Covid-19 Series, Entry #11

Death certificates...ahem. I love Sunday mornings. Things move at a slower pace. Danny and I enjoy coffee together on the deck. The kids generally sleep in a bit and eventually roll out of bed to help me make cinnamon rolls before we watch church online. So when my alarm clock went off this morning, I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #11

Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.

Dr. Riegel was a senior resident when I was in medical school, then a palliative care fellow when I was a resident.  During my fellowship, she was one of my most treasured attendings, and now I am honored to call her a dear friend.  She is an extraordinarily talented writer and I am so excited … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.

Covid-19 Series, Entry #5

Hyperalgesia: An abnormal and enhanced sensitivity to pain. For the past several weeks, my team and our entire health system have been preparing for the Covid-19 surge.  Our team started to see our first Covid-19 consults last week.  Of the patients I've seen so far, some have died, one recovered.  I have several patients who, … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #5

Covid-19 Series, Entry #3

Okay, I was going to try to lighten the mood and talk about all of the shenanigans happening in my house right now, but there are some serious things I need to tell you.  I promise I'll post something lighter soon-ish. A quick update on my job.  I am a Palliative Care physician in a … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #3