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...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Inna-gadda-da-vida, baby, don't you know that I love you?
Surgery final exam: Check. Came out of it feeling drained, exhausted, abused, and as if I should've brought some Surgi-Lube with me to aid in proper administration of the exam. Kara tells me that's how it's supposed to feel. I probably did fine, she says. It felt like a Medicine exam - I wish I'd had Medicine first.
But it's over, and as soon as I finish this brief update I'm going to go sit in the lounge for an hour and play FFIX before going to a meeting, then heading home. Home for a weekend of guilt-free relaxation. I can't bloody wait.

TB test: Check. Totally negative, will recheck in 3 months.

School pictures: Check. $42 for wallets, a copy of the composite, and the privilege of having my hair fixed by the photographer. And Mike to grin at me and say "look out!" as I was leaving and he was coming in. Made me feel good.

Also felt good in the OR the other day when TJ asked me why I was going into FP. "You're really smart," he says. "You could be an orthopod, anything you want..." I could be an orthopod. Now there's a compliment.
See, there's a hierarchy in medicine, a list of smartness. And FP-Peds-Pathology-Emergency Medicine are all at the bottom of it. Orthopods, Paediatric surgeons (of any sort), and anyone who makes more than $300,000 a year without taking call are at the top of the list. They're smart. Because we're all smart, we had to be to get here. Smart or incredibly motivated or both. The trick, they say, is to get into a competitive specialty and make buckets.
Thanks, but I think I'll be stupid.

now feeling:: chipper chipper

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From: clypheous Date: January 30th, 2004 09:58 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Glad to hear about the TB thing sis!

As we know how much you earn decides your worth to society. Therefore you should always go with a job that earns more money even if you would hate it.

Such a stupid rationale, you go on and do what you want to do, earn your money at it, live your life and be happy!
From: randi_girl Date: January 30th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
CONGRATS!!! Sounds like you probably did well. Kudo's for the nice comments as well.

Please enjoy your guilt-free relaxing weekend.
piccolopixie From: piccolopixie Date: January 30th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Mmm, FFIX..what a great game...even though nobody I know seems to like it.

It's good to hear you're TB free and good luck with your tests, I'm sure you did just fine. :)
tyomniye From: tyomniye Date: January 31st, 2004 10:30 am (UTC) (etched in stone)


FFIX definitely rocks! Need to get it out and play again, once my PS2 is repaired.
piccolopixie From: piccolopixie Date: January 31st, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)


Squee, one other person that likes it. You're my new hero :)
From: dr_bobbie Date: January 30th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
::head-scratch, isn't interested in making buckets, hehe::

I think I'll be stupid right along with you. <333
turnberryknkn From: turnberryknkn Date: January 30th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Enjoy the weekend. :-)
average_girl From: average_girl Date: January 31st, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Sounds like things are pretty excellent. Do what you really want, and you'll make good money anyways, I always say.

.....what's FP? :0}
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