Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The World According to Dr. Lisa

Several of my friends are shocked that I'd post my age on the internet, but age is really a figment of time and place, right?  Not a question of yourself.  I mean if I lived on Mars, I'd be younger as defined by the number of times my home planet orbitted the sun, but still the same time would have elapsed.  Or is that a little existential.  Seriously, though, I have now been 39 for a week, and I'm good with it.  I know who I am.  I have been on the journey that is my life with all of its ups and downs and I am the sum total of that journey. Of course there are things I wished would have happened by now, but I can only worry about what I can control.  My grandpa, who was a wise man, had a motto "never begrudge getting older, it is a privilege denied to many."  There is a lot of truth to that.  So, while yes, I'd love to have fewer lines on my face and not be fighting gravity.  (At least people no longer ask if I am old enough to be their child's doctor.) I see no point in lying and saying that I'm younger or trying to hide my age.   I can't imagine being 30 again, that wasn't such a great year.  So far life at 39 seems pretty great, and 38 was out of this park.  So, if things keep getting better, no clue what could happen next..  I might just run the world by the time I'm 40, and let me tell you, the world according to Lisa would be pretty cool.  So, I embrace my age and I'm going with it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Birthday Soiree

Being born in December, I have grown accustomed to having my birthday passed over.  What with all the holdiay craziness etc.  The past year has been so amazing, and I fully expect the amazingness to continue so I decided that that would just not do.  I organized myself a little birthday soiree.  I invited a bunch of my favorite people, people I know in a variety of different ways.  I made food, cocktails and set my house up for a party.  My friend, Kim, made me a cake.  I laughed, I smiled, I entered the last year of my 30s on a good note.

Thanks to all who came and helped me celebrate my birthday.  This has the beginnings of a pretty good year..

Friday, December 4, 2009

Guest Starring... Me

Last night I was on BlogTalkRadio as a guest on the Dr. Anonymous show.  We talked about how I got into the blogosphere the impact that blogging has had on my life.  Why I did a triathlon, and issues related to protecting our privacy as physicians in the blogosphere and our patient's privacy as well.  I had fun, I hope that those of you who listened did too.

Below is a link to the archive of the show. Sadly no video due to some trouble with the video feed last night. Oh well, I guess Dr. Anonymous will have to have me back...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where you'll find me tomorrow night!!

I have made some friends in the blogosphere and am followed on twitter by a bunch of very interesting doctor types who are also in the blogosphere.  Somehow through one of these connections I have been invited to be a guest on the Doctor Anonymous Show on BlogTalkRadio tomorrow night, December 3, at 6pmPT/ 9pm ET.  We're going to be talking about stuff--- Neonatology, my trip to Mongolia, my life as a doctor, my experience as a patient and whatever else anyone finds intersting.  Join us, won't you.