It’s revision season everyone.
Are you excited?
My revision blog is restarting. Medicine by post it note, a new dawn, a new day, a new life.
Visit now for a new post whenever I can be bothered to make them (i.e. in the month or so run up to an exam…)
Exciting times to be had by all :)
Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
My last two posts appear to contradict each other. I like them on their own philosophies though. And it’s really cool because in both of them the pavement could be said to represent the status quo, but it’s broken in different ways.
Do you crack through the limitations of the path that has been set for you, or do you take a different one entirely?
The exam went okay, I think. There was a nice 10 mark question about the Asia chart (google it kids) and also a Smiths fracture, which I probably only got because I had heard of it coming up before and everyone putting Colles. It was all quite trauma oriented, which was a bit irritating as I haven’t seen a great deal of trauma. Ah well.
After the exam we went to the pub, then since I’ve come home I’ve just pissed about, sleeping inappropriately and procrastinating. Post exam treat, I’ll do some work tomorrow. Maybe. (Maybe.)
highwaytoradiotherapy asked: Once you get this, you have to say 5 nice things about yourself and send to ten of your favorite followers! luv yrself =^.^=
HOKAY, it’s surprisingly hard to come up with ‘nice’ things and not just like quirky things. Most of my interesting facts are neutrally quirky.
- I guess I’m quite logical, methodical, good at understanding how stuff works, how things fit together. Means I am actually reasonably passable at most stuff I try, one of the most irritating traits a human being can have.
- My hair is quite cool when I can be arsed to do it properly.
- Fairly good at writing. Good at word and sentence.
- I can make dinner out of the weirdest collection of ingredients I find in my fridge and it always tastes good. Either that or my taste buds are just completely numb to the weirdness of the food.
- I’ve been making pretty christmas decorations out of salt dough stars on strings and they look really pretty. String one is up, string two is a work in progress.
So today was a busy day, I had a doctor appointment, then a nurse appointment, then I had to go to clinic and do my assessment.
The doctor appointment was okay, but she said I seemed less well than when I last saw her in October which isn’t great. It’s only been 4 weeks since I went up to 150mg, so need to give it more time, but probably need to review it in January and ugh it all just sucks a bit.
I asked about the heat intolerance thing and apparently it can be caused by SSRIs but she’s put a blood test on the system anyway so I can go get my FBC and all checked if I want.
Nurse appointment was very similar. A case of not as good as I was, but waaaay better than earlier in the year. Need to give the 150mg a bit more time, try and chill a bit over Christmas, and review it in the new year.
Assessment was okay as well. Fortunately I got the diagnosis right, and didn’t look like a complete numbskull on looking at x-rays. I even had to look at an MRI which seemed a bit harsh cos they’re really complicated. But I got satisfactories on the history taking bits and some ‘with distinctions’ on the examination and problem solving bits, which is just hilarious because usually it’s the other way round. I got with distinction on the ‘relationship with patients’ bit as well, which was nice. Apparently I managed to get my empathy hat on.
Anyway, it’s the end of block exam in the morning which I am almost hilariously unprepared for. It’s not til 11am so if I go to sleep now I should wake up at a semi reasonable time and be able to get a couple of hours of revision done in the morning. I just want to pass the bloody thing. Really hope there’s a nice juicy shoulder question. I like shoulders.
And that is the exceedingly boring update. I do have some amusing stories from the block though, which I’ll try to remember to share when I’m in a slightly sparklier mood.