3rd Year So Far: Attempting to establish contact with the outside world again

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Hello World! Did you miss me? You should have…we have a special thing going on. In fact, by my calculations, you should be pretty deficient by now from not receiving your doses of Vitamin Ray. Are you ready…open wide….

Whoever said 3rd year is much easier and chill is a LIAR!! Since day one I’ve been running fast out the gate and the only two times I’ve slowed down have been due to getting sick. Ha! Yea, sick twice in 5 weeks!! That’s what happens when you’re at 31.5 credits (13 classes) and doing two clinic shifts. You ready to trade lives for a day??

If you think taking vitamin C, D, multivitamin, probiotics, greens, Chinese herbs, etc will save you, think again!! They help, but none of it matters if you don’t get rest. Of course rest/sleep is overrated in med school. Just like Etna Mode (The Incredibles) saying “NO CAPES!”… med school tell me “NO SLEEP!” The bastard!

Don’t listen to it! One of the biggest allies in staying healthy and sane = SLEEP! It’s not advice, it’s down right fact.

Moving on to new business, what the heck am I’m doing with this blog this year?
My answer: I HAVE NOT A CLUE!

If you don’t mind, I’m just going to feel it out and be whimsical. You may see some article postings, random recipes, the occasional vent, and more entertaining visual graphics depending on how easy I find them (I don’t make ANY of these gifs). I certainly won’t be able to always post daily. Unfortunately, there is just not enough time for me to do that. However, I’ll do what I can to keep you all satiated with healthy doses of Vitamin Ray!

As always, thanks for the support and love! Stay tuned to my never-ending shit-show 😉 XOXO

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When a patient says “I have a tight ass” during the digital rectal exam

It took everything I had to fight back laughing while I was still in the room:

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Even now, I’m still cracking up from the fact someone actually said that while a clinician’s finger was still examining the patient’s bumhole. The patient was serious about the comment, but definitely meant it for some humor too.  I’m telling you folks, this stuff is too good to make up!

It’s moments like these where being in clinic and working with patients reminds me why I love my job!

 

Biggest realization after my first day as a secondary on clinic shift

Hahaha! After two years of learning huge volumes of medical information (pieces of info, really) it’s now time to use the next two years to put it all together. I’ll admit, I’m a bit scared by it all, but that’s normal and par for the course. No worries though, I’m being supervised to ensure no lives are in immediate danger…I hope!

If something goes wrong, I’m sure you’ll see my trial on TV 😉

 

First Male Genitalia and Prostate Exam

Today I completed my first male genitourinary exam. Prior to the exam, I felt nervous but just knew I’d leave the exam feeling like this…

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RUDE AWAKENING! While I did a great job for my first exam, I actually felt more like this afterward…

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It was a mixed bag of emotions and confusion. The exam itself I think is awkward and weird in and of itself. I mean, there is just nothing glamorous or amazing about sticking your finger up a man’s butt!

In fact, this whole week challenged my personal boundaries. That’s another lesson we learn in med school: overcome your issues with personal space and physical touch. It’s NOT easy!! You understand what you’re doing and why, but it still  takes time to emotionally cope. Everyday is a working progress. Thank goodness for wine…and on that note…

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