of food, work and exercise so I wouldn't change a thing!

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

Hi! I've commented before (and won an awesome planner that I still use!). I'm Meredith, I'm 29 and I'm an internal medicine resident in New Orleans. Love your current mix of topics, don't change :)

Jordan W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I read your blog every morning :)
My name is Jordan but a lot of people call me Jo or JoJo. I'm 27 and live in Winston-Salem. I found your blog through HLB (I like to read NC blogs). I work in IT but I'm fascinated with the medical field, or really just medical dramas on tv (hello Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, ER, Hawthorne, etc). I really love your organization tips and tricks. I've taken up running in the past few years so I always like reading about that as well!

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

You know me, but I'll chime in anyway. I'm your 42-year old nurse friend who works in pediatrics at Duke Hospital. I, too, love your mix of topics, but food is my favorite! Love your recipe links, pics, and restaurant reviews.

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

I'm a 28 year-old attorney in DC. I found your blog when The Happiness Project linked to it and kept reading because I really like how you balance work and life (something us attorneys struggle with as well).

mbh1122 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm delurking, have been reading your blog for ~3 years now. 24 yo, I currently work as a research assistant, am applying to medical school. Your blog gives me hope that the next 7-10 years of my life won't be completely grim and with a little foresight, organization, and prioritizing, I can have a life!

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

Totally a lurker. 27 year old attorney in Indianapolis. I've been reading for probably over a year and love your blog. It's probably the first one I read every morning!

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

I love reading your blog but I'm not sure if I've ever commented. I don't remember how I found you (probably from HLS or KATH), but I love the mix of your blog and how you manage to balance it all. I'm 28 and live outside of Baltimore; I'm currently a part-time engineer and full-time student :)

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Not sure if I've ever commented before, but I've had you in my reader for a little while. :) I'm Shelby, age 30, just moved from NYC to Raleigh. I'm a wanna-be writer. :)

My hubs and I were just talking about how we want to explore the greater area here (Chapel Hill, Durham) so if you have any local favorites, I'd love to hear them!

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

Hi Sarah! I comment sometimes, but am de-lurking like you asked! I am 24 I live in Jacksonville, FL and work as a program coordinator at Jacksonville University school of Nursing. While it may look like I am a med-professioner, I'm really not, sports management background, but I love your blog! I am a type A organizer with a zillion things on my plate, so I love seeing how you make it all work, it gives me confidence that I can somehow do the same!

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

Delurking as requested. :)

I'm Lauren, a 31-year-old editor/communications specialist from Florida.

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

hey! my name is Rebecca, i'm 23 and from NYC...great blog!

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

Hi Sarah,

I'm a 48 year old academic clinical psychologist who works in health, trauma and PTSD. I run marathons, raise a family, live a crazy academic research life and love anthro (and JCREW). I love your blog just the way it is.

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

Hi Sarah,
I am an infrequent commenter, delurking today. I'm a 39-year old nonprofit consultant in chapel hill (and I'm a runner, with kids). I started reading your blog on a friend's recommendation, when I decided to fill me reader with healthy, useful living blogs instead of a sort of mish mash of distractions that were detracting from my focus. So instead, I love your healthy living, mindfulness, interesting job combination of topics. Plus I love the style/anthro posts for fun. It's all a great combination! So thank you.
Christi

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26 year old fourth year medical student/future otolaryngologist. But also avid runner and work-in-progress healthy liver. (hah, liver.)

Elizabeth Edith said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

★ where you're from: The triangle. Seriously. I've lived in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
★ how old you are (if you're comfortable sharing!): 24
★ what you do for a living: grad school in economics
★ what would you like to see more (or less) of on this site? I think you have a good mix, but I particularly enjoy the mindfulness and happiness aspects

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

Hi Sarah! I started reading your blog after HLS and I love it! It's a great mix of food, workouts and good writing. Even though we've met, I'll re-introduce myself lol.
I'm 24 originally from NJ and I'm hoping to be a grad school student some time in the near future :-). I love reading about your busy life and how you manage to balance everything.

