Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Another New Urology Blog
I discovered a new urology blog -Urology Clinic News!
I've enjoyed what I have read so far and look forward to going back to read more. I've added this blog to my urology section in my blogroll.
It turns out they have my SeaSpray blog linked as being listed as a top urology blog. I like that... but, while I am in good company with the others listed and I like the title... I will have to leave a comment with a correction.(I did leave a correction in comments, but it doesn't appear there now.)
I have written a lot from a patient's perspective about my urological experiences, with a few generalized urology posts. My SeaSpray blog has been the perfect outlet for me to vent my urologic concerns and/or frustrations ... usually with humor... but also from my heart...depending on the situation I am writing about.
I have written about uro procedures, being stented and unstented, men's urinals(the pictures drew me in :) and foley caths, SDS, pre-op, OR and post-op, inpatient, out patient, ER, Bajingoland exams, office visits both on clinic and office sides, the doctors and staff, my hopes, fears (surgeries) and God knows I have now developed a keen fascination for whizzie winkles. ;)
My SeaSpray blog... really called "SeaSprays-it's a Wonderful Life" (Accidentally omitted SeaSpray's - in the title and can't change it now but is in the URL.) is mostly about things that happen in my life and a good part of it was based on medical because of my urologic history when I began this blog. But I also worked in a hospital for 20 years.. in emergency registration and wore some other hats along the way.
So... that is why I joined the medical blogosphere... because of my personal experiences while working in the medical environment as well as my newly acquired experiences as "The patient".
Well actually.. the first draw was the exquisite humor in the med blogs. Then it snowballed and it has turned into one of my favorite hobbies of all time because I have always been passionate about writing and have found an outlet with my blog... as well as reading and commenting in other blogs. Not only do I appreciate the exquisite humor... but the intellectual discussions... friendship and support along the way.
I see my blog as both. It is a patient blog... but also medical in that I also write from a medical work experience perspective and will be working back in the medical arena soon... although I will keep that separate. I may write about work... but like others have with disclaimers.. it would be more the idea of something, not actual facts or descriptions in anyway identifiable.
I would never compromise an employer or patient's confidentiality... just as I would never want mine compromised.
Actually...this blog is eclectic, in that I write about many different things... but has been most cathartic for me from a patient's perspective. :)