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Wash it Away

I will continue to wash my hands after everything I touch. I will continue to disinfect everything I possibly can. I will continue to shower and wash my hair after every shift. But when this is all over, the scars and trauma from this pandemic will stay because I will never be able to washContinue reading “Wash it Away”

Surviving COVID

It’s been almost one month since my COVID symptoms started and I am grateful everyday that I recovered without any complications. As someone who has always been healthy, who would barely get symptoms from the flu, I did not expect to be hit hard with COVID. When I was working on the medicine floors, theContinue reading “Surviving COVID”

Running from COVID

My first solo, socially distanced, half marathon down the empty streets of NYC. I left planning to do a short jog, take advantage of the nice weather and my day off, but for some reason I kept running… and running. I was running away from my stress, my anxiety, and my mental pain; the repercussionsContinue reading “Running from COVID”

Status Update

Because so many of my friends and family have been checking in with me to see how I am doing, I wanted to post a “status update”. For those of you with whom I have lost touch, I am a currently working as a senior Internal Medicine resident in a major NYC hospital. This meansContinue reading “Status Update”

Post call

3/28/2020–Today I just finished a week of night call. I’ve been on nights for the past two weeks and my experience this week could not be more different than what I saw last week. I had my interns with me last week, we were relaxed, doing a few admissions here or there and not manyContinue reading “Post call”

“Am I dying?”

When I arrived to the Rapid Response overhead page and saw this woman with an oxygen level of 72% with a device called a non-rebreather (that’s intended to increase patient’s oxygen levels) there wasn’t much to discuss at that moment. We needed to increase her oxygen level and fast. She needed to be intubated. ButContinue reading ““Am I dying?””

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