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I live in Texas. I was born in Costa Rica. I'm not sure where I'm "from" anymore. The hubby is military after all. I've even been in NC. I'm 34. I'm and executive assistant/office manager at a pharmaceutical company. I love the way the blog is now. I read it every day, but I rarely comment. You have a great mix of stuff on here.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sarah, I just discovered your blog this week, but I am 31 (almost 32, sniff), a lawyer in private practice in Washington, DC, and I love the mix on your blog. Mine is similar, though lately it has been all about food, mainly because aside from working long hours, preparing food is just about the only other thing I have done along with yoga (no gym lately as I have had a bad run of small injuries) and sleep and spending time with husband and friends.

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

So, I'm from MS and I'm 27. Right now I'm in my second year of pediatric residency at our children's hospital (as you know!) and working in the PICU this month. Just had my first DKA a couple of nights ago. Reportedly well controlled but with A1C of 13...um, yeah! :-) I really like the way you have a combination of topics that are fairly well balanced. Guess I'd like to see a recipe or two if you think something is really good.

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

My name is Danielle and I am a 25 year old 4th year medical student going into emergency medicine. My other friends in medical school going into pediatrics read your blog and told me about it. I have a blog too...mostly I write about food with a little medicine mixed in.
www.ERtraumaMama.blogspot.com

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

Hi, Sarah! I'm 28, work in publishing, and I'm a new reader. I found your blog after I watched your HLS presentation online.

I'm loving your positive attitude and your commitment to getting the most out of every day. My job isn't at all as time-consuming as yours, but I find the hours before and after work really slip away if I'm not mindful of them. And with a bunch of friends in their medical residencies, I know how precious your time is -- you totally inspire me!

Just started my own HP as well!

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

My name is Courtney. I'm a 25 year old 4th year medical student going into pediatrics. (I'm one of Danielle's friends; she commented earlier). I love the mix of medical info, cooking, restaurants and exercising. I like seeing it is possible to be a resident and still take care of yourself, which will be one of my goals next year.

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Hi! I'm a new reader to your blog. I'm a senior undergraduate student that is hoping to get into medical school one day. I love reading your blog because it gives me hope that it is possible to be a doctor and live a healthy life! Thanks!

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

I've been reading awhile, but have only commented about twice. My name is Arianna, I'm 27, and I'm completing a post-bac pre-med program. I work in women's health research. I think the mix you have going on the blog is perfect. Thank you!

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P.S. I live in Portland, Oregon.

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

Hi Sarah--My name is Shannon and I am a lurker :) I'm 35, I live in San Francisco and I am a pediatric nurse. I started reading your blog a while ago (maybe a year or so?)-I think that maybe Kath from KERF linked to you. I read a lot of healthy living blogs but I like the diversity of topics that you cover as opposed to just showing several meals a day. I really appreciate seeing how you can make eating well and exercising fit into an incredibly demanding schedule. If you can do it, so can I! Also, I just like your writing style :) Keep up the good work!

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

★ where you're from: Montréal, Québec!
★ how old you are (if you're comfortable sharing!: 26 yo
★ what you do for a living: Study urbanism (last year) and work full time in a Wine Store!

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seattle
28 yo
registered nurse

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

Hi Sarah, I'm Becky. I'm an 18 year old nursing student from South Carolina. I, like you, have a passion for medicine and love staying organized! I'm hoping to either work in the ER or in pediatrics.

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Hello:) My name is Angela and I am 20 years old. I am a student and work part-time as a lifeguard. Hopefully I get another part-time job at Costco (holla!) I might get a call this thursday :) I like reading your blog, i like reading about your job and you you balance healthy eating, and your random tidbits and ramblings about anthropologie! and other cool items

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, great job getting everyone to come out of hiding! :) I like commenting, so you'll see me once in awhile. I love comments too, so I know how that is.

sarah (SHU) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i am OVERWHELMED by all of this delurking! thank you all for sharing your vital stats, i think it's so interesting to find out who i'm actually writing to each morning.

