that's hilarious. when i was in college i was a total night owl. i really came alive really late and loved it. i am now totally not a night person because i have to get up for surgery. however, i tend to chill out in bed watching a movie, tv, reading a book, or surfing the net until about 10:30 to 11:30, depending on when i would have to wake up the next day. then most of all my surgeries start much later like 8 am at the earliest in most cases or 9 am in many cases.
what was really interesting was that in Asia when I studied there for 5 months (you can read about my travels next week. i have a 5 part series on asian cities for my written blog) I found their habits particularly antithetical to my Western training. There, surgery would start between 10 to 11 am. lunch would be about 4 pm after surgery. clinic would continue until 8 pm or so. then dinner, of course.
in the U.S., we would start surgery 6:30 to 7:30 am and during residency we would start pre-rounding on vascular patients at 4 am to cover the notes necessary for 60 some odd patients then round at 5 am so that we could be in surgery at 6:30 am. crazy! i have somehow blissfully settled on surgical cases between the extremes of the early U.S. times and the very late Asian times. I actually only do one case a day so that I can enjoy the case and give my patients my best. I actually thought about doing a video on all of this. I think it is rather interesting. Hey, that is what stimulated me to write last week's blogs were these forum posts. Fertile territory for great ideas to share! Not easy writing over 100 interesting and original blogs a year.