It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon on a Saturday and I am so damn tired. My brain feels like it is stuffed with cotton balls and my eyes are droopy and my head is heading closer and closer to the table. This week I started my Head and Neck rotation and it has been intense! I was attached to the Ophthalmology and ENT unit for the week but on top of that I also attended Endocrinology tutes and Neurology tutes which ironically blow my mind. The timetable for this rotation is jammed packed with tutes and I’m arriving home past 6.
I think I’ll go for a nap after this post; my head and body don’t seem very interested in doing an assignment or preparing for a gazillion presentations right now.
This week’s lovelies:
Ophthalmologists: I have yet to meet a mean ophthalmologist! They are the nicest people in the world! When I was in the outpatient clinic, they would always call me if there was something interesting to see. During the audit they told me and my rotation partner to sit at the table with them to share the free cakes, danishes and orange juice (which was a pleasant surprise for us because on the Gen Med rotation, only doctors were allowed to sit at the table during meetings). I also got to see 2 cataract surgeries and the surgeon (opthalmologist) drew me a picture showing what he was doing and he was too cute because he operated in his socks. Teehee~ It’s a pity I only get to spend a week with them; a week is too short! D:
Scrubs season 8: Finally I have it in a hot little folder on my laptop! YAYAYAY! I have watched 4 episodes so far and they have been awesome but sad.
Walking up 5 levels of stairs: It doesn’t sound too lovely but it’s been great since I have stopped exercising since uni started. The girls in my group have made a little pact that we would use the stairs instead of the lift at least once a day. I remember in the beginning I would be sooo puffed out and would be whining to Jess and Siobhan for making me walk! (Note 5, levels is our limit!– anymore more and it’s the lifts!) But now the puffing has reduced and it’s also strengthening me calves and quads ya’ll! Haha~
Other lovelies: kind and patient consultants; eccentric neurologists; Dave & Henry offering to give my friend & I a lift when they saw us at the tram stop- those boys are so nice!; Tiny Teddies!!!!; an intern calling me “cute”; Anton (ophthalmologist) being cheeky and being able to predict the level of my shortsightedness just by looking at me and then showing me how he did it; meeting a nice ENT resident who offered me his pager no. and telling me to “page him anytime!”; getting to know the people in my rotation group; using a slit lamp and seeing someone’s eye up-close– which was amazingly gross because the iris looks like seaweed! :D; getting my hair trimmed- I look like a pixie now! :p; stripping off my clinical clothes and changing into my Mooks tee & short shorts; finally getting on top of my budget annnnddddd nap time!