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

Hi Sarah! Delurking now after a few weeks of reading your blog. I found you through the HLS presentation you did on time management (I didn't go to HLS, I just follow a bunch of bloggers who did!), and I was drawn to you becuase your passion for productivity and paper! (And also, my husband is insulin-dependent diabetic.)

I'm 33 and live in Austin, TX, working for a university here and also attending graduate school part time. Hence my interest in your productivity tips!

Great job getting us to delurk!

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delurking... From South Jersey, work at the Hosp. of the Univ. of Penn in the neuro trauma SICU, as an RN... currently an NP student... marathoner/triathlete... LOVE UR BLOG!

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

As one of your most loyal readers, I just want to add to your count-- Mom!

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

Hi Sarah! I'm Sara, Susan's friend. I live in Durham and I'm 25. I'm a PhD student in clinical health psychology. I like what a mix you have on your blog, and I think I'd like to see more about what you are cooking, more about mindfulness and your happiness project, and perhaps less about diabetes, haha. I like your posts that have a larger public health reference, but the specifics of your job are less interesting to me. Although, that's just my opinion as someone who is not specifically in the field of medicine! Oh - and keep posting your great shopping finds - I love that! Have a great day :-)

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Hi Sarah, I comment whenever my one-year-old son naps long enough for me to do so! I am 28, currently in Nashville, but will be relocating to the Triangle next spring when my husband transfers to the Raleigh location of his company. I love the medical highlights, the cooking highlights, and am SO excited that you plan to post a restaurant review page in the future!

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Hi! We've talked before over e-mail but I'm Carrie, I'm 35 and I live in California. I'm an MPH in nutrition student and part-time blogger. I love your consistency in blogging and reading about your adventures as a doctor. Keep up the good work!

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

I'm 27, I live in Indiana, and I work for a nonprofit cancer organization. I love your blog!

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

Delurking .. Kelly, from New Zealand, 31 and a geeky accountant! Love your blog posts. xxx

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

Sarah, I think I've commented before, but just in case I haven't (I'm new to the blog community) - Katie, from northwest Arkansas, former teacher and currently finishing my degree to be an accountant! Love the blog - I am a fellow lover of all things organized.

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Durham
27
Librarian

I started following your blog for the local food reviews - I credit you for our newfound love of LocalYogurt! But I love to see your time management skillz in action, particularly your workout routines. I figure that if you can carve out time to enjoy a well-rounded workout with your crazy schedule, I can, too.

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I'm 24, a Registered Dietitian working in a mental health facility. I love reading your blog, seeing how you manage to fit so much into your busy life :)

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Hi! I'm a pre-med junior at University of Michigan looking into going in to endocrinology! I love that you have time to balance exercise, cooking, a boyfriend, and work, as that is my one deterring factor still about going to medical school!

Keep it up!

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I'm Susan, but you know that. :) 26 years old and brand new to NYC. Just spent a year as a nurse on a med/surg/oncology/hospice floor (floating to telemetry or ICU 2-3 days per week...ugh), and now I'm a burn unit nurse! (Well, after orientation I may know what I'm doing.)

I love your blog and like hearing about all the medical stuff because it gives me insight into what is going on on the other side of the pager. :)

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

Hi! Another lurker here! I am 22 and a first year medical student in Boston. I love the mix of topics on your blog. I also love hearing about how you organize your life and make time for everything (or at least as much as is possible).

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I'm a new reader in the last two weeks or so. I'm 27 and a teacher in New Hampshire. :-)

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

You know me too :) Bridgette, 30, finally finishing my PhD and back on the wards.

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

Hello!

I'm Jenny, I'm 24 and originally from England, but currently living in Japan teaching English.

My mum is a doctor, which makes me quite interested in the medical side of stuff!

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

Hi! This is my first time commenting. I'm 24, from southern Indiana, and finishing my last year of grad school(occupational therapy). And I love your blog just how it is.

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

Hi! I'm Ashley, 26 and an attorney in San Diego. I practice criminal defense law (but secretly can't wait to become a prosecutor). Love your blog!!

