Sunday, May 8, 2011

Random thoughts

This has been an interesting week and weekend.  A lot of stuff happened (some good, some bad) - you'd think I'd have things to write about after it... but oddly I don't.  I'm not sure if my brain is just shutting down, but the whole week just seems like a haze.  I know stuff happened - but I'm not quite sure what they were.  Hopefully this happens to everyone at some point.  If not I'm either (a) getting really old or (b) need to seek medical help.

On a side note: one important thing we learned this week is never say a patient died "because they are old".  If your boss asks you "why does the patient have these issues", don't answer "because they are old!" That pearl of wisdom had us cracking up for a while.

We learned about the physiology of coitus (yes, seriously).  This was a nice capstone to our earlier lectures on how to build strong, positive relationships.  That earlier lecture on building good relationships was amazing - I feel like those were 2 lectures everyone should watch.  It can, quite literally, change your life.

Have I mentioned I love medical school?

Two more things:

1. Happy mother's day!  More than that, I want to say thanks to all the mothers out there.  We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you, and we wouldn't be the people we are if you weren't "lovingly encouraging" us to reach our potential.  Keep it up!  We may not be able to thank you as young kiddies, but we will once we are old / mature enough.  Even if we don't say it, we appreciate you being there for us - don't ever stop.

2. We've got a remembrance ceremony coming up.  This is for all those great souls who donated their bodies to science so the medical students can learn anatomy and human physiology.  I'm humbled and honored to be a participant in the ceremony.  I feel like anything we do to thank them will pale in comparison to what they've done for us (and for all of our future patients), but we are going to try anyway.  Hopefully things will go well on Wednesday, and their families will see how much we appreciate what our donors have given us.

Ok, I'm running on 4.5 hours of sleep (not because I was studying) - time to catch up !

- Karthik

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