Sunday, September 7, 2014

Message in a Bottle

Well, HELLO there blogosphere! Or is it blogesphere? Whatever, it's a sphere of bloggers.

Word reached my ears fairly recently that there are readers--actual, human readers with functional brains--who read my blog. Even more surprisingly, it sounds like some of these functional brained, human readers actually liked it!

It's been a long absence, it is true. Things in my sphere (VonB-ospehere, I guess) are great, and I am happy to announce that I, and those I love, all survived the past--okay, hang on, let me fire up my calculator watch--HOLY COW IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS.

Well I feel each and every one of those five years, from my soggy brain to my possibly soggier ass. But I am an honest-to-God, board-certified, fully employed MD/PhD. I know, right?!?

Anyway I have no idea if anyone, anywhere still looks at this thing, and if so, if any of them would be interested in hearing more inane musings about the training process and what lies beyond from the mind that brought you such Nobel prize-winning material as "ChumpWork". But, I thought I'd throw a baited hook in the waters, and see what bites.

I'll keep a closer eye on things for a while. I might even think of some things to write about (off the top of my head: "Residency is an often soul-sucking roller coaster ride through the outskirts of hell").

If there is anyone who is still paying attention, and/or who still cares, I'll have an eye out--if you have questions, ask away!

And I hope that you have all had a mostly-good, sometimes-amazing, rarely-horrible last five years. I've missed this!


Amy Plotkin said...

Hi! I'm a Mud-Phudder about to finish up in May 2016 and I found your blog a few months ago. 1). you're HILARIOUS and you have really portrayed what we go through excellently! 2). I'm scared shitless of trying to balance residency and starting a family and I have seen that you handled that (and more stressful things) seemingly successfully. I'd love to hear more about how you did throughout your residency and how you and your husband have worked out the 'balancing act'. I'm going into pathology for multiple reasons, but one of those being the lifestyle will allow me to be present with my family and I hope dermatology ended up doing the same for you!

Dr.VonB said...

Thanks! It did (mostly). (kind of). I am working on another post with some general things I did that worked, didn't do that would probably have worked better, etc. Hopefully it will be helpful. Good luck to you!