Thursday Born

The everyday life of a psychiatry resident (who was born on a Thursday).

Morbid curiousity

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Our chief resident mentioned that there would be a D&E (dilation and evacuation; essentially, a second trimester abortion) this morning (feels like yesterday to me!), and asked if I or the other med student wanted to watch. The other med student offered to let me go if I wanted, and I accepted, because, well, new experiences.

I’d like to write a blog post about it, except I’m not sure yet how to do so without a lot of rather sensitive, graphic imagery that I’m not sure my readers would appreciate, so I might just write one and not publish it. Or just write about other aspects of it and not about the procedure itself. We’ll see.

(It was essentially medically indicated and not elective).

Written by Aba

March 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

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  1. I watched a few D&Cs/D&Es as a med student, and it was definitely a surreal and unsettling experience for me. I hope you’re able to work through your thoughts/emotions either through your unpublished blog post or through some other outlet.

    Solitary Diner

    March 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    • Thank you! I’ve had a chance to talk with a few classmates and friends about it and it’s not buzzing around my head quite so loudly now, which is good.


      March 3, 2012 at 5:39 am

  2. you could write about it and put it under a cut thing so people have to click on it to read it if they want with the proper disclaimers


    March 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

  3. Too sensitive.


    March 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

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