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

I'm Maggie - think I've commented once or twice but mostly lurking for the past year. I'm 29, live in Austin, TX and I work as a family nurse practitioner in a community health center. I also love to cook and run. Your blog is one of my favorites because of the diversity of topics you cover with a medical slant. Love to read and be impressed by your time management skills!

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Hi Sarah,
I'm Heidi, I am a registered dietitian working in outpatient oncology @ Duke. I found your blog through Carrots n Cake. I really enjoy seeing where you are eating around town. I also love the Anthropologie recomendations!

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Hi! My name is Kate and I am a 31 year old attorney from Atlanta, GA. I recently started reading your blog. It is a great mix of musings on fashion, work and food. Also I am training for my first half marathon on October 1, and I look to your workouts for inspiration. If a busy doctor can make time for a six mile run, surely I can too!

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60 y.o. grandmother in Miami Beach. Love your blog and mostly love reading about what you and Joshua are doing. Love your photos also

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

I can't resist a chance to make someone's day! I'm Ann, a pre-med senior at a college in the midwest. As I'm interviewing for medical schools right now I love reading your blog to see into the life of someone in medicine and to be continually impressed about how you fit it all in!

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I live in Canada, mid '40's, stay at home mom of four kids, part owner in an engineer firm, and I am moving toward being an adult literacy tutor. I enjoy your health related posts the most -clean eating & exercise -plus the Anthropology stuff has my curious to try a new shopping experience!

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

I'm from California, 26, and getting my PhD in clinical psychology. I love all your posts, but I think I'd especially like to hear more about your efforts to achieve work-life balance!

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

Hi Sarah, I am George from Chile, I am a medical student. I really like your blog even if it's really girlish I love it. You are great!

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Hey Sarah,
I'm Courtney, 22 and in my first year of medical school in Atlanta, GA. I stumbled across your blog a couple of months ago along with a bunch of other medical blogs. Yours is the one I've kept up with the most because of the variety of topics. Your blog has been encouraging over the past few stressful weeks of first exams, getting adjusted, etc and reminds me what I'm working so hard for.
So thanks :)

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Hi Sarah!
I'm a 3rd yr med student in Wisconsin. All I can say is thanks for being "real" on your blog, I love that you share everything about what you're really feeling: excitement, stress, frustration, fatigue and passion. You're an awesome role model and makes me feel like I'm on the right path and will make it through med school and residency somehow and still be able to have a life (like be with the ones I love, cook, workout and still wear cute clothes when its all over)

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Hi Sarah! Found your blog through Kath's awhile back and have been reading ever since. I'm 25, live in Los Angeles, and am a graduate student and work at a radio station. Thanks for your blog!

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Hello! I am originally from overseas, but live in Arizona; I am 25; I work at a university in an office setting.

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Hi Sarah! I think I've commented a few times... I'm a 23 yo Canadian - I work as a pharmacist on a medicine floor in a comm hospital.

I found your site from a running-related blog. I like your blog the way it is! I wouldn't complain if there was more running talk though :)

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Hello! I'm 28 and live in the Washington D.C. area. I'm an aerospace engineer, but I don't really like it, so I'm taking night classes and job hunting in an effort to get into the environmental field. I originally found your blog through a link from the Happiness Project.

I like your blog the way it is! I especially love that you post early in the morning so that I can read over my cereal. :)

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Hi! I'm a long time reader of your blog and your ability to organize and efficiently manage your busy day never fails to impress and motivate me! My name is Natalie and I'm a 32 year old veterinarian living in Washington, DC with my husband and pug. Please keep up the awesome job with your blog-- love it!

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Oops! I forgot to comment yesterday. I have commented before, but I am a 29 year-old living in St. Louis, Missouri. Your blog is one of my favorites - less pictures, more content - which I know you have mentioned how "wordy" you are but I like it because it's different! I also find your ability to stay organized, live healthfully and work hard very motivating. I definitely aspire to be like you and love the organization tips and the goal writing & reviewing that you do. Like other commenters, I'd like to hear more about your running!

