Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jeans and "the" Match

Well, I've finally made it back to the blog after being sucked into the abyss that was my surgery rotation and internal medicine rotation. I still agree with my previous assessment- that I love the OR. Surgery was much better than OB/GYN - hours were just as long, or longer - but still amazing. Many of my friends commented on how happy I was. I had found my nitch. Internal medicine is ...well...over. During this time, I put on my jeans at some point and realized how amazing jeans can be! Constantly wearing scrubs or clinic attire didn't really "bother" me, but I forgot how awesome it can feel to put on a pair of JEANS.

Today was Match Day for all the MSIV's across the country. Why this was nerve-racking for me? - I can't explain. I was nervous for some of my friends. Then I think it also occured to me that this life changing day is only a year away for me now. That's scary. A lot happens between now and then.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

No More Babies for You

Well, after my first real week on OB/GYN, I realize that I have no time to study and very little time to sleep. I've also found out that I love the OR!! This week I got to observe and assist on many abdominal hysterectomies. I don't think that I ever realized how big fibroids could make a uterus or how incredibly happy some women are to get rid of their uterus. I found it all to be slightly awesome.

Off to study-laundry-clean-sleep and all the other things that don't happen during the week.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

1 down, 5 to go

Wow, I really don't feel like 1/6 of my third year of medical school is already over. But IT IS!! I'm excited to be finished with my first rotation - that being psychiatry. It was really not for me. I could handle the outpatient care just fine, but acutely ill schizophrenics and other psychotic patients were not my favorite. I have decided that I need to do a much better job of studying during my other rotations. That good ol' type A-perfectionistic-slightly-obsessed-med-student personality makes you kick yourself when you don't feel like you know as much as you should in a given topic. Oh well! I'm pretty sure for the rest of the time I get to write "psych consult" and be done with it. Other than those PCPs that like to try to manage depression themselves...argg!

On another note, I finally sold my Monte Carlo! YAY! I even got close to what I wanted for it. Now I need to buy the new toys I want to keep my Santa Fe nice...but I should probably wait until my slacker loan company decides to cough up the money that I needed back at the beginning of July. *sigh*

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Life, Love, and 404 File not Found

I know that most people do not like rejection, however I think that using technology to soften the blow is a little lame. Text messages, chat programs, social network websites, and email. Sure, rejection hurts less when it's not face-to-face, but the sincerity and level of interest are lacking to a high degree when the original message from the person pursuing a relationship cannot be delivered in a more personal fashion. Even when you've met a girl before, asking her out via an AIM chat is not the way to go.

I'd like to think that most people are also becoming aware of the vulnerabilities that they open themselves up to by trying to establish romantic relationships over the internet. For the longest time, I refused to join myspace for that very reason. Sketch-sketchiddy. I was convinced to join facebook where I understood it to be a closed social network. However, now after being a member for over two years, I have received messages, with the nature of being hit on, from a person I don't know. My response - same as my dog's least convincing trick: play dead. Fortunately, this game plan will allow my profile to remain hidden from this person. I guess letting them see it might clue them into the fact that I'm in a relationship already - a college neighbor who approached me in person to express interest in me. Ballsy, huh?

How did our grandparents ever do it? They were able to establish relationships without the use of computers!?!

So, if you are looking for love on the internet, maybe you should become familiar with the 404 File Not Found message - at least if you are looking my direction, you should go educate yourself:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mean people

I'd like to think that people are not intentionally mean. I guess some people are, but I guess I've learned how to avoid most of them or I've learned not to let them bother me.

Then there are the people that you let get close to you, either by choice (friends and relationships) or not (family). In some very wrong way, these people can be meaner than the ones that you don't even know. Why that is the case? I don't know. Maybe you've given them the right by allowing them into your life. If that's true, then I can only see that you get hurt due to your own stupidity.

If only I had a lifetime supply of cream pies to throw in faces of all the mean people I ever had to deal with. I wouldn't feel any smarter, but I would at least feel better.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The move

Recently, one of the more exciting events in my life was moving to a new city. I was very delighted to move to a place that has mountains after two years of living in the Great Plains region. I also thought it would be neat to get to live in a desert climate for awhile.

Well since moving to El Paso, it has rained almost daily. It's irronic when you get to watch the desert turn green in front of your eyes. I was amused this morning to look out my windows and notice that the Franklin Mountains had been eaten by the rain clouds for two reasons: 1) for the past 2 years, I have not been able to see "ground" without actively looking down, and 2) I moved to the desert.

Who knew that hurricanes could have this kind of effect on the desert?