Wednesday, April 30, 2008


So, the first day of the camping season happened to coincide with the end of my "vacation" (in quotes because although it was a vacation from seeing patients in the hospital clinic, really it was an opportunity to be at school for classes 8-5, so I still wasn't at home much!).

Anyhow, as it was beautiful weather, we decided on an impromptu overnight camping trip to nearby Pinckney State Recreation Area. And when I say nearby, I really mean it -- the state park is closer than our chapel is! We all had a great time -- tinfoil dinners, Smores, pancakes, a lake nearby, and James got to experience sleeping in a tent for the first time. Not surprisingly, he ended up in his daddy's sleeping bag for most of the night -- and Wifey had a similar experience with Lilly over in the girls' tent!

All told, it was a great trip and we look forward to more camping to come over the summer!

Friday, April 04, 2008

My Work

So for those of you who are wondering what I do as an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident, here's an example -- this is a couple of photos I took on my phone in the OR quite some time ago -- the two guys operating in the background (far left) have just harvested a leg bone (fibula) and associated blood vessels, and the two guys sitting at the microscope are suturing in the vessels and plating that leg bone to reconstruct a jaw bone (mandible) that was partially resected because of cancer. Cool stuff, eh?