Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break Part 1

So We are spending the week in Beautiful Crested Butte, CO!

Day 1 started off pretty good. Stayed on the Greens all day, had to get used to the skis again. Day 2 However, did not go as well. Here are all the lifts I did:

And here are all the lifts that Hunter did:

No, I have not made it to this side of the mountain, but Hunter went with one of our friends, Justin to find more adventure while, Natalie and I played it safe.

Here are some other pics of the mountain:

Here's Me, looking good!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Off With Your Head!

So sometimes, during lab, I find myself very disturbed by some of the things they have us do. If you have a weak stomach, DO NOT continue reading...

so we are nearing the end of Gross Lab (Thank God!) and we are on the Head and Neck region. Well, Today we had to explore the nasal cavity. What does that entail? Well, We had to Remove the head from the vertebra and then cut the Face in half. Yep, right down the middle so we could see inside the nasal cavity. I mean, don't get me wrong. It is really cool to get to see the stuff that we get to see, But as I'm holding this head While Hunter takes a saw to it, I just couldn't help thinking "What are we doing!?!"

Before, I go any further, Please let me say, That we are Very, Extremely Grateful to all those people who graciously donated their bodies so that we may learn and become intelligent and capable Doctors one day!!!!

Today made me think of my brother Elliott. A few summers ago, he had to have major surgery to open up his sinus cavities. And i remember being in the doctors office when it was time to remove the packing. You know how clowns do that thing where they pull the scarves from their mouth and it seems to go on and on for ever. Well, imagine that, coming out of Elliott's nose!!! I'm serious, I could not believe how much gauze was coming out of his face!!! So today, we are examining the cavities and that was all I could think about. Where did that doctor stuff all that damn gauze!!!

Gross used to be my favorite class for two reasons. 1. I have hopes of being a surgeon one day, so I was super excited to start cutting on people. and 2. because the more lab time you have equals less lecture time!!! But now, I am just really over the smell and the decay! And the things we are dissecting are in a much smaller place than say, the abdomen, so nerves and vessels are getting harder and harder to find! only one more week after spring break and we are done!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Stuff

Hey people, So my friend Chelsea is having a giveaway on her blog:
Check it out if you want to enter!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the Peds patient

Pediatric Patient today. We got to experience what it was like to take a history for a kid, talking to the parent of course, but while the kid was interrupting, running around, grabbing things, etc.. our kid was actually pretty well behaved for a 3 yr old. However, I did not get the Peds bug today. I have never really felt that desire to work with kids. Probably because i'm not very sympathetic. Mom, you know i get that from you. We'd come in with like a cut, spurting blood, and mom would be like "eww, that looks bad... oh well, you're ok!" LOL. So, i guess my kids are doomed, cause I'll be the same way! Also, I dont have much patience for other people's kids when they are misbehaving. Excuse me, but i just think when you are at a restaurant and your kid is throwing a fit, you should excuse yourself and the annoying child from the table so as not to disturb the other diners and deal with the kid!!! So, with all that put together, I probably would not make a very good pediatrician!

Peds surgery tho... thats another story. But word on the street is that is the Hardest field to get into. Like they only accept 20 people in the whole country to become a Peds surgeon. Or something like that.