Thursday, October 11, 2012


Once in a while we get a call for an emergency case. Yesterday was such a day. I volunteered in the ER before while going through college, but what a difference when your job actually carries the responsibility in the process of resolving a life/death situation.

18 Years Old. Car accident. Broken Neck. Potential outcome quadriplegia. Its about 9pm and the surgery starts. My partner and I are running the neurophys part of this. It is different with scheduled surgeries, you see the patient, you talk to them, usually they are older, sweet people with lots of degenerative disc disease related pain.You ask them questions, then they share photos of their grand kids with you. Here the story is different. Its a boy, 18, he is small, unconscious, bloody on the operating table. I am hovering over him trying to put needles in as fast as I can, simultaneously wiping off the dirt and stale streams of red liquid. Anesthesia and nurses are working on IV's and everything else. There were six of them in the car. One died before making it to the hospital. Stress level is high, everyone is focused and absolutely in sink with the task at hand and the rest of the group. We are separate but one, going through the motions with a collective conscience. You can call this meditation at work, most will probably disagree but. This IS a state of  heightened awareness, clarity and focus.


Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

We finished around 00:20. 

My Job

I am a Neurophysiologist at several local hospitals in Corpus. I was fortunate to get this opportunity and that is why I temporarily relocated from San Deigo to go through training and gain Operation Room exposure. I have been doing this for a couple of month now and I Do love my job. The way I would summarize my daily "duties and responsibilities", is that I watch the waves.  Basically, surfing the ocean of electricity running through a human body, is my job. Navigating, interpreting, reporting the data of the electromyelograms, somatosensory evoke potentials and motor activity of the central and peripheral nervous system. I majored in Neurophysiology/Neuroscience in college and this position came as such an incredible gift that allows me to be in my field, continue my education on daily bases and help people.

Why I started a Blog from "Yeehaa Land"

I am finally starting this blog, after much contemplation. I wanted to start it when I just made my way to Corpus Christi, Texas from San Diego CA, but there were a few obstacles I had to overcome. Mainly technical, like finding a place to live, getting into the work flow, figuring out life:) so, now that I have ALL :) that taken care of, bravery kicked in to share my story day after day as I am going through this journey. I am planning to fill this space with stories, music, art, things I like and discover here and improvements I make in myself along the way. This blog will also have lots of Yoga wisdom in it as I just started yet another journey to become a certified Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga teacher. Really, it is more like starting to be a serious student of Yoga. To be a teacher, will take a class and lots of wisdom, now its just me and self contemplation:) I am starting this blog for me to have a recap of joys, rainy days and self reflections, for anyone interested in similar things as I and for anyone who may be sharing same experiences thoughts and feelings.