Quote of the week:

“They'd have to shoot me to get me back to Illnois."

~Abraham Lincoln upon going to WDC to become president

Monday, December 3, 2007

The stars are aligned for me today...

…And the Gods are smiling upon me. I called today and FINALLY got the word on our accreditation results. We got 4 years, full accreditation, with no interim report. I am shitting happy bricks. Our review/interview was in early June. The physician who was the lead reviewer for us was, well, how do I put this? Oh, I know--A complete f#¢king a$$hole, who had an ax to grind and we were his honing stone. The co-reviewer spent the whole interview trying to mediate and facilitate between the Dr. and us. Even though you know when you’ve done well, when someone else holds the outcome in their hands, you don’t always know how it’s going to turn out. I will get the official ‘piece of paper’ in the mail later this week that has all of the details. But 4 years, full. I’m happy.

Additionally, I received notice today that an abstract I submitted to present at a conference in May was accepted. Vancouver, BC, here I come! If I didn’t have to drive out of town tonight, I’d be sipping some good Highland single malt scotch in celebration. Damn, I’m so frickin’ hot, I’m on fire today!

At Thanksgiving, I got a cold from my nephew. My colds usually turn into the nasty bronch infections. For the first time in 15 or more years, it didn’t! Are these $8K monthly infusions of IgG finally working after two years?!? Woo Fucking Hoo! Let me say it again, WOO FUCKING HOO!! Has the December curse finally vacated?


nosugrefneb said...

w00t! Congrats!

gay CME guy said...

Thanks, man. I'm pretty stoked. On all counts.
In fact, I'm back from Peoria and sipping my 1979 scotch. (My scotch is probably older than you, isn't it?)
Happily, it's a week I'm not on any antibiotics, so I can actually drink.
I really was sweating the accreditation results. As were my boss and two of my CME chairs who were at the site review with me. Now I can get working on my application to grad school for my PhD.
Life is good.