Sadly, these kinds of shifts are what may 1) Drive me to a new job / hospital that has a laborist program or 2) Leave OB altogether. I gained 20 lbs during college and (mostly) medical school...I gained another 50 in residency, as well as HTN & hyperlipidemia. I've been on meds since age 35 for them both. I'm 42 now, in my 2nd year in practice at a little rural hospital that I LOVE, but that has very high risk patients (ie: stress for me) and no laborist program (unlike ALL the surrounding hospitals). We do a 24hr call, followed by a full day of clinic, every week, plus a 72hr weekend call every 4-5 weeks....along with the routine 5-day-a-week 10-12 hrs in the office / OR (and being on call during the day 2-3 days/week for "our" clinic patients).
My best bet would be to go before work, since my gym opens at 5:30am, but that means I have to get up at 4:45am and then do a full call day / night (and we are BUSY at night), then clinic the next day (and then try to work out that next night!?!??! Yeah right...).
I am miserable in my skin right now. I am VERY outspoken with my patients about their own weight loss and I'm constantly encouraging my patients to lose weight....often spending an hour or more (that isn't reimbursed, naturally) trying to help them, but it is VERY, very frustrating to give the advice and not be able to take it myself. I feel like my health is seriously suffering due to my career choice and something has to give...soon. My own father had a quintuple bypass at age 53...and he's not even a stressed out ob doc.........
"Quiet women rarely make history"
Size: 14-16 / L pants; 18 / XL tops
| current weight: 214.5