#TBT to last year's National Medical Association conference. Looking forward to #NMA2019HNL!!!
"Really, every day is the perfect day to boss up. Every day that you wake up is a perfect day to boss up. It's all about continuing to put one foot in front of the next. That's what it's about. Whatever you think you're going through, just put one foot in front of the next." ~Rick Ross
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." ~ Henry Ford .
When I was a kid, one of my favorite stories was the "The Little Engine that Could". The little blue train engine kept saying " I think I can, I think I can" as he made it up the mountain pulling a long train. Our mindset is a powerful weapon. Studies have shown that a positive and negative mindset affects ones health, overall mood, and connection with others. Check your mindset today and change it to a positive one. You WILL be successful. You WILL accomplish your goals. . ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
On call this holiday weekend 😔, but luckily it's slow. So, I'm spending it catching up on my reading. It's easy to fall behind (Netflix is evil 😂😂😂) but staying on top of my reading is what prepares me for the daily grind of residency and ultimately into becoming an awesome radiologist. Doesn't stop me from wishing I was on the 🏖️though 🤷🏿♀️ . .
Happy first day new interns. Things will get easier, you'll get faster, you'll get smarter. It just takes going one day at a time. You can and will do it.
On my Biopsy Rotation this month!💉😐💃🏿 I really enjoy being able to provide both patients and providers answers that will help guide treatment. Pictures #1 &2 are examples of 2 different biopsies on different patients with the needle in the desired lesions.
Occasionally, they're are complications to biopsy. This week I had one, I caused a pneumothorax during a lung biopsy (pic #3). I discussed with the patient before starting the biopsy all the risks of a procedure. However, it's not enjoyable telling the patent that's something undesired has happened and now have to change their plans.
Luckily, the patient was understanding and only had to stay in the hospital for one night. The key to complications, I found, is just being honest with patients. They appreciate the straightforwardness and helps to alleviate the fear that comes with the unknown of complications. I knew how to manage this complication (place a chest tube) and sharing the next steps allowed the patient to calm down too!!
Chase your dreams even if people doubt you.
Chase your goals even if you doubt yourself.
Chase your dreams even if you don't see examples of people who look like you.
Chase your dreams.... Periodt!!! .