Reiki Doc – Overwhelmed? A Bit of Advice, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Overwhelmed? A Bit of Advice

I had my first inkling of the effects of the Full Moon in Gemini when I read an abstract to this surgery article on disruptive behavior in the OR in the summary portion of my Anesthesiology journal. It explained why my surgeon was having outbursts late at night in the Operating Room. He was working on a complex case, and yet, at another hospital, about thirty minutes away, another patient was in very bad shape and needed surgery too. He had been at our hospital all day, it had taken longer than planned (his whole lineup), he cancelled one case, and still, this one before him…was super tough. He’s normally very positive and outgoing. But this time, he yelled in absolute frustration. The team was quiet. There’s really nothing much to do but be vaguely supportive. His hands are in the patient, and we want him calm and to finish safely. …read more here

Reiki Doc – A Big Day, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

A Big Day

Lots has been going on. I was on first call Saturday. It was relatively light, I only had five cases and they finished by mid-afternoon. It was the day of the annual department holiday party for the Operating Room. So fortunately, when surgeons are playing, they are not operating, which was a good thing for me and my sleep.

Anthony was with me.  I was actually smart for once, and brought him straight to the hotel with an early check-in before we had breakfast. This took the pressure off me to take him to the hotel in the middle of the day during a gap. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Clarification: Then Plus Now, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Clarification: Then Plus Now

Awakening can be a little, (polite cough, cough, clear my throat)…messy.

We are incarnate beings who have eternal lives, but for some reason we are here under the Veil, and we can’t see what we would normally see if we were not incarnate!

As a woman, this has affected me in ways I’m not proud to admit. As teachers, Ross and I would like to share this example to assist you in your awakening, which means, coming to terms with who you are in all of your relationships with others, past, present, and future–spanning all of your life experiences across many incarnations as they come back to you. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Somewhere Under The Rainbow, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Somewhere Under The Rainbow

My phone just rang. I’m so glad there’s caller I.D.  It was my local pharmacy. There is that prescription I need, the inhaled steroid nebulizer that costs me about one hundred and fifty dollars a for a thirty day supply. That’s five dollars for one tiny nebulizer dose.  This is at their discount cash rate. With my insurance the copay would be even more expensive. Their computer wants me to pick up my refill. And the pharmacy tech keeps calling to ask me to pick it up.

I haven’t.

I have a near-full box from the last time. I stopped taking it. Steroid isn’t good for you. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Reprieve, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Reprieve

Yesterday I had a day off. And something incredible happened. I’m not even sure how it did, really, because my plan was for other things…I cleaned up the extra items in my bathroom and closet area that had been on the floor since March when we moved in. The main countertop is organized too. I hung the sweater and shoe things in the closet, and put the items away in them, they are like, bins made of soft cloth that unfold and hang. I even have one for purses. I had bought them in summer, but never had a chance to put any of them to use. My old metal divider/spacers for the shelves actually fit (I had thought they didn’t), so my scrubs and jeans are ‘in their own place’.  That’s what’s been helping me, saying that over and over, ‘there’s a place for everything and everything in its place’. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Strategy, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Strategy

Yesterday morning I arrived at work one hour early. I had been told to be in the surgery center room four by the scheduler while I was on call Friday.  I walked into the break room, put my lunch in the fridge, and was unnerved to find Dr. PF, the spine surgeon who my boss had said complained about my ‘taking forty five minutes to put in an a-line’.  I checked on the chart. It was ten. My boss didn’t look. He didn’t defend me. Instead he told me I was ‘too safe’, and that Dr. PF said I wasn’t ‘able to do big cases’.  I’ve mentioned earlier that the surgeon is one who doesn’t like details, just wants to operate, and wants everything to start on time. It doesn’t matter about technical matters, safety matters, patient emotional needs or having to pee. Nothing. Even if I am sick, it doesn’t matter. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Update on the Bracelet Project, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Update on the Bracelet Project

The bracelet project is well underway. Our inventory went up over the weekend by sixty bracelets!  I was able to package them and mailed about half I had packaged up for shipping. To increase the efficiency, our envelopes are a little smaller, and we have these bags instead of the boxes. Everyone gets one Ghirardelli peppermint bark too : ))) Doesn’t it look festive? …read more here

Reiki Doc – A Good Day, November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Good Day

I am very content.  It’s hard to explain but things are turning around, and there is more joy to life. The  incessant push to write is easing to one of flow and grace, as if it dovetails in with my own life goals finally.  It sort of took over everything around 2012, and I would never change a thing, I have no regrets. But right now, after spending a day with my cousins, a beautiful day, and knowing I have plans to see family soon…that’s how I like to be. My ‘blueprint’ in my mind for how I want to live my life is how I was in high school, working hard, but also having time for family and friends and a little enjoying life. …read more here

Reiki Doc – Happy Thanksgiving! – November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning! At this station is Ross. Today it is dark and raining heavily outside our home. We are grateful for this shelter and pray for everyone across the globe to soon know what it is like to be warm, safe and dry.

Our hearts have been on quite the journey the last six or seven years now, and my beloved wife is resting and relaxing for the past three days. There had been a promise for Thanksgiving in her place, and fortunately, her youngest sister’s family rose to the occasion. Carla is not ready yet. She did have the joy to go through many old papers, and fortunately found her pair of eyeglasses she had been looking for with no success for eighteen months. She had misplaced them when they were new. Now her vision is razor-sharp, clear focus compared to her old glasses she wore around the house. There has always been a new pair for work and for travel. But for home Carla was making do with her two old pairs.  …read more here