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I'm catching up from yesterday! I'm 24 and currently in upstate NY, recently removed from the true love of my life- Colorado. I just finished my Master's and I'm job hunting now- I would love to do research in an area with a global public health impact (my thesis was about TB treatments). I started to read your blog when I was taking physiology and very obsessed with it, especially endocrinology. I was thinking about applying to med school even, but I'm going to work a little first!

So- I love the medical tidbits you put in and since I'm very organized and type A myself, I love love love all your fun organization notebooks and pens. I still have my color coded ochem notes..

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you already knew that i read your blog, but for everyone else out there: 31 yo emergency medicine resident in chapel hill. i love when you post recipies (i made the butternut squash risotto last night). i'd also love to see your running routes!

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Hi Sarah! I didn't have a chance to comment yesterday, so hopefully it's okay that I'm a day late. My name is Erin (I'm the one who asked about your super cute speakers). I'm 26 and live in Lawrence, Kansas where I'm working on my PhD in Archaeology.

I think I found your blog through Allie's and love it because it's cute and fun and practical! I'm a runner too, and am totally jealous that you have the desire to go do 10 mi runs without a race looming ahead.

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I'm 20 and I live in Western Finland at the moment. I started nursing school 3 weeks ago but I'm going to have another attempt at getting into medical school next year. I love your blog; it's pretty much perfect.

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Hi there! I'm another Sarah! Living in Ireland, Dublin to be precise, and new to the whole blogosphere thing. I'm 40 but pretending to be 20 somthing (although not on purpose). Think I must have found you through The Happiness Project - and I like your approach to that, and I like the general fitness / anthro / good food themes. Makes good reading and lightens my day! Thank you x

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Hi - I'm Dawn from Connecticut. I've been reading your blog maybe a year after discovering it through some other HLS bloggers. I love that your blog covers a variety of your interests because I like seeing that it is possible to not lose oneself in a overwhelming job. I'm a grad student and definitely know the tendency of certain kinds of work to "expand to fill all available time." Lately I've really enjoyed your reports on the Happiness Project - flipped through it last time I was at the book store. Come to think of it, I also flipped through Clean Eating last time I was at the store. You should be getting commission!! (Assuming, of course, that I ever back up my 'flipping' with some 'paying' ;)

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Hello!
I really should put up an 'about me' on my blog, I feel like a mystery girl. Just haven't found the time!

My actual name is Alyssa but my internet alias / nickname / world of warcraft name is Sava.

People have been calling me that for so long I respond to it just like it is my real name ;)

I am from Salem, Oregon. I don't currently do anything for a "living" because I am 17 and consequently still live with my mother. I DO have a job though, working at a pizza shop.

I'm currently putting myself through college, I initially started going to Computer Science, but lately I have been intensely interested in nutrition, so I may make something of that, I'm still deciding.

There! Now I'm not some kind of mysterious blog-stalker anymore ;)

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Hi! My name is Kathy and I'm a 39 (almost 40, yikes!) year old wife and mom of three great kids. We live in STL and I'm a parent educator (we help parents with development info for their growing babies).
I have been reading your blog for quite awhile. I think I found it through Gretchen Rubin's blog. I love your organization style and enjoy seeing how you fit exercise/healthy living into a busy schedule.
I started a blog but just a family thing at this point to help me document all the happenings in a fun yet chaotic life as a mom.
Keep posting!

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Hi! I'm Crystal. I live in Durham am 30 and a nurse. I love reading your blog, especially the running stuff. I am pretty new to running and enjoy reading your strategies. Also adore your organizational tools :) I am a big fan of check boxes too. I don't work in peds but do keep my eyes open for you when I am in the hospital :)

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Hi,

My name is Monica I live in Raleigh and I'm a clinical social worker.
I LOVE your blog! Love the fashion, organization tips, and really like the restaurant reviews! Ohh and thanks for getting me hooked on Local Yogurt!
I think you do a great job of balancing career, running, healthy habits and hobbies!

