I’m still here. I have all these ideas for cool posts, but I keep getting distracted by silly things like “med school” and “showering”.
BUT TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT, WORLD. I’m going to sit here and hammer out some thoughts that bear no relation to each other, even if it kills me. (Or gets in the way of “med school” or “showering”, which is… a little more likely.)
1. Neuro is the best unit ever. I’m in a honeymoon phase with the idea of being a neurologist. I want to learn all about stroke syndromes! And assess all sorts of sensory deficits! And frolic in a field of magical reflex hammers and sunshine.
… Right? I’m pretty sure that’s what being a neurologist is all about. (Especially the frolicking and reflex-ing parts. Nailing a reflex is incredibly satisfying.)
Though, to be fair, this kind of cheerful conviction probably explains why I was waitlisted at another med school for “lack of clinical experience”.
(Note: not lack of “meaningful” or “significant” clinical experience: lack of clinical experience entirely. Which was really harsh, in retrospect – It’s like they didn’t even care that I spent 2 solid years following Grey’s Anatomy.)
And they also ignored the 1 year I spent forcing patients into wheel-chairs against their will. Also known as “hospital volunteering“. Or – alternately – as “Please, sir, I need you to stay in this wheelchair for liability reaso – no! Damnit! COME BACK HERE.”
… Nevermind. That other med school really dodged a bullet.
2. I’m 3 lectures behind in neuroscience and 1 lecture behind in neuroanatomy, and yet, you know the only thing I’m worried about? Today I was carrying around a can of seltzer water, and someone told me my seltzer water habit always makes them wonder if I’m day-drinking.
And then I realized – wait, is seltzer water the sort of thing normal people only drink when they’re sneaking G&Ts? Is that why I’m the only person in the class who drinks it daily? Is that why somebody once elbowed me and whispered, “I’m so glad I’m not the only person drinking right now!” and I said “Huh?” and they looked at me strangely?
… Oh my god. I need to give up seltzer water: the most innocent habit a person could ever have.
MY LIFE IS SAD.