Monday, September 12, 2016

I've had some stuff going on health-wise which is why I haven't posted yet. I promise it's coming, I just really need to get this all sorted out first. To complicate matters, I have new health insurance through school and here was a mix up with my paperwork so I don't have a contract or insurance card yet meaning I can't go see a doctor yet. I'm 90% sure I know what's going on, that it's a flare up of an old issue, but I need the meds for it and I can't fill a prescription without proof of health insurance or without a prescription.

I haven't had a lot of energy because of what's been going on and the pain has gotten to the point where I'm struggling to focus in class, so you can imagine how that affects my time to write when I have to go over my lectures multiple times because I can't focus. It hit me out of nowhere. I'm sorry for getting everyone's hopes up.

That being said, I got through my first set of midterms and  passed all of them, I even got scores high enough to qualify for honors on two of them. I'm really enjoying medical school so far, I think it suits me a lot. I haven't felt so laid back in my life and I know medical school is usually high stress but for me it's had the opposite effect. I'm having a really good experience and even though I miss my friends and my dad from back home, I'm glad I chose the school I did and I'm happy to be where I am right now. I will say that the classes I'm taking now are a tad boring and technical but once this semester is over we finally start to get taking classes that are more based on clinical skills, diagnosis, and disease states. I've been waiting for those classes for six years. I'm ready for them.

I know that a lot of my readers think I'm delusional for thinking I'll be able to write while in medical school but the fact that I have a master's degree in anatomy eases my course load tremendously, I'm also not working or volunteering, so, really, medical school has actually been less packed than my schedule as a pre-med student and a graduate student. I recognize the irony of saying this when I haven't been able to post but the reason is because of my health, not medical school. Even if I wasn't in medical school I doubt I'd have the energy to write with what's going on. I'm not completely unrealistic, though, I will be ending the blog before I start my clinical rotations. I want to give the blog the send off it deserves and I intend to do that in time.