First day

First day of internship: 6am to 9pm. Dickens was on my mind all day: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Never have I understood the phrase as I do now.

I didn’t see E awake at all. See above re: the worst of times.

Here are some things I learned today:

— As an intern you spend almost no time with patients. I spent 10 hours of front of a computer, 3.5 hours rounding, one hour in lecture, and a total of one hour in the presence of patients. I have, however, trended their LFTs and perhaps this can replace conversation. (P.S. What did doctors do before computers? How did they fill up the hours when there were no new results flags to clear?)

— You know how they say that matter is just empty space? Well people are just stories.

Too tired to continue writing…… More later.,,,, Gotta get up in seven hours for another awesome, awful day.

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