So… it has been wayy to long since I posted something.. that should not be happening!
In the past couple of months a lot of things have happened and a good number of pictures have been taken. I finished family medicine some time ago and, as I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed it. Outpatient medicine is a ton of fun; you never know what you will find behind the exam room door. The chart says ‘med review’, or ‘bump on wrist’, or ‘health maintenance exam’, but once you open the door and sit down to talk to the ‘patient’ (more like the individual.. I think we say patient too much, and while they are patients they are also unique people with lives, families, jobs, personalities.. and not just a medical condition.. more on this topic another day) anyhow, you sit down to talk to this person and you learn a lot more than that piece of paper on your clipboard could ever tell you; I had two individuals, back to back, tell me that they were depressed at the very end of out meeting.. which of course became a much longer visit, a young girl who was being verbally abused by her step mother, and an aging woman with mild dementia who was being taken advantage off by her daughter.. who was also in the room!.. At the end of the day, there was much to learn from every visit and while I couldn’t do much for the synovial cyst on the young girls wrist, I was able to guide her to counseling and the doc wrote her a prescription for Celexa to treat her depression; probably the main reason she came in and not what was written on her chart – ‘bump on wrist’. So… that was family med and it was great. Now, I am on the last stretch of my two month pediatrics rotation.. and like family med.. I am having a great time. Come on, kids are awesome! If you don’t like peds there definitely something wrong with you, no matter what you want to do.
Ok, more on peds later. On to ‘las fotos’. You like how I just threw some Spanish in there, eh? you weren’t expecting that now, where you? So this pictures were taken over this summer around Ann Arbor. A couple were taken during the month long Ann Arbor Summer Festival aka Top of the Park. Learn more about this here – http://www.annarborsummerfestival.org/ .. It is an Ann Arbor tradition full of performing arts, fun events, concerts, night movies and more. Definitely worth checking out!. The rest of the photos are from a walk around town with a couple of my friends. Hopefully I will be able to give you a glimpse of the town with each post as I see it through my DSLR. Enjoy.. more pictures of this summer’s art fair and some black and whites next time we meet! Enjoy whats left of the summer!!