This is going to be quick just to give you an idea of the happenings over on my end. I know, I know previous posts have been long. I’ve been ridiculed for this by my sister I assure you (Love you “An’s”). So take this time go catch up if you’re behind! Today I spent the day shadowing in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit where I was a patient a month ago. What an amazing experience. It should probably be a stand-alone long winded post but I’m still processing it so I’m going to double it up here. What an awesome clinical experience especially for someone as early on in their career as I am. From what I can tell it’s a fast paced, intense and super important job. These people are on the front lines really saving lives, I hadn’t experienced anything quite like it. It just felt great to get ‘back on the horse’ and just feel productive again.
More importantly was that I had the chance to thank some of the surgeons, nurses and one of my 3 stoma nurses who took care of me. If you have a stoma, are getting one, or have a disease where you are at a greater chance of getting one, remember to befriend the stoma nurse…they’re special people who should become your best friend.
Tonight I’m going to read and summarize a paper published in the January 27, 2015 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled “Diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile in adults: a systematic review.” This isn’t Crohn’s per se, but I’d like to learn more it and there is a fellow Crohnie on twitter really struggling with C. diff so this one’s for you man! Lastly I just wanted to thank you all for checking out the blog. The numbers speak for themselves.