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21 February 2010 @ 10:06 pm
stress-o-meter  
Some of my classmates have a countdown to our finals on Facebook.

... I should like to murder each and every one of them, individually, with pain.

(Not just because of that, actually - the exams can't come soon enough. Just because the hospital is a festering cesspile of stress and negative energy and YOU KNOW WHAT, IF I GET SPASTIC PARAPARESIS IN MY CLINIC I WILL JUST BLUFF IT, OKAY? I WON'T ACTUALLY DIE. AMAZINGLY, NEITHER WILL YOU.) (Unless I kill you. Which is far more likely.)

I have been studying for twelve hours straight. Today, and yesterday. This makes a change from most weekends, when I have lectures. I decided I needed a timeout when I realised I wanted to kill a patient because HE WOULD NOT FOLLOW MY FINGER DURING A VISUAL EXAM.

Times like these usually require me to spend a long time gazing at pictures of Himalayan kittens, but I'm afraid I might end up with an urge to kill THEM too. Which would be the pinnacle of horrific.

OTHERWISE I'M WONDERFUL, HOW ARE YOU?
 
 
 
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: deathandthemaiden_inbetween_ on February 21st, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Unwell and surfing flistflist, captured by your capslock, now wondering about how to bluff spastic paraparesis and those endangered kittens.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Re: bluffing spastic paraparesis - you'd guess that it involved two legs (para), caused paralysis (paresis) and with spasticity (spastic). It's a bad example as I actually know about it, like that the most common cause is MS and you should thus look for optic atrophy on fundoscopy and OMG OMG MAKE ME STOP.

Point Himalyans are THE CUTEST BAR NONE. Do you think if I coo at him enough he'll come out of the computer?
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on February 22nd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
*cough* well, I'd not even think that but hey, it's important that you know and you actually tought me something (also I'd wondered if you'd pretend to be suddenly paralysed in both legs to get out of the test, but now I see you'll just look into the patients eyes with your viewfinder).

I tried, so far no luck!!
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: House-No Applause?lanitha on February 21st, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Something else to focus on: What else after this, Miss R.??
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Final med holiday! (Provided we can decide on a destination.) Graduation with PRESENTS and hopefully a new dress. Then work starts and my life ends.
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: House-State The Obviouslanitha on February 25th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Well those a GREAT things to look forward to!
Except the end of your life, of course... No way to postpone the inevitable by studying some? Specializing further?
On the other hand, work = income, income = good!!!
Jo: DIE!animeartistjo on February 22nd, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
I offer you sympathy, though before exams, I'm more a procrastinator until the last minute where I cram, take 15 minute naps when appropriate, and mainline tea.

In the meanwhile, here's a happy/adorable/sweet/love/etc photo. Or again, if you've seen it already:

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jehnt: narnia - will - fabulousjehnt on February 22nd, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD THAT PICTURE OMG

YOU JUST MADE MY DAY

I LOVE IT SO MUCH I CAN'T EVEN

I WISH SCIENCE HAD PROGRESSED TO THE POINT WHERE THEY COULD HAVE BABIES, THEY WOULD BE THE CUTEST BABIES EVER
Jo: Squeeanimeartistjo on February 22nd, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm glad to spread the squee. No moar murdering kittens-urge now? Murdering patients-urge I can understand, but not-so-much the innocent kitties. XD

I've been searching the net for a bigger version I can use as a wallpaper, but so far, no luck.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T BELIEVE I ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT IT AND YOU DON'T GIVEN THE 12 HOURS STUDY AND ALL AND ME NOT WATCHING OLYMPICS *amused*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that is the SWEETEST. I would be so tempted by iceskating RPF if I had, like, THE TIME. Still.

(Of note, my exams are actually over two months away. THAT IS ACTUALLY NOT ENOUGH TIME. D:)
dreamerneva on February 22nd, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Reading your LJ constantly makes me feel more human. Not because I do anything even vaguely related to medicine but because it seems like you don't censor your desire to MAIM&KILL when you're stressed.

That said, good luck with the exams! And just know that I'm here, in the middle of winter in Minnesota, having a very similar reaction to totally different events. <3
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
it seems like you don't censor your desire to MAIM&KILL when you're stressed.

Do people usually? This IS the internet. (Although I do it IRL too, which is why I keep getting 'I always know where I stand with you!' from people. To which, duh.)

Thank you! I have started collecting it well in advance. ;D

purelytaintedktpurelytaintedkt on February 22nd, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
aww. -internet hugs- I'm in college to be an art teacher, and I'm about ready to off myself. I don't want to contemplate being a doctor. it would make me empty out the tiny closet here in my dorm and lock myself in it (as i am claustrophobic i would then cease breathing and die)

Take a deep breath.

Picture something inherently hysterical

Proceed to laugh the breath out.

<3
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Hmm. The things I laugh about aren't exactly funny ... like how bad 'The Famished Road' is, or why no one can decide if you can treat renal cell carcinoma with chemo or not.

Regardless! Thank you for the kind wishes. :D
purelytaintedktpurelytaintedkt on February 22nd, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
As long as it amuses you to the point of laughing, it doesn't matter to me what you laugh at. -unless it's me, in which case i don't care to know about it-

^_^
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on February 22nd, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
OMG. I just googled Himalayan kittens. OMG SO CUTE.

Anyways. I'm sorry you're stressing! But I'm sure you'll do very well and hopefully better than all of your annoyingly stressed out classmates. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT!!!

The sad truth is that won't be the case. However, I will have a Himalyan kitten (eventually) and they won't, so NYAH!
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on February 22nd, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Himalayan kittens can make up for a lot, I can't lie. Jeez they're so cute!
Sereniaserenia on February 22nd, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
I prescribe 15 minutes of http://kittenwar.com/ - good luck! :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 22nd, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh man, Kittenwar! I haven't been on that site in aaaaaaages. :D
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Oh god, I'm in 4th year now and I thought that was bad. At least we don't have weekend lectures here- but then again, we don't actually know anything. So swings and roundabouts. I'm currently so terrified of the possibility of graduating; working as a junior doctor has to be scarier than failing a 5 year degree. I think.

xxx
-anonmedic
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 23rd, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
We have weekend lectures to practice saying the three most common causes of anything ... harder than it sounds. Nahhh, working as a doctor will be beans compared to this. Just filling in forms and taking blood! Easy street!