Happy Holidays

This last week wrapped up my two-week rotation at the Salvation Army clinic. It was an interesting experience with many patient care challenges not seen at other clinics. The patients at Salvation Army are part of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Along with musculoskeletal issues, many of the patients also have associated chronic health issues like diabetes, heart disease or liver disease. 

Due to it being a holiday week, the clinic hours/days were less than normal with a very light patient load. With it being such a busy time of year, many patients were not able to keep their appointments or had to reschedule.

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Wednesday evening, Rob and I had to prepare a pumpkin cheesecake to take home with us for Thanksgiving. We make the same cheesecake every year, but when the time comes to make it we forget how long the process actually takes. We started the preparation and baking around 7 p.m. and didn't finish until close to midnight. There's the prep, baking the crust, making the filling, baking the cake, letting it cool, making the sour cream topping, and letting the entire cheesecake set. But when all is said and done, the cake turned out wonderful and tasted great!

Early Thursday morning we drove down to Indianapolis to spend the holiday with family. We had a lovely day of cooking, catching up, great food, wine, and lots of laughter. The quote of the day came from Rob's nephew when he let us know what one website listed as the most common topic brought up at Thanksgiving dinners. Apparently the topic most brought up is sad stories about relatives or family friends that most people either don't remember or have never met. We all had a good laugh about that one.

This blog marks the last blog for this trimester. I hope I have given some good insight into what life as a chiropractic intern is like. I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with you and will have lots more to share come spring 2014, my 10th and last trimester of graduate school! 

Have a safe and happy holiday season! Wishing you all the best!