Sunday, September 6, 2015

top three [09.06.2015]

it's almost cool enough to wear my favorite slip on shoes!

  • This week during my day in the clinic, I learned all about pessaries. A pessary is a plastic device that fits into the vagina, and is used to support the uterus or bladder. It's often used for urinary incontinence or uterine prolapse.  Here are a few pictures of current day pessaries - but there is quite a history of different methods used in previous centuries. 
  • This week was also the week I saw the inside of a uterus during a hysteroscopy (using a scope to look at the inside of the uterus). I was surprised to see what it actually looks like in there. I always assumed it was a very dark red (based on text books describing cycles) but it's actually soft pink and fluffy
  • Superfetation is when a woman becomes pregnant with a child while already being pregnant with another child. It is extremely rare...but can you imagine?! 

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  • It was a long week on OB, with several 14+ hour days, but it was so worth it. I delivered my first baby, first assisted in a c-section, and watched several interesting surgeries including an open hysterectomy for a giant fibroid uterus. I never thought I'd say this, but I think I'm really going to miss the surgeries once I start the next group of rotations!
  • Almost 10 years ago, I rebelled against my parents' advice and got a tattoo, a little star on my left wrist. Over the years, it, and the meanings behind it, have faded, so I've decided to remove it. I had my first dermatologist appointment last week for the first laser session. It hurts! But I'm hoping in two more sessions, that it will all be gone. 
  • I just found out that I can order my favorite German candy on Amazon. So it's basically the best week ever.