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Medicine from a paper towel

Learning today: you were taught medicine and pathology this way, whereas sickness presents this way.

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Unfortunately people don’t walk around with signs on them telling you: this is how I should present in your clinic, and these are the signs and symptoms that really matter. At least sometimes they give us clues.
Guess that’s why I am becoming a doctor, so that one day I will be able to connect the dots.

ABC’s of me….

So I am not one to do chain letters or chain e-mails, let alone a chain blog, but I thought this sounded like it could be a challenge for me to get through.

What better way to get through a study break, or more than one study break trying to figure out words that describe something about me, places I would like to visit, or something that interest me. The http://barefootmeds.wordpress.com/ has nominated “everyone who enjoys this world of blogs” for the ABC (Awesome Blog) Content Award.

1. Share something about yourself using each letter of the alphabet

2. Pay the award forward to however many

  • Alaska: I want to visit here, my husband wants to be able to fly in the Alaskan terrain. This might be a fun place to live during the summer, practice medicine, and both of us work lots. Our “children” would get to see what it really means to live off the land.
  • Believer in Jesus Christ. My life has been a journey of searching for what I believe in. Just because I don’t spend my life preaching about the Bible doesn’t mean I am not a christian, it just means that I am still learning and looking for the place in this world that I belong.
  • Country girl: born and raised in rural Oklahoma. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. I can’t wait until we can move back to the country, have land, be able to drive a couple minutes to get somewhere. I can’t wait until it takes us an hour or so to get to a big city.
  • Duroy: my last name, I think it is a strong last name. I think a pretty great man gave it to me.
  • Energetic: I try to keep my energy up. Medical school has made it lack some. Sometimes this thing called medical school takes all the energy and life I have to get through it, but it will be worth it someday.
  • Friend: I will stand by you through thick and thin. Investing myself in my friendships are the kinds of friends that I want. I don’t need lots of friends, I just need real ones.
  • Guinevere: what my name actually means
  • Happy: I see no point in being mad, sad, or angry. Live, learn, and get over it.  Tears make my face look puffy and ugly. Everyone will be happier and healthier that way. Plus, doesn’t a smile always make you or anyone you smile at happy.
  • Interrupt: sometimes I don’t know when to shut my mouth, so you might need to interrupt me to get a word in.
  • Joyful: I am joyful and thankful for everything that has happened in my life and for everyone that is in my life.
  • Kind: I agree with Ellen’s philosophy “Be Kind to Everyone”
  • Laugh: I like to laugh and I really like to laugh out loud but don’t do it much
  • Married to the love of my life, my high school sweetheart, my best friend
  • Not so average: I wouldn’t call myself above average or below average, I just don’t think I fit into the category of average.
  • Outspoken: enough said?
  • Pearls: I like pearls a lot, the jewelry, pearls of wisdom, really anything the color pearl
  • Quilts: My grandmother makes these. She made Mike and I a very special one as a wedding gift. Something I want to learn how to do! I have a sewing machine. That is the first step. Oh, I have also put quilt blocks together before and I can make awesome baby blankets.
  • Runner: I miss running 4-7 miles everyday, maybe I just miss getting new shoes every 3 months?
  • Sugar bear: what my grandmother has called me since I can remember
  • Tenacious: I use this word to describe myself because one of the most amazing woman that I knew, Shelly Weems, used this word to describe me. I think she was right on.
  • Unknown: the unknown is scary and exciting at the same time.
  • Vegetables: I am not a vegetarian or anything close to it, but I love vegetables. I don’t know if there is a vegetable that I have met that I don’t like.
  • Weight: something that I struggle with.
  • Xerox machines: probably shouldn’t let me use these because they normally break while I am the operator.
  • Yoga: makes me feel great, energized, and flexible. I love this yoga website: YogaGlo.com 
  • Zealous

Enough said about me. Time to get back to the world of books and study guides.  I hope any of my blog followers and friends will do this too!

much needed

This semester has been a test of endurance, positive self thought, motivation, and being positive for my friends. Last night was one of the best get togethers that we have had since school started. After a long semester things are finally starting to wind down to wind back up in order to finish my first year of medical school.

The best girls in my life that I could ever ask all came to my house and brought wine, dessert, salad, and we had the fish, chips and beer to go with it. As the men stood outside and cooked we all hung out while finishing all the fixings for dinner. Then we actually all got to sit out on the patio in the backyard and talk, well if you know us we don’t just talk, we are known as the LOUD family in some circles. So we have taken this name and embraced it. We work our tails off trying to learn as much as we can and be able to apply it one of these days so that we can have a great time and enjoy ourselves once every 100 or so days, and I mean literally every 100+ days because most the time we are running from one fire to another trying to burn it out with all the knowledge that we have and move on to the next thing while trying to remember everything that we burnt the previous one out with.

The 8 girls and I ate, drank, laughed, cried, told stories, got loud, had all sorts of estrogen running through the house, which is maybe why the guys stayed in the backyard. What an amazing night for forming those bonds with these amazing women that always going to be a part of my life now. We will venture through medical school together, then through weddings, having babies (one of these women will probably deliver my children), deciding what kind of physicians we want to be, establishing lives, going on fun vacations together and everything else that life has in store for us because lets face it, there is not an experience that any of us have been through that bonds are formed like we have made in the short 9 months that we have known each other.

The weekend of Easter what a great weekend for this time of the semester to fall on. Time to have fellowship with friends and family, a time to look at our lives and know that this is where God has taken me and is giving me the strength, intelligence, and means to get through this thing they call medical school and he blessed me with these amazing woman to go on this journey with.

Haley, Brooke, Natalie, Danielle, TaRynn, & Megan thanks for being these people! Thanks for being some of the amazing women that are going to be the physicians of America in a few short years, and thank you for being those girls that can get crazy and have a good time when we know that we are all in this together and that second year for all of us except Megan, who third year, is just right around the corner. Can you believe it….. finals are all that stand between us and the next small step to becoming physicians. The time we have together is amazing!

What more could a girl ask for……

P.S. Men in our lives you are all amazing for going through this adventure with us!