jiggity jig. Only I went on vacation to *become* a fat pig, rather than to *buy* a fat pig. We had a wonderful, whirlwind, exhausting trip to Florida to visit with both my family and Mr. Whoo's family. Bean had sufficiently recovered from the pox to be his normal, sweetheart self, and I think this is the first time that CindyLou actually could appreciate being on vacation. We beached, we swam, we went to kid-friendly museums, went to the river to fish, and we ate...and ate...and ate! Having to drive long distances with an 8 month old and a nearly-4-year old was, erm, challenging, at times. However, I don't know how our parents did it without today's modern conveniences like DVD players. Mr. Whoo and I actually did our best to break out the DVDs as a last resort. We played the license plate game (Mr. Whoo and I) and I Spy with CindyLou, and she really enjoyed it. A steady supply of Gold.fish crackers for CindyLou, and an arsenal of new and interesting toys to play with for (backward-facing) Bean kept me quite busy. Oh, and pumping in the car to be able to make fresh bottles for the Bean was quite a joy, as well. I'm sure some truckers got a really good look at the girls at a few points. Tres exciting for them, I am certain. Ha. Weight gain verdict...6 lbs for me 8 lbs for Mr. Whoo. Time to consider to think about maybe at some point trying to exercise. Mr. Whoo and I have made a commitment (after seeing my mother's house and all the food that she hoards) to do our best to clear out our freezer and pantry and to only buy essential perishables. We are so bad about holding on to food, then buying more.
We've been back for a week. Of course I paid in spades at work for being on vacation with a really booked office schedule and a rash of deliveries the moment I arrived back in town. Not a single one of my patients delivered while we were on vacation! I am, of course, on call this weekend. Unfortunately, my day started with having to tell a forty-something patient that she has at least stage III cervical cancer (hydronephrosis). It is really terrible, but she hasn't had a pap or pelvic in over 10 years. It is so frustrating to see an advanced cancer that may have been prevented with routine screening. It is my 3rd cervical cancer that I have diagnosed this year, all were due to delaying routine screening. Go get your annual exams, ladies, you don't want to get the kind of news I had to give this family today. I am also in the midst of compiling my oral board list, re-applying for hospital privileges, and had to bring home patient charts to write since I was so busy in the office this week. Oh, I also need to dictate. And we haven't unpacked yet (!) But, for now, the sun is shining, the trees are in bloom, and my family and I are going to sit on the patio and grill lunch...and then go run to work it off, that's the ticket! Have a happy weekend!