Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Work OUT

My sister has started a new workout routine. As I am trying to get in shape for the mountain biking season, I joined in. Yesterday we did the video the "30 day shred" level 2. Then I died a small death and then today we went jogging! My favorite! Erm, now I can't sit down, or get up, I can only stand. My only solice is that my sister hurts like I do. And that I can justify having some ice cream.

I delivered a baby today! Our second delivery of the week (our first was vaccuum so I didn't do it). I love delivering babies. It always makes me emotional.

Hopefully more will happen this week and then we'll have a nice weekend. I'm catching up with an old friend on Friday for coffee and I'm looking forward to that. Plus, he's a massage therapist, maybe he'll give me a discount :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

I got my new car this weekend! It's a manual so I've been spending the weekend reaquainting myself with driving manual. It really adds some excitement to the driving experience. Now I'm back to work but there's nothing happening this morning. I'm hoping that there weren't too many people who delivered over the weekend. I have 4 more weeks here and I'm really hoping for a babyfest. My cold is getting better, which can only signify good things to come :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dr. K's advice was excellent. I called my dad mid-meltdown and he called his insurance agent and saved the day. Things should be all set for picking up the car on Saturday. I'm stoked.

I have a really sore throat. I'm peeved - I feel like I've been sick all winter and now it's spring and I"m sick again. My nephew has the "coughs" and I wonder if this is the prelude.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tired of being a student

I'm so tired of being a student. I can't buy my own car without a cosign, I can't get insurance without being on my parents policy, I can't do freaking anything. I'm emotional today and I had to sign up for my LMCC which hasn't improved my mood. No babies are born yet. Ben isn't very sympathetic which is making me feel more pathetic. Who cries over insurance? I guess I do.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I am SOOO old. I bought a car this weekend. A Mazda 3 in (hopefully if it's still available) electric blue mica. It looks like this:
if not the electric blue, I'll get the dark grey or silver. Whichever they can find in a 5 speed manual for me. I signed a 5 year car loan, which doesn't mean much because it's only 1.9 percent and I'll be earning more in 2 years anyway so I can buy out the loan. I also bought some awesome mountain bike shoes today, 50% off at the bike show. 'Sidi's which are the best brand ever made basically.

I couldn't afford them at full price but at half price they're cheaper than any other 3 strap ratchet shoe on the market. Score. Good think I'm a woman with size 41.5 feet. I got the last pair.

The weekend has been too short. I'm ready for a good night's sleep tonight. Barring any babies of course.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Staying with my big sis

I'm finishing up med school by doing my family medicine rotation. I'm doing it in Guelph with a doctor who does afternoon clinic 4 days a week + OB. I think he delivers half the children in this city. Unfortunately, we only had one delivery this week since I've been here and he didn't call me for it because he didn't want to waste my whole day on an induction - I assured him yesterday that I want to see EVERY SINGLE BABY born in the next 6 weeks.

One of the best things about this rotation is staying with my sister in Guelph. She has two kids and is on mat leave so she's home for at least part of the day when I'm home. It's fun to hang out! My nephews are so darn cute. the littlest one just started to sit up and he's so cute. He has the best social smile ever. Plus, my sister makes me dinner. That's a great novelty. I feel bad, but I love it too. Next week I'll make the dinner.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Match day

So, although I had a good match day, some of my friends did not. I won't go into any deatils but I had a couple of friends who were bitterly disappointed by their results. I'm sure, in time, they will come to peace with it, or not, and move on. One friend considered her results such a failure that she was considering a career change. I think match day is a bad day to make that choice. We all thought it was over when we got into medical school and were told we would be doctors some day - what a load of bull. If only we had known what was coming. In good news, there were some very happy surprises and some expected good results among my friends as well. This helped to take the edge off the tearful phonecalls and consoling words that just couldn't say enough. I wish I was at my university on Monday to sit and be with the people I care about, instead I was at the other end of the phone trying to convey a hug through words.

In other news, I want to get on with my internal match to one of the two sites within my program. I haven't been contacted by my matched site yet and I'm wondering when that's going to happen! I hope soon.

Monday, March 09, 2009

I'm super stoked. I matched to my first choice! I'm nto sure if I should reveal what that is here because I'd like to keep this blog going. Maybe I'll start residentitis. Thanks for all your support!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tomorrow is match day. Duh duh duhhhhhhh. I'll let you all know how it goes - if I can ever remember my password for logging onto CaRMS.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Tomorrow is my LAST NBME exam! Hoorah. I just have to pass it. Tomorrow is also my last block exam of all of medical school. hoorah! Monday is match day. LMCC is a month and a bit away. Graduation is May 27. Things are moving very very quickly.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I have had really bad pimping days lately. Days in which I cannot answer a single question. Plastic surgery just doesn't seem to be my bag, but not only that, many of these things are simple family medicine things. For example: I cannot tell you whether a lesion is suspicious for basal cell, squamous cell or melanoma. I cannot tell you what the cardiac dose or anaphylaxis dose of epinephrine are (granted for the cardiac thing I haven't taken ACLS yet). I constantly forget the word tenosinovitis. I don't feel the bump that you're trying to tell me is there on the fractured but non-displaced zygomatic arch. These are only a few of the things I don't know. Life just sometimes seems to be going forward without me acquiring any more knowledge. That sucks.

2 days until stupid exams.