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Hi! I'm a 29 year old from Georgia. I'm an analyst (BLEH - super boring) and full time student...I love the medical field but lack the attention span to go to school for it, so I'm in business school at night. I love reading all your adventures, but mostly the medical stuff. You also inspire me to keep on keepin' on when I think my schedule is too complicated.

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Hi Sarah! Just catching up on posts now, so I'm a little delayed in replying here.

I'm Holly :) I'm 23, and I currently live in Washington, DC. I work in health policy consulting (Medicaid/Medicare related). For a long time (up until <4 months ago) I was planning medical school long term--studied for/took the MCAT and everything! But I love my job currently and realized that medical school/ultimately the doctor lifestyle wasn't for me (your blog [and others] have been very enlightening to that point!).

I'm a big fan of your blog, particularly your bits on mindfulness/organization/time management--while integrating it into a healthy lifestyle. I often find time management advice taken out of the context of a balanced lifestyle doesn't resonate as much for me. And of course find all of the medically related topics interesting as well.

Oh, and I went to Amherst--boo Williams! :)

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Hi Sarah, I'm tardy to your "Who reads?" party b/c I can't post comments from work and that's where I read your blog most. (yikes!) I'm Loree, I work for theeee AAirlines, here at a maintenance base in Tulsa. ;) I'm 47 and have 2 kids in college. I can't remember how i found your blog but I've been reading for about a year now. I like it all! You seem genuine; the way you organize and track things is appealing and the way my mind thinks as well. I felt sad for you when I first started reading your blog when the URL was "lost and all alone" but quickly figured out you were doing just fine! ha ha

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I can't remember if I've commented before or not, but I love your blog! My name Emily, and I am an elementary school librarian who lives in Denver, CO.

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I'm 26, from Boston Mass, full time student and veterinary technician. Hope to attend vet school one day soon. I love your posts about organization, and it's neat to read about human med and draw some parallels and see differences to what I see every day (endocrinopathies in the animals we see are cool...yep, I'm a nerd!)

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I'm 25, from Michigan, and I am a cardiac monitor tech at night, and a nursing student by day. :) to say I'm a little busy is an understatement - maybe I need to review some of your organization tips! love your blog. :)

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a little late on the "saying hi" bit, but figured better late than never. i'll be 28 next tuesday, and live in nyc, although originally from upstate ny [like real upstate, north of albany upstate, not catskills upstate]. i work for an architecture firm, currently designing a public school on staten island.

definitely enjoy the running and fashion aspects of your blog [as well as the "realness" that you bring to the healthy living blog world], and i'd love to be as organized as you are:)

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Hi! I'm Nicole, and I am a 24yo 3rd year medical student in Boston. Love the blog! I used to want to do peds, but then found my calling recently in ob/gyn (I'm a sucker for surgery). Two favorite things: 1) your med school/residency/fellowship discussions. since i'm in it, i love hearing about the experiences of others. 2) time management/organization tips. love em. also a big fan of the space24! ahh love

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I'm a 30 year old OR nurse in Langley, BC Canada. I love reading about your experiences with med school and residency since I had wanted to be a doctor at one time but am now more than happy with my job choice.

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I came across your blog as I was looking for exercise/pilates/yoga blogs. I am in my early 20's and just started reading this morning but I've gone back and done a bit of catchup! I enjoy reading about the exercise portion and I think its neat how are you are talking about trying to get to know your readers. I am starting to notice my readers as well, but I am not getting the comments on my blog like you are, although I am getting a lot of traffic. I think I may have to try something like what you are doing and just be a bit friendly like you have tried!

Feel free to check out my blog if you get the chance!

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Hello! I'm an 18 year old Greek medical student in Belgium (my classes actually started two days ago!) and although I've never commented before I read your blog quite regularly! I love all the medical info but also the recipes and stationery posts...I can't cook (yet) but I was bitten by the stationery bug years ago - too bad I'm on a student budget! Off to study biology...

