Yes, it’s been five years since I started this blog. The title underwent a small change this past fall when I closed my plastic surgery practice and took a job with the disability determination service office as an SMAC. I have found the job interesting, am learning a lot, and have great colleagues. I do miss surgery, but the positive changes have outweighed the negative.
I have found it difficult to blog about medical stuff on a regular basis but hope that will change. I have also found with all the reading I do at my new job I don’t find myself reading as many blogs as I did. I apologize to all you good medical bloggers. I am happy @bongi1 continues to write at other things amanzi. Dr. Rob resurfaced this year with a new blog: More Musings (of a Distractable Kind).
We lost a fellow blogger this past fall, but this past Monday another fellow blogger resurfaced on twitter. You may recall the blog Rural Doctoring, she went by @ruraldoctoring on twitter, now is going by @madhungrymind.
This week is tied to another anniversary for me, the loss of my mother who died three years ago this Saturday.
Thirty years ago this month I graduated from medical school. Here is a post on a memory from my junior year: My First Surgery Rotation (August 7, 2008).
Thank you all for the allowing me to be a member of the medical blogging community. I truly value your friendship.