Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Winter break is in full swing, and I have spent the last several days doing (almost) nothing! Normally, that would sound less than spectacular, but in this case, it is great. Not to sound like I'm bragging, but I've been working pretty hard, and its real nice to get a break.
We've had a pretty big snowstorm here, and there's a lot of snow around. Nathan's school had a snow day on Monday, and there's a lot of snow around. (Oh yeah, I'm at the lake right now, not South Bend) I've been back in Merry Lea a couple of times, and it was a really a whole different experience back there when there's a foot of snow on the ground.
Other than that, there isn't that much to tell. I'm just enjoying the break.

Friday, December 14, 2007


That's how much of medical school I have done. With the semester over, I thought it would be a good idea to finally write some more on here. Mostly, I've just been studying, which doesn't translate into anything cool to write about. But supposedly I learned all of histology in 3 and a half weeks... I took the NBME shelf exam today, so I guess when I get the results back, I'll find out if I really did learn what I needed to know.
Anyway, I now have about 2 weeks off of school.
So I guess that about covers it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I couldn't think of a good title...

If you had asked me today "How are you doing?", I would have said (like Joyce of Wengatz hall cleaning fame): "Doin' pretty good for a Monday...!" Actually, it was a pretty good day. Probably the best thing to happen was that I found out I pretty much rocked my histology test's world. So that had me feeling pretty smart...
However, tonight I went to this talk "they" had at the school about blood clotting and deep vein thrombosis (prophylactic thrombolytics to be more specific...). It was really geared for the orthopedic surgeons in the audience, of which I am clearly not one. After that, I no longer felt smart at all. In fact I felt pretty dumb. Most of the time, I had about a 10% idea what they were talking about. But on the positive side, I got to watch some people argue with the presenters during the Q&A time. So that was interesting. But again, they were mostly arguing about stuff I didn't quite understand.
Anyway, I enjoyed it on some level, mostly on the level of: 'wow, look how much you don't know--now go study!' Which isn't all bad.