Sunday, August 30, 2009

Med School or Bust: Steve goes from blue to red

After several months of working in the outpatient lab department at UVRMC in Provo, UT, Steve Christiansen has decided to move on to bigger and better things- medical school at the University of Utah. Not able to forget his "roots" as a young courier boy, transporting specimens to and from the lab day after day, he is excited to start this new journey, in hopes that he will, at some point, be the one on the other side of the phone giving orders and diagnoses. Coworker Megan Shaw describes this transition as "hard, but exciting." "It will be difficult coming to work everyday, knowing there won't be anymore KSL at 5, 'Leverage' episodes on a slow Saturday, or milkshake runs over at the hospital- not to mention the prank calls as 'batman'." Shaw firmly believes Steve's ability to make a statement was a major factor in his acceptance to med school. "Yeah, Steve was a trend-setter. His sunglasses and pee bucket-hats were 'all the rave' among patients. I wouldn't be surprised if it caught on amongst his fellow med students."

The atmosphere at UVOC is quiet and less enthusiastic as the reality of Steve's absence continues to set in. Each coworker agrees "It's just not the same without him." Yet, patients continue to come and blood, poop, and pee continue to make their way to the main lab in pink buckets, carried by the hands of hopeful replacement Javier. "These are big shoes to fill, but Javier seems determined to try his best. Although no one can ever take the place of our Stev-o, we are willing to take a chance."

To my good friend Steve: Good luck Buddy! Keep following your dreams with confidence and faith. We love and miss you!


  1. Wow. What an awesome blogpost Meg! You are the best! I do really miss seeing all of you! Life for me is crazy, and thanks to you I just updated my blog. Check it out.

    Thanks for the post megs, I loved reading it. :)

  2. Holy cow Meg, I love reading your blog. This last post was perfectly funny. I also can't believe how big your two youngest siblings have gotten. I guess it's been like 4 years since I've seen them, wow. Your lil sis looks so much like Whitney! Crazy. Much love,
    Katie Laws