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Thank God for the little things. - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
Thank God for the little things.
Thank you so much to everyone who sent me good wishes and love and encouragement. You're all wonderful. I'm home, O Best Beloved, and done with the exam. Actually, I got there at 0757, by the center clock, congenitally early for really important things that I am, and they let me start then.

At noon, I took an hour lunch break. I figured I'd accumulated an hour of extra break time anyway. I walked over to the branch campus building where I'd spent my first two years and made the rounds. King Darrell is giving up directing the Pathology section after this year. He'll still teach, if they want him to. They'd better want him to; the man was the best Path teacher I ever had. Grandpa Barth the center director is retiring within the next few years. His second wife's colon cancer, formerly in remission, recurred with metastases to both lungs. She had a third of one out on Friday, and the other will go as soon as she's ready for another surgery. Within a month. His first wife died post-operatively of multiple emboli. She never came out of anaesthesia. I told him I'd pray for him. He said he appreciated it. And then he hugged me.
Lowene-our-den-mother hugged me too, and Dr. V, the first professor ever to fail me (Anatomy, first semester, first year) laughed when I said I was sticking to family medicine. Dr. M, microbiologist extraordinaire, had his hip replaced and he keeps overdoing things. There's also a bunch of "bullshit" about the final exams in Micro after a professor down in E'ville wasn't too subtle about giving students the answers. Don't be a stranger. He still hasn't found a book as good as the 800 pages of notes he gives us during the semester. Dr. S was glad to hear I honored Neurology, and Dr. K s wife was, as usual, far more interesting than he was - the man taught the most tedious Pharmacology ever. Dr. B has lost weight, perhaps his logorrhea is catching up with him or perhaps being a physiologist is taxing. Dr. R still bikes and still teaches biochemistry. Uncle Rog wasn't in, more's the pity, and neither was Meg. An hour of telling people how great third year had been, and how I was headed for Ft. Wayne for residency, and showing off that I can do well despite barely passing the first two years.
I wondered, leaving, if I would have gone back if third year hadn't gone well.

Eight blocks. Forty-six questions each block, one hour per block. I did the first five in four hours and the last three in two and a half. I took an hour for lunch. I finished each block and couldn't remember the one before it, except vaguely. There were two easy blocks and two hard blocks and four in-between. The variation between easy and hard wasn't so much that I didn't know the answers as that the proportion of fifty-fifty answers was bigger.
I feel, overall, pretty good about it.

Got home, started to clean my study stuff up and realised that today was the due date for my paper from Radiology. So I wrote it and e-mailed it. Whoops. And now I can finally settle down to doing nothing but the things I want to do for a few days. I think I'll start by finding the floor in the bedroom. And then I'll bring a stack of notes and practise exam printouts to Firefest and bloody well burn them.

And I'm going to play World of Warcraft until my eyes fall out of my head.

now feeling:: relieved relieved

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Comments
turnberryknkn From: turnberryknkn Date: July 6th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Congrats. :-)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Thanks ;)
lorriejharris From: lorriejharris Date: July 6th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

And I'm going to play World of Warcraft until my eyes fall out of my head.


Sounds like you earned it! Have fun, and congrats! *hugs*
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Feels good not to be obligated to study :) How are things going for you?
lorriejharris From: lorriejharris Date: July 7th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Things are good. :) Got good results from the Doc, and I actually feel like doing some writing today.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Good. Sounds like you've got a lot going on in your life too :)
iliana_sedai From: iliana_sedai Date: July 7th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
> I can do well despite barely passing the first two years.

Yay! Hope for me! lol
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
*laughs*
I think, if I knew what I was getting into for the first two years, I would've thought twice about med school.
minsies From: minsies Date: July 7th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Eep! I forgot to say good luck in a timely manner, so I'll have to change that over to a hearty congratulations and so forth.

( :
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Thanks, I sort of posted last-minutely anyway. :P
numair From: numair Date: July 7th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Eee! YAY FOR YOU! WAY TO GO!

Don't play until your eyes fall out..then you might scare someone to death, and have to work on them without being able to see them -.-


Really happy for you!
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
*rolls eyes around*

Screenshots. I need to get some screenies up for you from the instanced dungeons :)
numair From: numair Date: July 7th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Only when you have time and feel like it. I'm just glad you've survived the year and can now have some fun ^_^
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Just started a new Dwarven Paladin for kicks, and Ironforge is sooooo pretty. :)
numair From: numair Date: August 3rd, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
eeee ^_^

dwarven pally! yay!
brakiss From: brakiss Date: July 7th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Told youuuuuu! *hugs* Congrats. :D
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
*smoochie*
brakiss From: brakiss Date: July 7th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Woohoo! I gots me some sugah! :)

I'm going home Nykki. For real this time!. :D
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 7th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
And I'm so very very glad, butterfly.
brakiss From: brakiss Date: July 10th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
*grins and smothers you in snuggles* I'm HOME!!!!
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 10th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
HOORAY!
From: dr_bobbie Date: July 7th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm so envious right now. I've still got FIVE MORE WEEKS until I take my test.
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