Saturday, April 2, 2016
Block 3 Week 10: What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
For those who haven't heard, I finally was able to rescue the HB from the hospital and bring him home last Tuesday. He is still on the mend, despite him insisting that he was ready to go back to work on Friday. Don't worry, I didn't let him even try it. I'm not sure I'll be as successful on Monday. He's really itching for things to be back to normal. Meanwhile, I'm not sure I'll ever feel normal again. I mean, it felt pretty normal while his body was quietly turning on him that Saturday three weeks ago. I find I'm rather afraid to admit to normal at any time in the near future for fear that I'm misinformed.
If anyone has ever had to witness someone they love experience something this horrible, you'll understand what helpless means. All he wanted was to feel better, and all I wanted was for him to feel better too. If he'd have asked for it, I would have gladly lassoed the moon and dragged it down here if it would make him well again. As it stands, he's having to wait around until his body recovers from this mess. This is probably not as hard as having to endure pancreatitis pain, but it's pretty hard. He's making good progress every day though, and I can tell he's not going to let this keep him down for long.
I haven't had a lot to say about how medical school is going for the last few weeks. Pardon me for being distracted a bit by present circumstances. To say that school and studying took the back burner is a HUGE understatement. It was really fun when finals started. We've had four finals, a practical, and standardized patient so far. The two I've gotten grades back on have been good, surprisingly. I didn't fail anything yet that I know of. I might have gotten REALLY close with that pharmacology final. We'll keep our fingers crossed on that one. The OMM practical was not too bad, and my standardized patient was actually fun. Except for the SOAP note. I kinda scrubbed that a bit. Hopefully they'll have mercy. Coming up this week is the ophthalmology final and the anatomy final and practical. I'm pretty nervous about all of those, so please keep me in prayer if you don't mind. I have a serious case of block break-itis, and it's making studying kind of a pain. Add that to all the fun of the last few weeks and it's almost impossible to accomplish anything. Especially with the beautiful weather.
One last thing I might add to any med students (currently or future) who happen to trip over this blog sometime. OSMOSIS. The only reason I have passed any exams here lately is because I have depended heavily on Osmosis. It is an online study tool that a lot of people in my class use. All of the lectures are uploaded there, and you can do questions based on each lecture, or by subject or module (this is the best, modules make up a lecture portion that is on a specific exam). Anyway, check it out! It might just save you some study time that you can use to go outside and get some vitamin D. It's important, yo.
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