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04 September 2008 @ 05:48 pm
now i'm lured from the cave  
I found Top Gear fanfiction. I can now die happy.

Obstetrics lectures are terrifying. Today's contained ones of those anecdotes that I'll never be able to forget, on 'destructive operations.' They occur mainly in Africa, when women go into labour in the 'bush' - idek, I thought most of the continent was a desert? - and develop obstructed labour during which the baby dies; and they also have rupture of membranes and infection meaning caesarean sections are contraindicated, so they HAVE TO CUT THE BABY INTO PIECES. INTO PIECES. Which just solidified the 'not happening in my uterus kthanx' stance. My respect for women who have babies increases in direct proportion to my horror. I couldn't handle swollen ankles (I like my ankles the way they are!) let alone everything else. And obstetrics is all about everything else, not just 'So I hear labour kind of hurts?'

But if one more male obstetrician - they're always male - talks about 'people' getting pregnant, I will have to smack a bitch. Biological men never get pregnant. It is not going to be politically incorrect to say 'women,' not 'people'. OhmyGOD.

Oh, and apparently we have to work over the weekends on our obstetrics rotation. That's so gonna happen, what. I love how they forget that WE aren't getting paid for this.

No amount of money is worth this, mind you.
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: rose petal bowlscoradh on September 4th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
a lot of women go into labour alone and without proper knowledge so complications that seem basically preventable to us there can be fatal.

I know that. There's a reason destructive operations aren't part of routine perinatal care in developed countries. It's still horrifying.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: fangirl Petescoradh on September 4th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
God, it might be the same one! I mean, there's not a lot of it about.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: hee Brendonscoradh on September 4th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
OMG YES! DID YOU STEAL MY BRAIN?

AND ALSO, YOU'RE READING BANDOM UNPROMPTED? MY CAPSLOCK, LET ME SHOW YOU IT! :DDDDD
trichinopoly ash: edward: maybellinealdehyde on September 4th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
yea most of africa isn't a desert.

anything related to pregnancy and childbirth scares me shitless. more so than it did before, my fear and paranoia has been increasing by leaps and bounds.

which sucks because sometime in the far away future, i would like to have my own kids.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Twins playing keyboardscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
Your paranoia? Is all warranted. Just sayin'.

I am so glad I've never felt that maternal urge. I may do a Bradjelina and adopt.
serriadhserriadh on September 4th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
er, I've written TG stuff. It's all over at topgearslash
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: FOB: a little more touch mescoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
lol I didn't even realise this had a fandom! Awesome!
Sereniaserenia on September 4th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Top Gear fanfic? XD I'm mildly curious!

Oh, how horrible! :( It's so hard to hear about bad things happening to babies and kids now. It physically hurts!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: FOB: Pweezy fistsscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
See above for linkage!

Yeeesss ... most of the stuff we hear about DOES physically hurt.
when the gales of November come early: hey tharkishmet on September 5th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
AHHHH I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH THAT ISN'T HORRIFYING. And this is worse than usual. :(

Drastic subject change: Ooh, Top Gear fanfiction? Where?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: FOB: Pete taken advantage ofscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
That probably was the absolute worst, mind you.

See above for linkage! In my current state of exhaustion god knows what'd happen if I tried HTML ... I'd probably blow up the computer.
jehnt: dw - donna - something newjehnt on September 5th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
GOD PREGNANCY TERRIFIES ME. IT SOUNDS REALLY GROSS AND DANGEROUS.

Like, I'm glad people have babies and stuff... but jesus fucking christ when are we going to invent some kind of external uterus so we can grow the damn things in jars?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: Hush Sound: elegantscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
That's because it IS gross and dangerous.

Yeah, totally Lois Bujold!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: &hearts Brendonscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
I no rite.
spark_of_chaos: yellow brainspark_of_chaos on September 6th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
:lol: :shudders:
I swear I don't know a female medical student who hasn't said 'kids? you've got to be joking!' after the beginning of their ob round. During summer practice this year one (male) ob took great pleasure in scaring the life out of me with happened-during-labour stories, I swear I can't say/see the word pregnant and not shudder.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: Hush Sound: haystacksscoradh on September 7th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ha, you should visit my class. One of my luvved-up friends has already picked out her kids' names.

I mainly don't want to be that fat, actually.