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Hello! I'm in California - I work as a product manager at an internet tech company (no med-school connection at all). I think I found your blog via the Happinesss Project after I went to see Gretchen Rubin give a talk.

Love your writing style and photos! If you're ever in Silicon Valley and want restaurant suggestions, just ask.... the ones you post in your area look awesome.

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This is actually my first time reading, but I figured I could delurk as well... My friend Katie (we are both Williams alums) sent me a link to your blog, I think because she made a recipe from it or something, and we share food ideas/experiences as part of our (now) long distance friendship. I'm 24 and American, but living and working at a school in Bulgaria. Katie's 23 and in Boston

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I'm way late on this! I'm Anna, 24 years old, living in NJ, fourth year medical school going into Psychiatry (with interviews at UNC and Duke in november!)
I dig your blog for a million reasons
+ When I work normalish hours, it's there when I wake up.
+ I moved my super good friend down to NC last year and I like to have this little connection to that area.
+ I think I can sort of relate to a lot of the medical/busy stuff.
+ DIG the organization ideas.
+ I am not as good about healthy eating and running all the time, which I'm okay with, but its nice to see someone who (mostly) does it well yet also struggles to do it well.

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Wow, what a variety of readers! I am 26 and live in Ohio. I have an M.P.A. and work in state government.

I love the mix of topics on your blog. I especially enjoy the tidbits from your daily life (meals, fitting in exericse, etc.), the organization/ scheduing tips, and the posts on mindfullness.

[I don't comment that often because I read on my phone a lot or sometimes on my work computer and we can't do that sort of thing :) But, I read!]

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hello! I'm 26, and I live in Austin TX. I just moved here last fall from South Florida, but before that I lived in NJ for first 18 years of my life. Jersey Girl born & bred :) I work in the accounting department at an online HR software company. This is my first visit to your blog, and it won't be my last!

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Hi Sarah, I am 24 and I live in Brussels, Belgium. I am a journalist at a Belgian national newspaper.

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Hello, I am 28 years old, psychologist, living in Maryland. I love hearing about how you find time for work, running, and relationship. I also really like your quest for self-improvement.

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Hi! I'm Caitlin, I'm 21, and I live in Boston. I am finishing up with undergrad right now and going to law school next year. I love your tips on being productive and organized AND running while having a very busy life...they inspire me. I found your blog because I watched your speech online from HLS and thought your tips were fantastic :)

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Holy guacamole, how did I miss this? So glad you included the de-lurk in your 2010 highlights. How cool to see who else is reading! I wanna play too!
I'm Susan Mc, mid-40's I live in Atlanta, I'm a writer/producer at a cable news network (hmmmm?) and have 2 awesome boys, 10 and 12 along with a lovely husband. I found you via KERF's blogroll and have been reading for the last year or so. I keep coming back because I SO admire your consistency, commitment and honesty. If I could do math I would have gone to medical school, so I love your med posts too. I'm totally inspired by your organizational passion, and I share your love of paper/office supplies! My hubs and I both live/work in the 24/7 universe (but TV news) so I totally relate to your double schedule juggling. I love seeing you work through the process of finding balance in your life. I so often fail that it really helps me get back on track when I read about others' journeys. I also love to cook and love your recipes/healthy food/shopping posts. I'm an avid walker, and dream of being a runner someday, but I just don't enjoy it. I'm hoping someday the running bug will kick in for me, I've been alternating walking/jogging. Thanks to your recommendation I've got Murakami's "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" on my reading list, so maybe that will shed some light. This is wayyyy too long, (did I mention I'm a writer?) but I really love your blog mix, and can't wait until the Mommy balancing comes into play for you, I know you'll be an inspiration to me there too!!
Happy New Year to SHU!

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WOW susan -- thank you so much! i bet you could teach me a TON about time management and balance with your boys + career stuff! your lovely (and flattering) comment pretty much made my day :)

Susan Mc said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to!!
:-)

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I just discovered your blog and am looking forward to reading more. I'm an (almost) second-year internal medicine resident in Canada.

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